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Details of the steps down from the Stockingfield Bridge. There is a wheeling ramp (with the usual problems they entail), but once the bridge is properly open, using the main ramp will be far more attractive for those cycling. See also #1864 ... [more]

Stepped access from the Stockingfield Bridge down to the canalside path towards Gilshochill. See also #186428.

The bridge is no longer open. Barriers across the eastern end.

The main arc of the new Stockingfield Junction bridge appears to be unofficially open, but the branch to Ruchill still has barriers. The steps provide a direct route option for pedestrians not needing the ramp.

Some artwork can be found alongside the new Stockingfield Junction bridge.

The new Stockingfield Junction bridge on the Forth & Clyde Canal.

The path towards Gilshochill suddenly gets narrow. Narrow enough that for people to pass, one has to stand aside off the path.

The ramp up to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath from Lochburn Road has been made wider and resurfaced.

The main arc of the new Stockingfield Junction bridge appears to be unofficially open.

The Ruchill branch of the new Stockingfield Junction bridge awaits opening.

The main arc of the new Stockingfield Junction bridge appears to be unofficially open.

@scottishcanals the approach to the canal at Stockingfield is blocked by a car https://t.co/YGzt9A4nhx

Why advertise that the access ramps are open onto towpath at Stockingfield then allow vans to park on them forcing people into deep mud?. And I walked round from the house the other evening with yard brush to clean glass off I mentioned pre ... [more]

The new Stockingfield Bridge awaiting opening.

Replacement hairpin bend ramp connecting the canal towpath to Lochburn Road.

No surface improvement to the canal towpath at Firhill Road. The improvement stops at the Ruchill Street bridge.

The towpath of the Forth & Clyde Canal at Stockingfield Junction has reopened, with just the bridge remaining closed.

The towpath of the Forth & Clyde Canal at Stockingfield Junction has reopened, with just the bridge remaining closed.

The cobbles under the Ruchill Street bridge have been replaced by asphalt, removing one hazard at this very narrow section of path built in modern times. See #92011 for previous surface.

Oh good. Cobbles https://t.co/jb9o6qoSez

Active travel routes into and around Sighthill still closed. This is at Port Dundas Basin.

Construction work continues at Stockingfield Junction.

The path from the Forth & Clyde Canal footbridge at Old Farm Road over to Netherton Road is in a very poor condition (still). What doesn't show up in the photograph is the step between the asphalt surface and the washed-out unsealed path.

The new bridge at Stockingfield Junction is taking shape.

Work in progress on the Stockingfield Bridge.

Simple access between the canal bank at Port Dundas Basin and Payne Street.

The area around the old boat has been tidied up and new paths laid.

Redeveloped canal bank at Port Dundas Basin.

A sign rendered unreadable by graffiti.

The area could do with tidying up, noting the routes people actually use, and to have some benches installed.

No change to the barrier at the Kelvindale access to the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Progress on the bridge under construction at Stockingfield Junction, looking through the worksite gate.

The sign on the gate says "No Parking" but there is no enforcement. The footway forms the link between the partly installed toucan crossing across Craighall Road and the canal path.

Surface dressing has been applied to the canal towpath between Yoker and Clydebank.

There is a lack of a dropped kerb to allow access to the canal towpath at the end of the car park at Firhill. A temporary ramp has been provided, but this is possibly related to the construction work on the bridge to the Claypits nature res ... [more]

Maybe it's because I don't enter Speirs Wharf from Craighall Road very often, but I almost cycled down the cobbled slope since I was this time going to turn left down the ramp to Garscube Road. The layout here could be better. The steps ... [more]

Again I forgot to approach this gate on the footway, since there is no dropped kerb to assist with getting around it from the carriageway.

The resurfaced section of the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath will tie into the work at Stockingfield Junction, where a bridge is being built across the canal.

Although the main towpath has been resurfaced, nothing has been done about the poor connection from the towpath to the path to Vaila Street. In addition to local access, this is important for making connections between the canal and Summers ... [more]

A section of Forth & Clyde Canal towpath has been resurfaced, between Cadder and Stockingfield.

The signs for the Forth & Clyde Canal diversion (see #155655) are no longer pointing the correct ways.

Still no connection between the towpath and Great Western Road on the south side of the dual carriageway. But a clear worn desire line up the embankment. The north side access at #145337 is left on, left off on the eastbound carriageway, ... [more]

Ponding and tree root damage on the rebuilt section of canal path at Blairdardie.

The signed diversion route is shut! Still no dropped kerb.

Poor lumpy asphalt surface on bridge over Forth & Clyde Canal.

Signage relating to the Stockingfield Junction canal towpath closure for construction of a new bridge.

The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath is now shut at Stockingfield Junction for construction of a new bridge. Signed diversions have been put in place. In the opposite direction, the closure is at Ruchill Street. On the opposite bank, the path ... [more]

A map showing the full diversion route for the Stockingfield canal towpath closure. Similar signs are located at the Kelvin Aqueduct and at Stockingfield Junction itself, possibly elsewhere too. The canal towpath is open up to Stockingfi ... [more]

Permanent route signs and temporary diversion signs relating to the Stockingfield canal path closure, but who would know? The temporary diversion signs should be yellow. The canal towpath is open up to Stockingfield Junction, but only to ... [more]

Cycle parking, steps and a ramp at the new Panure Gate entrance to the Claypits Local Nature Reserve. The boardwalk leads along the side of the canal and connects to the new bridge at #153304.

The new bridge across the canal at the Claypits Local Nature Reserve is now open.

The new bridge to the Claypits nature reserve nearing completion.

Someone using Lochburn Road to gain access to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath towards Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch. The car driver made a sharp stop. Construction work has now started on a new bridge across the canal at Stockingfield Junc ... [more]

Construction work has started on a new bridge at Stockingfield canal junction, to remove the need to go down to Lochburn Road to cross the canal.

The canal path branching off from the path between Campbell Street and Lochburn Road. Work has just commenced on building a new bridge at Stockingfield canal junction, which will remove the need to go down to Lochburn Road to cross the cana ... [more]

Bad tree root damage to the path between Campbell Street and Lochburn Road, and no access from Sandbank Drive where there is also a flytipping problem.

Despite the council providing cycle signage at the canal access path at Campbell Street, the nearest dropped kerb is someone's driveway.

Claypits Nature Reserve bridge under construction over the Forth & Clyde Canal. There is a rough path to get around the side of the worksite.

Claypits Nature Reserve bridge under construction over the Forth & Clyde Canal.

A kerb to bump on the way from the Forth & Clyde Canal path access to the toucan crossing across Maryhill Road and path up towards Duncruin Street.

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.

I've never worked out if these strips are badly installed drainage (for the boggy grass to the right), or anti-cycling rumble strips. A swimming contest can be seen in the background.

There is an unmarked speed hump either side of the Cleveden Road bridge on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, which are quite hard to spot if you don't know they are there.

A connection between Netherton Road and the Forth & Clyde Canal, with damaged sign, mud, and a chicane barrier.

A barrier hindering access to the National Cycle Network, near the Kelvin Aqueduct.

One route sign has two poles and is pointing the right way, but one of the signs sharing lamppost is pointing the wrong way. Plus a rather messy path junction.

Is Bowling over the bridge? No.

A pole minus its signs. Now just Sustrans stickers.

Signs pointing in random directions on the path linking the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to Duntreath Avenue and Great Western Road.

A path linking the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to Duntreath Avenue.

A signed link to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, but unsurfaced and overgrown. Not the same link as shown in #100262.

An unsurfaced link to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath from the end of a residential part of Netherton Road. See also #100261.

A canal towpath access path, unsigned, and comprising just a dirt path. Why is this not surfaced to the same standard as the main path?

Security advice on the new cycle stands at the bridge to the Murano Street student halls complex.

New cycle stands at the bridge to the Murano Street student halls complex, with CCTV coverage, and a forgiving kerb!

New cycle stands at the bridge to the Murano Street student halls complex.

The Sighthill diversion route is obstructed by an undropped kerb.

Diversion sign for Sighthill path closure.

An extremely narrow section of path along the canal below the Ruchill St bridge. Shameful that something so bad could have been built in modern times! See update at #185407.

The canal path goes under a modern road bridge on a very narrow section of path (see #92011), but it is possible to bypass it by going up the ramp to Ruchill St and crossing to rejoin the canal path beyond the bridge.

A barrier with a gap at the side on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.

A mix of route signs at Speirs Wharf.

The canal path at Port Dundas Basin.

The Pinkston Watersports Centre at Port Dundas Basin.

The end of the canal path at the entrance to Pinkston Watersports Centre.

A path that is still open during the Sighthill redevelopment, alongside Port Dundas Basin.

An old canal bridge on Castle Street, but there are steps on the other side so not useful for cycling.

Lambhill Stables is now a café

The unsurfaced canal path from Bishopbriggs finally arrives at Lambhill Bridge. Much quicker (and cleaner) to use NCN754 across the other side of the canal, but what if you live in the area around Aultbea Street?

The cobble replacement work only goes so far, so together with the bumpy path opposite Speirs Wharf means the canal path is still not the ideal route into the city from the northwest that it could be.

Access from Baird's Brae to the canal bridge and city-bound path is cobble-free, but the left turn towards Maryhill involves crossing a strip of cobbles.

Some new surfacing on the canal path at Baird's Brae, partly replacing cobbles

The path from Vaila St to Balmore Road, and its connection onto the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.

Access between the path beyond Lochburn Road and the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath. Behind the camera, rough paths continue through the woods towards Vaila St.

The Halloween Pend, an old tunnel under the Forth & Clyde Canal. Not much use for cycling, unless you don't mind a bit of scrambling and ankle-deep mud. More information at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcKoypTGPG8

Forth & Clyde Canal towpath access at Cleveden Road.

LED catseyes fitted on Forth & Clyde Canal towpath in Maryhill

LED catseyes fitted on Forth & Clyde Canal towpath in Maryhill

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