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172681Photo #172681Damaged cycle parking stand in St Vincent Crescent.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
172680Photo #172680Brand new archaic cycle parking at newly built property in Minerva Street. How do you securely lock a bike to these?Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
172679Photo #172679Sauchiehall Street cycleway closed for works. No obvious attempt to sign a diversion route.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
172676Photo #172676A van driver has decided to block the footway and partly block the cycleway on Garscube Road, causing a pedestrian to have to walk around the van in the cycleway. A family group cycling towards the camera are not seen due to being hidden by the van.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
172628Photo #172628A bike hangar at the junction of Argyle Street and Old Dumbarton Road.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
172627Photo #172627Shop floor stands in use as cycle parking at Pacific Quay.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
172626Photo #172626Bridge over the White Cart at Pollok House.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
172625Photo #172625Overgrown bushes along the path towards Pollok House from the southern side of the Pollok Estate. This was in the process of being cut back a little distance further on.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
172623Photo #172623The Benalder Street cycle track ends at the Castle Street junction. It is not obvious what is to happen here.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
172622Photo #172622The crossings at the Old Dumbarton Road/Benalder Street junction still await raised carriageways, so these two had to bump the kerb in order to join the cycleway.Obstruction:
Event
obstructions
172621Photo #172621The crossings on Old Dumbarton Road still do not have raised carriageways, so continue to hinder cycling across. However, the cycleway is still blocked further along.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
172620Photo #172620The shared footway on Bunhouse Road has been rebuilt, but has not had its dividing line reinstated. The zebra crossing has a random section of tactile paving nearby with no obvious purpose.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
172619Photo #172619The toucan crossing across Argyle Street has been replaced by a pedestrian crossing and a separate cycle crossing. However, the approach is a bit cramped behind a bit of wall.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
172443Photo #172443'End of cycle route' sign at Balshagray Lane. The roads beyond here are very hostile.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
172442Photo #172442Subsiding pedestrian crossing tactiles at toucan crossing in Dyke Road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
172441Photo #172441The standard of construction of this riverside path appears to be very poor. A hole has opened up at the edge here, and both sets of steps have been fenced off. The kerb at the back of the path is set very high.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
171952Photo #171952Access between Drumchapel and Bearsden has been maintained during the long-term water works. The surface of the temporary path is stones and not good for cycling on. However, the path south (to the right) has been closed since it goes through the works enclosure.Track:
Event
track
171951Photo #171951The Drumchapel Way path surface is poor.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
171950Photo #171950The path does not have a proper built surface.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
171949Photo #171949Cycle art produced by a local school on the wall at the entrance to the Drumchapel Way at Drummore Road, but no maintenance done to trim the overhanging branches or to the path surface.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
171833Photo #171833The pop-up two-way cycle lane on Royston Road. approaching the Broomfield Road junction. The cycle signals are on green during both general traffic phases, so any turns from the cycleway are not protected.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
171831Photo #171831The pop-up two-way cycle lane on Royston Road approaching the Broomfield Road junction. Note that the cycle traffic signals are green at the same time as traffic is exiting Broomfield Road. The cycle lights were green during both general traffic phases, so any turns from the cycleway are not protected.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
171825Photo #171825The pop-up cycle lane resumes, but only once the road happens to get wider. I bumped the kerb to allow the couple walking towards me to avoid walking single file. A decent permanent installation would not look like this.Road environment:
Event
road
171822Photo #171822The line narrowing the shared footway over the motorway bridge, and a scooter user approaching.Road environment:
Event
road
171820Photo #171820Overlapping barriers making it difficult to cycle into the park from the now shared-use footway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
171819Photo #171819The shared footway over the motorway bridge has a solid line marking near the railing. Is this because the railing is too low for a shared use footway/cycleway to be there?Road environment:
Event
road
171816Photo #171816The pop-up two-way cycleway, which only just began back at the Provanmill Road junction, ends, and gestures for cyclists to go onto the footway at the motorway bridge.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
171813Photo #171813More debris collecting around the bus stop boarder, but correct cycleway tactiles, on Royston Road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
171812Photo #171812The end of the pop-up two-way cycle lane on Royston Road. The cycle route continues around the corner to the right.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
171811Photo #171811Start of the pop-up two-way cycle lane on Royston Road.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
171651Photo #171651Car parking still taking place in the Provanmill Road cycle lane, despite the armadillos. Double yellow lines have not been provided, making it difficult for the council's enforcement officers to do anything.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
171650Photo #171650The build up of mud around the bus boarder after flooding, such as seen in #169649.Road environment:
Problem
road
171649Photo #171649Debris lying in the Provanmill Road cycle lane.Road environment:
Problem
road
171648Photo #171648The partly protected cycle lane in Provanmill Road is slightly wider than the advisory cycle lane it replaced. The pedestrian crossing is not working.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
171647Photo #171647The cycle lane down one side of Langdale Street is being used for car parking. The street can get quite busy with through traffic.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
171646Photo #171646The cycle lane down one side of Langdale Street is being used for car parking. All the protection has been removed.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
171645Photo #171645Langdale Street viewed from the Royston Road/Robroyston Road junction. The cycle lane down one side is being used for car parking.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
171644Photo #171644No dropped kerb for access to the bridge across the railway and M80 motorway, connecting Robroyston Road to Winifred Street and the other half of Robroyston Road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
171643Photo #171643A wide bridge across the M80 motorway and railway for walking and, presumably, cycling.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
171642Photo #171642No dropped kerb at western access to motorway bridge in Winifred Street.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
171573Photo #171573The cycle lane in Broomfield Road stops, and is replaced by three traffic lanes approaching the Red Road mini-roundabout. Three!Road environment:
Problem
road
171572Photo #171572Accumulated mud in the faded cycle lane in Broomfield Road.Road environment:
Problem
road
171571Photo #171571A faded cycle lane on Broomfield Road, at a pinch-point. It also leads into a chain of potholes at the bus stop.Road environment:
Problem
road
171570Photo #171570The cycle lanes on Broomfield Road are almost invisible now.Road environment:
Problem
road
171569Photo #171569The path between Balmore Road and Aultbea Street is poor enough without this narrow barrier. The surface of the direct path to Castlebay Street, off to the right, is even poorer.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
171568Photo #171568Despite the provision of a sign proudly pointing this way, there is still no dropped kerb to allow cyclists proper smooth access onto the carriageway of Springburn Way from the toucan crossing across Atlas Road.

Not pictured, but while I was at this junction, two cyclists passed on the expressway to the right, one in all the cycling gear, the other with a delivery box on his back.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
171567Photo #171567A couple of pop-up peak-hour bus lanes have been provided on the Springburn Road expressway. The shape of the start of the bus lane has already been altered.Road environment:
Event
road
171566Photo #171566A couple of pop-up peak-hour bus lanes have been provided on the Springburn Road expressway. Nothing has been done to improve the narrow shared-use footway.Road environment:
Event
road
171565Photo #171565The end of the two-way pop-up cycle lane on Royston Road. It just ends.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
171564Photo #171564Two-way pop-up cycle lane on Royston Road, at a bus stop boarder. Again, mud has accumulated at the bottom of the ramp, due to water running down the hill.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
171563Photo #171563Two-way pop-up cycle lane on Royston Road. Each build-out across the cycle lane on the hill has attracted accumulations of mud and other debris. Unlike the bus boarders, there was no indication of priority for pedestrians crossing the cycle lane.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
171562Photo #171562Two-way pop-up cycle lane on Royston Road. The previous with-flow lanes have been removed, the centre line repositioned, and one side of the road reallocated for the protected cycle lane.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
171560Photo #171560Two-way pop-up cycle lane on Royston Road, with a bus stop boarder. Again, the ramps are sharp and slowing down is good advice. The tactiles are of the correct type.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
171559Photo #171559Two-way pop-up cycle lane on Royston Road. The red areas across the road are the remains of the old with-flow cycle lanes.Cycleway:
Event
cycleways
171383Photo #171383Part of Kenmure Street has been converted to cycles only to reduce through traffic, but motorists have decided to use both the walking and cycling spaces for motor vehicle parking.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
171382Photo #171382Part of Kenmure Street has been converted to cycles only, but incorrectly signed on approach as a 'No Through Road'.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
171381Photo #171381A Nextbike hire station has been added to Shields Road at the start of the Southwest City Way.Bike share:
Infrastructure
bikeshare
171179Photo #171179A new cycle storage locker in Wilton Street, one of a number of recent installations around the city.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
171178Photo #171178The Garscube Road cycle track is now open for business!

Although the elephants feet crossing indicates to cross to Hinshaw Street, there are no turning restrictions, so it is possible to also continue along Garscube Road or head up Firhill Road.
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
171177Photo #171177The Garscube Road cycle track is now open for business!Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
171176Photo #171176The direct path from Byshot Street to Finlas Street has steps. There is also a rough path around the steps, seen to the right, but this is very uneven, overgrown, and best avoided if cycling. The area around Byshot Street has been abandoned for years.Track:
Problem
track
171175Photo #171175Another view of the mixed up bus stop/parking layby/cycle lane in Hawthorn Street, also seen in #170211.Road environment:
Problem
road
171147Photo #171147No right turns from Dumbreck Road into Paisley Road West, just like the opposite side of the junction at #170596.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
171146Photo #171146Cyclists following the Glasgow to Paisley cycle route are to dismount and cross the road to the next 'Cyclists Dismount' sign, follow the footway around the corner to the pedestrian crossings at the motorway junction, cross over to the park, and can then recommence cycling.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
171145Photo #171145The cycle route leaves the footway and cyclists can start cycling on the carriageway. A dropped kerb has been provided next to the one remaining railing (there used to be two).Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
171144Photo #171144A route sign that has seen better days.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
171143Photo #171143Although not itself part of the National Cycle Network, Sustrans has provided "This way to" stickers for NCN routes 7 and 75 for this section of signed cycle route which meets up with the NCN routes in Cessnock. This section is part of a 'cyclists dismount' footway section of the cycle route from Paisley and Bellahouston Park into Glasgow.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
171142Photo #171142The pedestrian crossings form part of the original Glasgow to Paisley cycle route, opened by Cllr Charlie Gordon back in 1993. This section is part of one of the many 'Cyclists Dismount' sections, and it remains so to this day.

Nowadays, NCN routes 7 and 75 bypass this section, but it remains an important link for getting to Bellahouston Park.

www.heraldscotland.com/news/12714592.new-bicycle-path-tracks-open-road-to-boost-tourism/
Road environment:
Problem
road
170787Photo #170787A new section of pop-up bus lane on Paisley Road West.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
170786Photo #170786Approaching the bus-gate roundabout bypass on Paisley Road West.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
170785Photo #170785A bus-gate bypass for the Helen Street roundabout on Paisley Road West.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
170685Photo #170685The Hillington Road footway link between the residential area of Hillington and the industrial estate is not signed as being anything other than an ordinary footway, but I remember it been shown as proposed for redetermination in part of a redetermination order many years ago.Road environment:
Problem
road
170626Photo #170626Toucan crossing across Mosspark Boulevard to reach the Dumbreck Road shared footway route across the railway and motorway bridge, heading towards Pollok Country Park.

If coming from the west, the grass separates the shared path from the kerbside footway and needs a path for easier access.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
170624Photo #170624The path alongside Bellahouston Park and Mosspark Boulevard leads directly to the toucan crossing across Dumbreck Road to Fleurs Avenue, but there is no link across the grass to the new toucan crossing across Mosspark Boulevard to join the Dumbreck Road shared footway to the right. The diagonal path in the foreground is a bit of a slalom to get there.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
170620Photo #170620A dropped kerb and diagonal path over to the cycle path alongside Bellahouston Park. It's completely unsigned and unmarked, but it can only be for someone cycling on Mosspark Boulevard wanting to leave the carriageway to use the toucan crossing across to Fleurs Avenue.

Also, the gully in the foreground needs some attention.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
170619Photo #170619A diagonal road filter retro-fitted with full cycle access.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
170616Photo #170616A diagonal road filter, with full access for cycling. But no dropped kerbs for pedestrians to cross by.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
170613Photo #170613Fire Path in Balgonie Road, with no provision for through cycling. The sign has an unusual partial yellow background. Normally yellow backgrounds are used with a full border, to make the sign more conspicuous. No need for this nonsense!

The bins on the narrow footway also highlight the importance of not obstructing the roadway for pedestrians. The only remaining accessible route is the southern footway past the Fire Path, but what if a bin was left there also?
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
170612Photo #170612Fire Path in Balgonie Road, with no provision for through cycling.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
170611Photo #170611Entrance to Balgonie Road on Arisaig Drive.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
170597Photo #170597The sign back at #170595 should have warned that this left turn is directly onto the M8 motorway.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
170596Photo #170596No right turns from Broomloan Road onto Paisley Road West, principally to keep the car traffic moving faster.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
170595Photo #170595The sign should really mention that motorway regulations begin immediately on the road with the motorway numbers all in brackets. This is a sliproad directly onto the eastbound M8 motorway, see #170597.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
170594Photo #170594Edmiston Drive (which becomes Shieldhall Road beyond the next junction) is a horrible busy dual carriageway, with a mixture of roundabouts and crossroads along its length. So it was not surprising to see a mix of road and pavement cycling going on.Road environment:
Problem
road
170593Photo #170593Helen Street is not a cycle-friendly road by any means, but its junction with Edmiston Drive is particularly bad. This guy was cycling on the carriageway further back, but switched to the footway on the approach to the roundabout.Road environment:
Problem
road
170592Photo #170592Is this still the most appropriate layout for this junction, given the change of priorities and connectivity at the other nearby junctions in recent years?Road environment:
Problem
road
170591Photo #170591The area around Crossloan Terrace and Harmony Square is permeable for pedestrians, but things could be made easier for cycling by installing a few dropped kerbs and connecting paths.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
170590Photo #170590Roadworks closing the shared footway alongside Bunhouse Road. Pedestrians are diverted through the car park, no mention of cycling. I went onto the road, but this is not possible in the opposite direction since it is one-way.Temporary closure:
Event
closure
170589Photo #170589A four-arm sign at a six-arm junction. Plenty of room for confusion, but most of the destinations on this side, where there is a choice of three routes, are already within sight. The Kelvin Hall has also been written as one word.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
170588Photo #170588Lanes for walking and cycling have been painted in various places in Kelvingrove Park, but are having little impact on where people actually walk or cycle. Not that the lack of compliance seems to cause any problems.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
170565Photo #170565Is it a cycle lane?Road environment:
Problem
road
170564Photo #170564Car parking at Lancefield Quay.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
170563Photo #170563Commerce Street, with bus lane ahead.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
170562Photo #170562Start of the faded door-zone cycle lane in Maxwell Drive. The cycle lane in the opposite direction has already expired by this point.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
170561Photo #170561No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Clunie Road onto Corkerhill Road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
170560Photo #170560No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Ladybank Drive into Corkerhill Road, but since the kerb is low on this side, it can be bumped. Council policy says road closures should exempt cycles from the closure.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
170559Photo #170559No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Moness Drive onto Corkerhill Road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
170477Photo #170477The "Recommended Route for Cycling" sign can probably be taken down now the protected cycle route has been built on the opposite side of the road and the on-road cycle lanes removed.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
170476Photo #170476The toucan crossing gives access to the protected South West Cityway cycle route on Shields Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
170475Photo #170475Parking on the footway, driving in the hatching. The rules of the road have broken down.

Just beyond the van is a dropped kerb, before the traffic signals, that allows access to the footway in order to use the toucan crossing across to the protected South West Cityway cycle route on Shields Road (see #170476).
Road environment:
Problem
road

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