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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]

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.

The Great Western Road pop-up cycle lane at the turn-off for the canal path. Since the cycle lane stops at Lincoln Avenue, this is where many will leave it for the longer route to town along the canal path. The sign is obscured by tree bran ... [more]

The ramp at Glendinning Road is still steep and poorly surfaced. There's plenty of room here for a decent ramp to be built.

Shallow steps on a path connecting Collina Street with the Forth & Clyde Canal and Maryhill 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.

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.

The path connecting the Forth & Clyde Canal to Netherton Road next to the David Lloyd centre is in a very poor condition, not just a poor and narrow surface but quite overgrown too.

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

A route sign not pointing the correct way to the Forth & Clyde Canal. And if that's a cycle parking stand, it may be better positioned in front of the shops, not at the rear. On the plus side, a dropped kerb has been installed since #332 ... [more]

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.

No actual kerb separating the carriageway and path to the canal, making for a smoother transition.

Is Bowling over the bridge? No.

A sign for the Forth & Clyde Canal pointing the wrong way, and 'No Through Road' signs on the road that leads there, without 'except cycles' plates.

A pole minus its signs. Now just Sustrans stickers.

A gate with gaps both sides protecting the access path from Great Western Road to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath. The curved walls are similar to gateways created at a number of cycle path accesses around Glasgow.

A gate at the end of the path from the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at Great Western Road, with gaps both sides, but only access to the footway and westbound carriageway.

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.

Neither signed canal access paths (or the path to the continued Netherton Road) has dropped kerbs.

No dropped kerb at the entrance to a signed path linking Netherton Road to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.

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?

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!

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.

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 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

Obstructive gate across path alongside canal, although sign says cycles and wheelchair users can use it. This path follows the opposite side of the canal from the main towpath, but serves residential areas well before the next canal bridge.

Cycle signage for Forth & Clyde Canal (NCN 754) at Blairdardie Road, but no dropped kerb UPDATE 2018: A dropped kerb has now been provided, see #100514.

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