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Cycling in Glasgow

Glasgow is a city with a lot of transport infrastructure, including motorways, rail and an extensive bus network, and now has a slowly expanding cycle network.

There are National Cycle Network routes into the city, and various local routes have also been provided for cyclists around the city. These routes vary from off-road cycle paths, through quiet street routes and on-road cycle lanes, to fully segregated roadside cycle tracks, "Copenhagen style" as Glasgow City Council likes to put it! Advance Stop Lines have been provided at a number of signal-controlled junctions. However, there are still areas of the city with little in the way of cycle infrastructure.

The local cycle campaign group in Glasgow is Go Bike! Strathclyde Cycle Campaign, which works to try and improve the provision for cyclists, both on-road and off. Go Bike has produced its own paper cycle map, which not only shows the signed cycle routes, but also many suggested quiet road routes for linking across the city. Details on the website.

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An old railway track alongside the A752 at Drumpellier Country Park, which would make a better route for the Seven Lochs Trail than the footway of the A752. It just needs a path to be built on the trackbed and across to a road crossing. Vie ... [more]

No safe crossing of the A752 at Commonhead Road, on the Seven Lochs Trail, and not even a dropped kerb! Just a promise of a future bridge across the M73 and A752, if it gets funding.

The Seven Lochs Trail crosses the A752 and goes into Drumpellier Country Park. But there's not even a dropped kerb to help with the crossing of this busy A road at Commonhead Road.

A Nextbike bike hire station on the corner of Firhill Road and Garscube Road, with stands for ordinary and electric hire bikes.

The 'No Through Road' sign should have been fitted with an 'except cycles' plate when the Hopehill Road closure was opened up to cycling (in background and at #108226).

Electric bike hire stands at North Woodside Road. This area will be rearranged as part of the Connecting Woodside project, but at the moment any ebikes placed in the stands would be obstructing the footway, and due to the location of the dr ... [more]

A Fire Path closed to cycling on Wilton Street.

No cycle access from Bonawe Street onto Maryhill Road.

A rather disjointed looking cycle connection between Springbank Street and Garscube Road at Queen's Cross, but a connection nonetheless. And cycle parking.

'No Through Road' signs that need 'except cycles' plates, since the other end of the road is open to cycle access.

The Seven Lochs Trail joins Commonhead Road.

Flytipping on the Seven Lochs Trail near Commonhead Road, additional to #112874.

The path surface has become mud on this short section.

The end of the loop to the viewpoint. See also #113014.

The sign points to a viewpoint, but the more direct route is to the right. See also #113015.

Path rebuilding work in progress.

Building a path that people can care about.

Path rebuilding in progress.

One of the signs is clearly not pointing the right way, and the surface is poor, but the path behind the camera is being rebuilt (see #113011).

A cross-roads of paths, where the Seven Lochs Trail turns left.

The positions of the dropped kerbs at the Lochend Road crossing is poor, and could easily be rectified. Alternatively, a raised crossing could be installed, which would have the added benefit of slowing drivers coming down the hill into Eas ... [more]

The road crossing at Lochend Road could be better.

I don't know why the path doesn't continue behind the wall. The cobbles are not everyone's cup of tea.

An entrance to the Bishop Loch section of the Seven Lochs Trail at Auchingill Road.

The Seven Lochs Trail at Auchingill Road, Easterhouse.

A broken picnic table overlooking the Bishop Loch on the Seven Lochs Trail.

A signpost on the Seven Lochs Trail, where the path ahead leads over to Gartloch.

Marker posts on the Seven Lochs Trail.

A signpost for the Seven Loch Trail at Easterhouse.

A sign for the Seven Lochs Trail in the woods at Easterhouse.

Inscription at the entrance to the Seven Lochs Trail near Balcurvie Road, seen in #112951.

Entrance to the next section of the Seven Lochs Trail. (Close-up in #112952.)

A piece of art for the Seven Lochs Trail, but also accompanied by flytipping.

An attempt to tidy the area up but flytipping hasn't been eradicated.

I'm not sure what this sign means in the context of a residential road with footways.

A poor transition between path and road at Balcurvie Road.

Marker posts guide the way along the Seven Lochs Trail around Easterhouse.

No dropped kerb at the turn from Auchinlea Road onto the Seven Lochs Trail. The footway is not shared-use. Given the busy traffic around the entrance to the Fort shopping centre, it may be worth considering upgrading this footway, but inclu ... [more]

A sign for the Seven Lochs Trail on Gartloch Road. I hadn't noticed any other signs since leaving Cardowan Moss, and although I know my way around here, there is potential for people to get lost in the Tillycairn Road area.

Marker posts guide the way along the Seven Lochs Trail in Cardowan Moss. Although this one has lost its badge, the location of the other post around the corner, and the lack of another post straight ahead, mark the turn.

A signpost on the Seven Lochs Trail in Cardowan Moss.

Marker posts guide the way along the Seven Lochs Trail in Cardowan Moss.

Route signs for the Seven Lochs Trail at Avenue End Road. The path connection across the other side is not so great, but the signs point the way into Hogganfield Park.

Route signs for the Seven Lochs Trail at Avenue End Road.

A new bridge taking shape in the Claypits nature reserve.

A new ramp is to be constructed here, linking the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, together with the new bridge to the Claypits nature reserve, to Garscube Road.

A new bridge being constructed across the Forth & Clyde Canal at Firhill.

Still no dropped kerb at Pinkston Road to join the path between the M8 motorway and the former Sighthill Park. The new location for the Sighthill standing stones can be seen to the right.

Steps and half-width ramps on the path between Baird Street and Sighthill.

The path north to Pinkston Drive has been closed and dug up.

A damaged route sign for the cycle route to the City Centre, but the route is closed off due to the Sighthill regeneration project a short distance away.

An 'Accident Blackspot' sign in Royston Road.

A footbridge across the M8 motorway, connecting Queenslie Industrial Estate and Garthamlock.

A big hole in the path between the bollards, and evidence of flooding and poor drainage.

'Cyclists Dismount' at the footbridge across the motorway connecting Queenslie Industrial Estate and the Fort shopping centre.

The path behind the recycling centre at Queenslie.

A path from Bartiebeith Road that heads around the back of Queenslie Industrial Estate, next to the M8 motorway.

Flytipping on Commonhead Road.

A short length of painted cycle lane appears next to the cycle lane sign. The previous cycle lane sign didn't have any cycle lane.

Whoever designed this does not cycle! The cycle lane being used as a car park goes is obstructed by a kerb at the toucan crossing over to Morrison's supermarket and retail park.

Aside from the cars parked in the cycle lane, the lane is approached through hatching which normally means don't drive or cycle here except in an emergency.

Sustainable drainage provides space for roadworks signs! Beyond the sign, there's another of those mysterious ramps as in #112831.

The road to the replacement bridge at Bogside Road has not been completed yet. This will lead to #112836.

The entrance to the Robroyston station car park on the Millerston side. A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign but nothing to say motorists can't drive all the way to their parking spaces.

Egress from the Robroyston station car park on the Millerston side is via the bus turning circle.

Cycle parking at Robroyston rail station. There is cycle parking on both sides of the line.

Robroyston station car park, Millerston side, including cycle parking.

A general view of the Millerston side car park at the new Robroyston rail station, seen from the station footbridge.

A general view from the Robroyston station footbridge looking northwest towards the M80 motorway junction. The two roundabouts on the meandering station access road can be seen before the massive roundabout at the motorway junction itself.

A general view of the car park and road layout at Robroyston station, looking north, seen from the station footbridge. The road access on this side is somewhat indirect.

Cycle parking at Robroyston rail station. There is cycle parking on both sides of the line.

A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign, unusually in mixed upper and lower case, at the entrance to Robroyston station car park, suggesting the footway from #112818 is indeed shared-use. For those not on the footway, a mandatory tour of the car park ... [more]

The entrance to Robroyston railway station.

The road up to the replacement bridge has not been completed yet. Once it is finished, it is to be restricted to prevent through motor traffic from using it. This will lead to #112863.

Some sort of ramp between the roadway and the footway, then a footway crossing on the approach to the station access. There's another of these ramps at #112866.

The home straight for the road to Robroyston station. An unusual location for a 'No Through Road' sign.

A roundabout where a bend would have sufficed. At least the previous roundabout has imminent plans for actual roads leading off to a new housing development.

The station is straight ahead, but again footway users have to go beyond the roundabout to cross, then head off to the right, to another roundabout.

Footway users have to go beyond the roundabout to cross.

There's nothing to indicate whether the footway that came from the toucan crossings back at the motorway junction is shared-use or not. In any case, anyone using the footway has a particularly indirect route to the station. At this roundabo ... [more]

The exit for Robroyston station on the M80 junction roundabout.

Damaged cycle parking stand in Crow Road.

A toucan crossing across a motorway sliproad at Robroyston.

A cover on one of the traffic signals at the Robroyston motorway junction sliproad, even though the toucan crossing is working and uncovered.

Although there are no signs on this section, this footway joins together two toucan crossings so can probably be considered shared-use. The roundabout on this side of the motorway has been considerably enlarged.

A cover over one of the traffic signals at the partly signalised roundabout at the M80 Robroyston junction at Saughs Road.

A toucan crossing at Saughs Avenue. There is no indication whether or not the shared footways continue beyond the crossing up Saughs Avenue.

No dropped kerb to get directly from the retail park to the Saughs Avenue toucan crossing.

A toucan crossing across Saughs Avenue.

Since there is only a shared footway on this side of Saughs Road at this point, anyone using it wanting to go to Robroyston station must go left to cross Saughs Avenue before starting to head towards the station.

This must be a cycle path! Access to ASDA supermarket and retail park from the shared footway at Saughs Road.

The end of the shared footway on Saughs Avenue. But since there is a shared footway across the toucan crossing, there is really no need for the 'Cyclists Dismount' sign. However, the shared footway is far too narrow.

The start of the shared footway along Saughs Road, that starts at a turning built for some future development that as yet hasn't been built.

A shared footway and toucan crossing on Saughs Road. The shared footway on this side continues as far as the dead-end turning for a future development, and the footway on the other side of the road becomes shared-use at the crossing.

The shared footway between Saughs Road and Robroyston Road. It continues as far as the Nova Business Park.

The start of the shared footway on the east side of Robroyston Road. Just a dropped kerb to allow cyclists to join.

The shared-use sign seen in #112689 is single-sided, and there is only a dropped kerb crossing on the southwest and southeast sides of the roundabout, not the northeast side.

The cycle lanes have pretty much vanished from Robroyston Gate.

The cycle lanes painted when the business park was first built have all but disappeared from the road. Not that they made much sense.

A cycleway around the roundabout in Nova Business Park.

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