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103927Photo #103927Look, I know it's shit infrastructure, just a bit of paint, but there's multistorey and surface car parking within a couple of hundred metres. I have to cycle against the flow of motorised traffic because you're a selfish twat. Thanks. t.co/MqDNYqW1kSCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
103731Photo #103731Glasgow's joined up infra as it transitions from segregated to 'shared with pedestrians'.
A pole and a parked van. Nice. t.co/I1zYIvWeLB
Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
103672Photo #103672I waited 4 sequences of Argyle st/ Jamaica st๐Ÿšฆ- this remained red (having dodged a taxi whoโ€™d pulled in and parked on the cycle lane). We simply wonโ€™t shift people to cycling if even the limited infrastructure doesnโ€™t work @GlasgowCC. Any thoughts @AnnaLangside @GoBikeGlasgow? t.co/88IaVUyBDt

[Cycle signals now sensor triggered, when they didn't used to be and just went when the lights changed for the opposite direction]
Road environment:
Problem
road
103519Photo #103519They're still at it @AnnaLangside @GoBikeGlasgow @GlasgowCC
Really think the segregation needs to be more substantial t.co/08xkctm49Z
Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
103495Photo #103495How am I supposed safely cycle up this street if cars are parked in the contraflow cycle lane, forcing me into on coming traffic? @GlasgowCC @AnnaLangside t.co/jcbx6GVDyvCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
103460Photo #103460Superb example of inappropriate pavement parking and encroachment onto a roundabout from the ever inconsiderate @ArnoldClark @ACHelpTeam Itโ€™s no wonder the concrete is sinking. @BadParkersUK t.co/TFDuYXL0qvCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
103372Photo #103372I'm not sure what the barriers here are meant to achieve, or why they are blocking the flagship cycleway on Waterloo Street.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
103362Photo #103362Cycling home with Flora along Pollokshaws Road. Traffic management for the shared path resurfacing better cycle provision than path itself! Buy hey, 6 lanes for motors obviously essential t.co/Whhbubr5SCRoadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
103136Photo #103136Exciting to spot Sauchiehall Street's new 'avenue' taking shape in Glasgow. ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐ŸŽ‰
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Just couldn't help noticing the state of what appears to be the final cycle surface, in contrast to the new mirror-smooth machine laid carriageway. #judderJudder t.co/ez3DIB5LcB
Roadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
103036Photo #103036@GoBikeGlasgow constant parking in front of the cycle path at bottom of Corrour Road in Newlands. Happening everyday. Double yellow lines and cycle path paint worn away t.co/ubCvvYCEfBCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
103035Photo #103035@magnatom @GlasgowCC @AnnaLangside @GoBikeGlasgow We took this photo & plan to write to council. Why not 'please take care through roadworks and show respect to workers & fellow road users'? Feel free to use photo if you like. t.co/tJH3AFvSBdRoadworks:
Problem
roadworks
102730Photo #102730Obstructive parking in Craigton Road, next to a partially empty ASDA car park.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
102680Photo #102680@TrothBen @CycleInfraDay @Fenmonkey @bencooper Here is my trike on the bridge. Not much room for anyone coming the other way. t.co/19Afh1W4GcCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
102314Photo #102314Entitled driver's reaction to #carfreeday t.co/E6vXC6RfX1Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
102105Photo #102105I was surprised to see this sign at the newly rebuilt Partick Bus Station. The pedestrian crossing around the corner has been removed.

Non-bus traffic has to use this lane past Partick Bus Station, but a left turn is required to get to the cycle route access.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
102104Photo #102104A mention of the cycle route and bike parking on the new totem pole outside Partick Interchange, but no mention of the hire bikes.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
102103Photo #102103A solitary sign outside the chip shop declares that the footway on this section of James Street is shared-use. Leads to #33490.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
102102Photo #102102Precisely no-one ends their journey here, so why does the cycle lane end here?Road environment:
Problem
road
102101Photo #102101Since my last visit painted cycle lanes have appeared on Hamilton Road west of Daldowie Road. Perhaps some of the extensive hatching could have been sacrificed in order to provide some segregation.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
102100Photo #102100According to Network Rail, the railway bridge on Muirhead Road has been "rebuilt stronger and wider to enable two-way traffic, cycle route and pedestrian footpath". I don't see a cycle route.

www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/network-rail-open-gbp-4m-baillieston-railway-bridge-two-weeks-early

See also #102099.
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102099Photo #102099According to Network Rail, the railway bridge on Muirhead Road has been "rebuilt stronger and wider to enable two-way traffic, cycle route and pedestrian footpath". I don't see a cycle route.

www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/network-rail-open-gbp-4m-baillieston-railway-bridge-two-weeks-early

If they mean a shared-use footway, they could at least have made the footway wider. There's nothing behind that rebuilt wall.

See also #102100.
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road
102098Photo #102098A new path has been provided around house-building works, but has been blocked by fallen security fences.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
102059Photo #102059The rebuilt Polmadie Bridge is now open. See also #102058.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
102058Photo #102058The rebuilt Polmadie Bridge is now open. See also #102059.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101441Photo #101441Maryhill Tesco cycle parking regularly full up, unlike the massive car park which always has lots of free spaces.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
101440Photo #101440The Partick Bus Station rebuild continues, but at least there will be a direct route onto the carriageway at Merkland Street once it's finished.

The stone bases for the bus shelters were apparently imported all the way from Portugal!

A small notice directs NextBike users to the new docking station location.
Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
101437Photo #101437Who would possibly want to lock a bike outside a bookmaker's?Bicycle:
Problem
bicycles
101436Photo #101436No bicycle parking at the Thornwood Roundabout and absolutely no room for any either!Bicycle:
Problem
bicycles
101434Photo #101434A very old blue-bordered cycle route sign on Broomhill Drive. There are no further signs on this route because it is the last in a series of signs for various destinations around the Clydeside Expressway's Clyde Tunnel junction, including at #36113, where the cycling directions differ from the ones for drivers, although most of the signs have been replaced by more modern signs.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
101433Photo #101433New and old route signs at Broomhill Drive.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
101432Photo #101432A shared footway in Victoria Park Drive South, and signage for local destinations.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
101430Photo #101430A shared footway in quiet Glendore Street, and I think the raised crossing in Medwyn Street in the foreground could be better aligned with the footway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101428Photo #101428Roadworks blocking most of the shared footway on Smith Street, but no dropped kerb to join the carriageway of this quiet street. No provision for left turns into Northinch Street either.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
101427Photo #101427The Loch Lomond railway path used to carry on here, but now flats block the route as well as the expanded car showroom that initially took over some of the land.

NCN7 continues along the footway across South Street to the right.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101426Photo #101426Different styles of sign on the Primrose Street off-ramp from the Loch Lomond railway path.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
101425Photo #101425The Balmoral Street off-ramp from the Loch Lomond railway path. The first time I've seen a postal district on a cycle route sign.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
101404Photo #101404Aaaand once again @GlasgowCC have allowed the shared path from Pollokshaws to Silverburn beside Barrhead Road to be blocked by works. @PersimmonHomes do you realise this route is for cyclists too and that many bikes are a lot wider than that ridiculous gate? @geomannie1 #phallus t.co/CtsWxO9cHDRoadworks:
Problem
roadworks
101303Photo #101303The connection to NCN7 at Sandholm Terrace is formed with horrible concrete blocks with gaps in between.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101302Photo #101302If it's not for cars then it's alright to park across. Still no surfaced connection to NCN7.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
101280Photo #101280This appears to be the end of the Dyke Road cycleway and the cycle route to the new BMX centre in Knightswood Park. I'm surprised the footway hasn't been widened behind the toucan crossing traffic signals to allow more room for turning.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
101279Photo #101279The Dyke Road cycleway ends at a new toucan crossing which provides a connection to Speirshall Close. There were new 'Recommended Route for Cyclists' signs in Speirshall Close, but I couldn't work out where they were leading.

NCN7 can be accessed from Drysdale Street on the left, although the final part of the connection is poor.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101278Photo #101278The Dyke Road cycleway at the Craggan Drive junction. Although the cycleway markings suggest the cycleway has priority, the 'give way' markings at the kerbline have not been refreshed and there is a danger drivers from Craggan Drive will pull right up to the new marking across the cycleway.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101277Photo #101277The space-wasting hatching on Dyke Road has been removed and a cycleway installed instead.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
101276Photo #101276I skidded to a halt to take photo #101275. Didn't expect that.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101275Photo #101275The spacing of the orcas changes opposite the junction of Moorhouse Avenue to accommodate turns to and from the cycleway.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101274Photo #101274I genuinely thought they would widen this extremely narrow footway as part of the Knightswood cycle route works, but no. See also #99502.

At this point the shared-use footway on Dyke Road changes into a cycleway formed by orcas.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101272Photo #101272A blind corner on the Dyke Road shared-use footway.

See also twitter.com/CalumCook91/status/1022590507606831106
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101271Photo #101271Another vehicle parked on the widened shared-use footway in Dyke Road. See also #99500.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
101270Photo #101270The new section of widened shared-use footway on Dyke Road, with a surface mounted sign.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101269Photo #101269A mobile shop van parked on a footway buildout rather than using an empty parking space nearer the static shops.

The bus stop is only served by the once-a-day service 709.

This section of road used to have a cycle lane that followed the kerb into the layby and back out, with 60 degree turns! That was sorted a while back.
Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
101268Photo #101268The traffic signals on Alderman Road have acquired a cycle advance green of about 6 seconds before the full green in one direction, plus a toucan crossing on this side for those cycling down the footway of Lincoln Avenue.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
101267Photo #101267The Advance Stop Line box has acquired a stop line across the cycle lane too.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
101266Photo #101266This is what happens when you resurface the car driving lane and not the cycle lane. A few years later and the surface has deteriorated so much that it can barely support the road markings.Road environment:
Problem
road
101265Photo #101265The usual obstructive parking encroaching the door-zone cycle lane and pavement parking in Alderman Road. Maybe it's time for the Alderman Road scheme to be ripped up and a cycleway built next to the footway and car parking placed next to the driving lanes, like is presently being built in Victoria Road.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
101264Photo #101264The end of the on-road cycleway on Lincoln Avenue, but where next? The fresh dropped kerb across the junction suggests that it is onto the existing footway.

And another corner for collecting detritus.
Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101263Photo #101263The new cycleway on Lincoln Avenue, with a staggered uncontrolled pedestrian crossing.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101262Photo #101262A bus stop bypass on Lincoln Avenue, next to Knightswood Park. Most bus passengers will be alighting at this stop rather than boarding.

Looking back at my photos of this route, I notice that only this section has the 'No Loading' kerb marking in addition to the 'No Waiting' double yellow lines.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101261Photo #101261The new cycleway on Lincoln Avenue. If you don't want to turn left into Archerhill Road you need to leave the cycleway, but there's nothing to say this.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101260Photo #101260The new cycle track in Lincoln Avenue, past the new BMX centre in Knightswood Park. This bit looks like it may be prone to flooding.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101259Photo #101259The new cycle lane in Archerhill Road needs swept, and a motorist has decided to park in the gap between orcas at the BMX centre entrance.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
101258Photo #101258What I take to be the final layout at the Archerhill Road bus stop. The final white line (seen in #100294) directing cyclists into the undropped kerb has been blacked out.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101257Photo #101257The new cycle track in Archerhill Road turns right into Lincoln Avenue.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
101256Photo #101256The new cycle track on Archerhill Road turns into Lincoln Avenue and is no use for getting to Knightswood Cross or Anniesland.Road environment:
Problem
road
101255Photo #101255The 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.Track:
Problem
track
101142Photo #101142A ride along the Glasgow spur of the Forth and Clyde Canal has ended up at Applecross Street Basin.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_and_Clyde_Canal
Other:
Infrastructure
general
100569Photo #100569The nettles are starting to take over the path again.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
100568Photo #100568Another professional dog walker using the shared-use footway for van parking.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
100567Photo #100567Pigeon mess problem at the Cowal Road bridge.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
100566Photo #100566Poor forward visibility on the bit of the Kelvin Walkway that dips down next to the river then climbs back up quite steeply (out of sight around the bend).Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
100565Photo #100565A barrier hindering access to the National Cycle Network, near the Kelvin Aqueduct.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
100564Photo #100564A very narrow and bumpy path that could be improved to connect Kirklee with Kelvindale Road and the Kelvin Walkway across the river.Track:
Problem
track
100563Photo #100563The road does not extend as far as the flats in Lauderdale Gardens, making room for some grass and trees. But no dropped kerbs at either end of the path to assist with cycling through the area.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
100562Photo #100562The dropped kerb required for cycling along the path in #100561, if it were not blocked by the parked van, is always obstructed by the lamppost.

The 'No Through Road' needs an 'except cycles' sign if the path is to be considered to be part of a cycle route.
Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
100561Photo #100561No dropped kerb at the end of the path linking the two halves of Turnberry Road, so anyone wanting to cycle along the path has to cycle along the footway for a little bit too.Road environment:
Problem
road
100560Photo #100560The sign on the right gives destinations and distances, but does not have an arrow, so is effectively a route confirmation sign of the type that should be provided after a junction, not before it.

The destinations can be reached by turning off the road here and following the path through to the other half of Turnberry Road.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
100559Photo #100559Cars parked all over the footways of Crown Road South.Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
100558Photo #100558Filtered permeability in Sydenham Lane.Road environment:
Good practice
road
100514Photo #100514A 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 #33292.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
100513Photo #100513One 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.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
100512Photo #100512The access to the canal is only from the footway in front of the shops and no account has been taken of the desire line to go straight to and from the carriageway.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
100511Photo #100511Route signs pointing in various directions, facing people coming from the Forth & Clyde Canal at Blairdardie. Wheelchair users appear to have been forgotten about in the signs pointing to the unnamed railway station (Drumchapel).Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
100510Photo #100510The path cyclists are signed along in #100509 does not have a dropped kerb at the end, although there is one is a short distance along the footway near the mini-roundabout.Road environment:
Problem
road
100509Photo #100509The route to the canal is signed along the narrow path to the left, to bypass the roundabout.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
100508Photo #100508Signs for getting to Drumchapel station by different modes. Wheelchair users should ignore the directions given here if going to the eastbound platform, since the footbridge at the station is stepped. There are no cycle facilities on the road ahead, which is just an ordinary busy road.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
100507Photo #100507The sign in #100506 facing the wrong way and a sign for the westbound platform at an unnamed railway station. The direction to the eastbound platform is different and the sign for it is visible in the distance.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
100506Photo #100506A damaged sign facing the wrong way.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
100505Photo #100505This is the route pedestrians and wheelchair users are directed along from Drumchapel station (see #100504), a narrow path with a poor inclined surface. Would two wheelchair users be able to pass easily? The far end is shown at #100508.Track:
Infrastructure
track
100504Photo #100504The cycle route directions from Drumchapel station to the Forth & Clyde Canal are different from the pedestrian and wheelchair user directions.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
100503Photo #100503For some reason there is a signed cycle route between the Forth & Clyde Canal at Blairdardie and Drumchapel railway station.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
100431Photo #100431Bridge maintenance work on the Snow Bridge. See also #100430.Temporary closure:
Event
closure
100430Photo #100430Bridge maintenance work at the Snow Bridge. See also #100431.Temporary closure:
Event
closure
100429Photo #100429The cycle parking at the Kelvin Hall (see #95296) has been removed without replacement, meaning bikes are getting locked to railings here and around the corner.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
100428Photo #100428The utilities work on Old Dumbarton Road fail to take any account of the cycle route which crosses from one footway to the other at this point.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
100427Photo #100427Utilities work on the shared-use footway on Old Dumbarton Road (lasting several weeks) and no account taking of cycling.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
100426Photo #100426Bike parking needed here. (There's some hidden behind the van.)Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
100425Photo #100425A pedestrian crossing across Great Western Road that could be upgraded to accommodate cycling between Kearn Avenue and Keal Avenue.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
100424Photo #100424A pedestrian crossing across Great Western Road that could be upgraded to accommodate cycling between Keal Avenue and Kearn Avenue.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
100423Photo #100423A major road crossing, with the direct route across the dual carriageway blocked by a barrier at the far side and no dropped kerb, and only a pedestrian crossing to the left to get across to the residential roads on the far side.Road environment:
Problem
road
100422Photo #100422No actual kerb separating the carriageway and path to the canal, making for a smoother transition.Road environment:
Good practice
road
100421Photo #100421Is Bowling over the bridge? No.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns

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