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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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Latest photos of the area

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New City Road on Colleges Cycle Route

Checkpoint Shelley

NCN 75 at Anderston Quay still getting used even when it is covered in ice!

The northbound Clyde Tunnel cycle & pedestrian tunnel is looking a bit grotty these days. Graffiti dating back to 2002 and plenty of soot on the previously white-washed walls and ceiling. Now there is a door-entry system to keep out the ned ... [more]

Spot the path. Don't bother trying to cycle this one just yet. However, Sustrans is part-funding a new path near here called the Levern Valley Way: "The project will connect Barrhead to Glasgow and close a major hole in the network by u ... [more]

Low cycle parking stands at Lidl. The barriers for the shopping trolleys were a more suitable height.

Narrow cycle lane on Moss Road

Cycle track alongside Moss Road, heading towards Clyde Tunnel

Josta 2-tier parking freshly installed on platform 15 of Glasgow Central station. Installed by Cycle-Works -

Give me a bit more cycle space than that!

Advance stop line disappeared following resurfacing

Disappearing advance stop line in Union Street UPDATE: Markings reinstated 2012 #46682

Cycle path junction at Sighthill Park

New ramp from Speirs Wharf down to Cowcaddens

West Street cycle track, at Scotland Street junction

Glasgow's oldest advance stop lines - University Avenue at Byres Road - on Colleges Cycle Route UPDATE: Look what they did to it! #28165

Track between Robroyston and Hogganfield. Could be a useful link to/from ASDA.

Minimal cycle parking at ASDA, Robroyston

Popular Cambridge Street cycle parking at Sauchiehall Street Precinct, on a blustery October weekday

Experimental cycle parking inside Charing Cross Multistorey Car Park. The bars are hinged and the bracket on the end attaches to the handlebars either side of the stem, then secured with your own long shank padlock. Never known to be used. ... [more]

Darnley cycle route at Nitshill Road

Pointless cycle lane on Hawthorn Street, connecting layby to side road.

Bendy cyclepath to Auchinlea Retail Park

Tightly-packed cycle parking at Morrisons, Auchinlea

Double decker cycle parking at Glasgow Central railway station, platform 15. Nearest entrance - Hope Street near Argyle Street junction. (See also #26032) NB: The cycle parking has since moved to a new location near the escalators (see # ... [more]

Undercover cycle parking stands in Cambridge Street Multistorey Car Park - enter from vehicle entrance from lane off of Cambridge Street, since you need to already have a car park ticket to open door in pedestrian entrances!

Garscube Landscape Link underpass at Dobbies Loan Further info at

Cycleway between Cowcaddens and Braid Square/Speirs Wharf

Fenced off cycle parking

Polmadie Road in Oatlands

Footbridge and path through Townhead motorway junction

"All routes turn left" - Gordon Street at Hope Street contraflow cycle track

Silverburn Shopping Centre (Marks & Spencer) cycle parking

Buchanan Street pedestrian precinct cycle parking, at Nelson Mandela Place

Anniesland station cycle parking, which has since been joined by some sheltered parking.

Cycle parking in Berkeley Street, near Mitchell Library

Cycle parking outside the RSAMD - a popular location

Argyle Street pedestrian precinct solitary cycle parking stand UPDATE: This site has now received 3 standard Sheffield stands to replace this stand.

Kissing gate in Maryhill Park, on the Kelvin Walkway UPDATE: This gate has now been removed (see #50220)!

New cycle path between Dalsholm Road and Garscube Estate/West of Scotland Science Park (Kelvin Campus), at junction with Kelvin Cycleway

Cycle parking at B&Q, Parkhead Forge Retail Park. Obviously no cyclists due in today, so use the opportunity to park the turf and sheds there.

'Firepath' road closure just south of Ibrox stadium (a Glasgow feature, it seems) - why not add a couple of drop kerbs for bikes?

Odd positioning of cycle rack at the House for an Art-Lover, Glasgow - blocking the path if there any bikes parked there.

Glasgow - cycle route over western ring road

Glasgow. Cycle parking. Much the same as anywhere else.

'National Cycle Network - all routes' (contraflow) leading west from Glasgow Central station.

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