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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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The cycle parking stands outside the Kelvin Hall are hopeless and need replaced. Bolting stands onto block paving is not sufficiently secure in a street environment. See also #95251.

Just a small sign away from the main line of sight to warn of the cycle track crossing the access road to the Bunhouse Car Park, and no indication of priority.

The Fastlink busway was built without any dropped kerbs outside the Festival Park gate, hindering cycle access between the Science Centre and Festival Park. The footway here is to be converted to shared use.

Not a dual carriageway, but two parallel two-way roads, the nearest of which is reserved for buses only. The footway on this side is to be converted (or just redesignated?) for shared use.

The northern footway of Govan Road is being rebuilt for shared use.

The northern footway of Govan Road being rebuilt for shared use, with some low branches coming over the wall from the park.

The plans show a parallel cycle/zebra crossing to go in here.

A slight adverse camber on the shiny smooth asphalt cycle track.

Corduroy tactiles were specified in the drawings and corduroy tactiles were duly installed, rather than cycleway tactiles.

The surface on the cycleway is the same shiny smooth asphalt used on the footway. Not good for grip.

Dropped kerbs have been installed at the access to the Village development (rectifying #71113), but that footway next to the stepped cycleway is so narrow!

When this area at Partick station was repaved, I thought it might be getting prepared for the installation of the large double decker bike racks, given the congestion on the existing cycle parking. But no, it has been getting used for car p ... [more]

Settlement at the south end of the flagship active travel bridge across the Clydeside Expressway at the Glasgow Harbour development.

Desire line from NCN7 path up to main road.

A pothole in Radnor Street, with exposed cobbles.

Still no sign as to whether this widened footway is shared use or not, now that the one-way carriageway is unusable for cycling in the other direction. However, there is this parking sign where no parking is allowed.

Broken asphalt on the route the Kelvingrove Art Gallery boss preferred cyclists to take rather than the more obvious route through the car park.

It turns out bolting cycle parking stands to block paving isn't very secure. Who knew? See also #95296.

Desire line to Riverside Museum

Bus lane cameras. Will there be cycle lane cameras? A stepped two-way cycle track is being built along part of Govan Road, but the footway has been reduced to a minimal width, resulting in people walking on the cycle track. An extra metr ... [more]

Literally nowhere else to park! (*not)

The line of the Monkland canal, now filled in

M8 was built on the Monkland Canal

Building works at Partick Bus Station have meant that the point where cyclists join Merkland St carriageway has now been closed, and cyclists are forced to share a narrow footway already obstructed by (unrelated) scaffolding. However, t ... [more]

Building work has now started at Partick Bus Station, resulting in railings being put across the point where it was easy to join the roadway in Merkland Street (see also #94587). Work is to last 9 months. http://www.spt.co.uk/2017/09/red ... [more]

The communal bike pump in #90787 is now hidden behind the bike hire stands.

A new addition to my commute for the next 2 months. (#glasgow Aikenhead Road) https://t.co/2MQixMRoZZ

West City Way, Glasgow. Flagship cycling infrastructure. Dismount and use pavement. Pathetic. https://t.co/wU0gexsvJZ [See also #93831]

This puddle gets splashed off the side of the bridge and onto unsuspecting underpass users by passing vehicles.

The bins seem to have gone, but more bike parking is still needed in Cambridge Street. One bike looked like it was abandoned. This will be an important parking location for anyone new to cycling when the Woodside mini-Holland is built.

A new Nextbike hire station on Garscube Road.

Lidl has at last installed some cycle parking at its Woodside store.

The Doune Quadrant/Doune Gardens problem is still very much there.

Texting, engine running, not aware of those around her...

@GoBikeGlasgow Today I think is #GlasgowVanInfraDay https://t.co/OvELykuKOC

What is the point of advisory cycle lanes? Cumbernauld Rd today, both sides covered in parked cars @AnnaLangside @GlasgowCC @policescotland https://t.co/ze1547or7Z

Waiting for the lights in Elderslie Street.

Damaged cycle parking on New City Road.

The paint has gone, leaving just the green surfacing.

Underpass discussion at a CEoGB AGM infrastructure safari.

A comparison of hire bikes at the CEoGB AGM.

@GBCycleEmbassy #cyclehack @waitrose byres road - GLA. Sheffield stands too close to the wall ❌ open to elements ❌ inadequate hoop ❌ https://t.co/zL960WlfP8

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 The 2015 Silverburn Cycling & Walking Route has never finished. This crossing is yet be for implemeted for cyclists https://t.co/KQMydCFScf

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 All the pavement w of Pollok Park is shared use except the 100m from the Bowling Club to P'llk S'hws Wt Station???? https://t.co/UwwNb5HlI6

6 lanes of motor traffic, parking, + massive central reservation, but no space for cycling infrastructure on GWR? #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/1mTi2F2rD8

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Washington street. Ample space for a ramp for bikes (& wheel chair enabled ♿️glaswegians) wall needs work anyway... https://t.co/fJShUqmsVW

@CycleInfraDay Mustn't forget the secure parking #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/OGuEeTQSkS

@BCCletts #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 light was fading. Using a filter and an arrow; waiting to shipwreck the next unsuspecting vessel... https://t.co/66Laza2kXz

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 @ScotRail 2.039m journeys p.a. from CX. 5 Sheffield stands. Ratio of 1 rack to 407,800 Trips Vs 433 car spaces. https://t.co/3sHuvEwBwm

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 multiple high threat ironworks ❌ paint added for extra danger ❌ in spite of this still an important route. https://t.co/PhgO2hne00

Told by council that there's no room for cycle infra here on Pollokshaws Rd. There's space. There isn't the will. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/0neB62T0Cv

This kind of (relatively) cheap and quick infrastructure would help so much in so many places... more please #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/dcsPJRxYNB

Biggest problem cycling in the city centre is you're only ever seconds away from being on the right of a 4-lane road #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/OIH1RcLmyZ

Waterloo St looks nice, but the traffic light phases are just wrong and you end up waiting at every junction. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/zC3MnKHLS8

... it's just a shame that the Bridge to Nowhere is once again living up to its name. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 #GetOffAndWalk https://t.co/3XpPXrlJGy

I do like the finished Bridge to Nowhere... #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/6Csts2i7sg

Bell's Bridge could do with a wider path on the north end, but it is lovely to cycle on. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/R3RWlYZqz6

More barriers on NCN7 making it awkward for anybody with mobility issues, trailer, etc to use it. (Pacific Drive) #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/xrH2OHTrNt

More wasted space for empty Fastlink lanes on Pacific Drive whilst NCN7 is confined to a shared path. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/sz4iIpjQ0x

Usual parking at Govan Rd cycle lane. On one side it's a door zone I'd never use, on the other they just park on it. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/OdEKkHaq0C

On the plus side, a while since I cycled on Cessnock St... so glad to see it's now a little less potholed! :) #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/neb3xkZPoB

Back on the north of the M8, NCN7 reverts to blue signs over infra... and conflict with drivers assuming priority. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/FnqH1cQrq3

this sign continuing NCR7 towards Balloch near the Riverside Museum is very craftily hidden behind copious greenery #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/7UOL2UFpqv

Again as NCN7 crosses the M8 the simplest answer to potential conflict is to force cyclists to walk. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/zLBKWT1I27

And too often, when NCN7 threatens to interfere with motor traffic, it's "cyclists dismount". #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/ZAzVGKl6vd

This alternative route to direct PRW relies heavily on blue signs instead of safe infrastructure. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/1S3RVH3vUF

Also NCN7 is lacking some basic infra on crossings - why no Toucan across Corkerhill Rd? #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/2jKrrFISy0

Since posting this, I've been informed of the correct route using Kinnell Avenue. VERY poor signage. Mosspark Dr is hectic at rush hour #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/1DBKMerLHc

Nice little contra flow back on to PRW from NCN7... except it had a van parked in it whilst the driver ate lunch. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/dP5Az8iU80

Follow the path to the right to take NCN7 all the way to Bell's Bridge... but don't try it in the dark! #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/O1gvhqCDFe

Take the bridge towards Pollok Park... providing you don't have mobility issues, a trailer, etc. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/LLZxVWKion

Instead of the direct PRW, council would prefer cyclists use the quieter route following NCN7 #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/jNLcWpRARp

As with PRW, Crookston Road is wide enough for good infrastructure and has nothing. Such a waste. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/xpqbxEHepv

Stats show how many cycle on Paisley Road West. Wide enough for good infrastructure... completely devoid of any. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/I54olBeTir

Always saddens me that this was allowed to happen. Could have really been something... #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/MV0iXZCy4A

Cyclist’s choice: traffic on Broomielaw or shared-path that’s awkward to exit. Meanwhile, Fastlink lanes sit empty #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/vmPR6ZkEgT

Obligatory shot of the teeny tiny shared-use path on Broomielaw for #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/t49NgTnwsN

Seeing this did not alleviate concerns about how Gorbals St residents will react to SCW stopping them parking here… #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/iPUnGlIl8o

New floating bus stop on Pollokshaws Road in use… more please. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/9LWDK0nH0R

Victoria Road will be SO much better once the South City Way is built. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/PRitMmRk9n

Dropped kerb on Balvicar St is, not surprisingly, blocked again… time for double-yellows? #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/2Sp3Yg6J7D

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Garrioch Road: lived here 5 years. Not been able to use full cycle path once b/c of constant parked cars ?? https://t.co/8EZw8tWlcb

@GlasgowCC Tale of 2 councils: Part 6 It does reappear a little further along Kilmarnock Rd, right in the door zone. Deathtrap #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/pfjkHV6NG6

[via email] Nice bridge over the expressway... shame about the steps. The small bits of tarmac won't help pushchairs #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/DIWbrQfHTG

[via email] Cage for cyclists at the north end of Finnieston Bridge. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/MhA6FUUfQ1

[via email] Govan Rd: This takes the biscuit. 3-stage, double-dog-leg Toucan crossing, part of NCN7 #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/QMXQoe9CK9

[via email] Shared pavement at Four Winds - far too narrow and obstructed #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/xG1gsGcr4h

[via email] Bells Bridge past Premier Inn - desire line have been boxed in with railings and chicaned Toucan #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/gtBxe4Fd45

[via email] Clyde Walkway & NCN - Somebody fix this! Shared use but narrow and obstructed by street furniture. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/IZT83bMAFw

[via email] Finnieston Bridge - not shared use, but widely used to avoid struggling up the hill with traffic behind #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/LYZ4guEcEv

[via email] Lancefield Quay - a beautifully wide shared space... shame it's cluttered with random street furniture #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/Nvejl1iJ5s

[via email] Govan Rd/LorneSt - parking in the cycle lane gets even worse when the Rangers coaches are stacked up... #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/OhIzadCZ0D

[via email] Finnieston St - more shared space confusion with Toucans but no signage #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/Xn9Ieei9Ht

[via email] Riverside to Glasgow Harbour - confusing shared space: Toucan crossing but no shared pavement signs #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/A2n8EIHMnB

[via email] Caged Toucans at north end of Finnieston Bridge being avoided by cyclists coming over the bridge #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/qB8pKEmkxO

[via email] Flood on path from SECC to Riverside Museum. Created a few months ago by a worker with a digger #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/8UtPQmwTHM

[via email] A redundant sign at entrance to the old helipad #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/qqkEsXWNau

[via email] Nice dropped kerb helps to stay on one-way SECC road travelling east but invites wrong-way (west) use #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/sUdCHKK295

[via email] Clyde Walkway: fallen here avoiding oncoming cyclists due to the gaps between concrete and paving. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/3GXs7yXMdv

Why ride when you can push? #CyclistsDismount #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/6S7JLXSsN1

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