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Photo listing : obstructions

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Access between Elder Park and Drive Road hindered by a railing, yet signed (in tiny writing) for cycling.

Road closures either end of an abandoned section of road in Craigton. It may suit formal conversion into a park, and there is already a small park the other side of Carsaig Drive.

A road closure with just a dropped (fallen) kerb at the side to enable cycle access. Needs formalised with a proper exemption.

Temporary road access to an industrial estate (created when its regular access was blocked by long-term utilities work) now blocked off.

Old barriers still blocking footbridge over White Cart, now part of the Cardonald Quietway.

A poor transition between one section of riverside path and another, which could be made much smoother to allow users to concentrate on not hitting the posts instead.

In addition to the obstructive railing and poorly positioned dropped kerb, the poorly placed signage has completely faded out.

No dropped kerb at the south side of the toucan crossing seen in #112196, for access to the crossing from a network of low-traffic back-streets.

Now that the cabins are away and the street has returned to normal, it appears that nothing was done to improve cycle permeability. There is an off-centre dropped kerb, but the 'No Entry' signs prohibit cycle movements across the road closu ... [more]

They've finally removed one of the worst barriers on the NCN into Ross Hall Park. Could barely get a regular bike through it let alone in anything slightly bigger before. #spaceforcycling #accessibility https://t.co/4RsK7C80uN [See #9381 ... [more]

Truck parked directly over the cycle path and pedestrian area rather than the directly adjacent parking bay.

When Drumry Road East was first closed off at the Great Western Road roundabout, the traffic order exempted cycles from the closure. But nothing was done to facilitate cycle access, and even now that there is a shared-use footway on the oth ... [more]

After huge @GlasgowCC investment in active travel and purpose built cycle path on Sauchiehall Street, its now being used by @Treatzdessert as A-board site 😔 Right in the middle of cycle path! It's ok to advertise, but be a lil more consi ... [more]

Barriers too close and no drop kerb. Worn grass shows desire line. A bit of a shame but ramp is still useful to link Rigby Street to Rigby Crescent and avoid traffic on Shettleston Road.

This fencing has been obstructing the access to the Sighthill motorway foot and cycle bridge for some time, even though the bridge is for now still open. The fencing appears to be being used to create nothing more than a contractor's parkin ... [more]

@theenvtaskforce @TrothBen @aglasgowcyclist @jrothwell @CityWestminster @GlasgowCC @CycleInfraDay @GoBikeGlasgow @AnnaLangside @ChristyMearns @johned @magnatom Still the same https://t.co/gMBW79b7e7

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.

I'm sure a better entrance to this path could be built at Knightscliffe Avenue. The plot to the left was only recently rebuilt.

A gate across Monymusk Place, on the Drumchapel Way and Garscadden Way. The Garscadden Wood path starts on the right a short distance beyond the gate.

The path across to the Garscadden Way blocked by fallen branches, but will anyone notice there's a path to be blocked?

A new path has been provided around house-building works, but has been blocked by fallen security fences.

The nettles are starting to take over the path again.

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

Linking the two halves of Crow Road for cycling would provide a local alternative to the hostile A739 dual carriageway, but motorists' needs appear to come first.

The 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.

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.

The riverside path meets Yoker Ferry Road at the ferry slipway.

A closeup of the dropped kerb in #100293. The lining directs westbound cyclists into the undropped section of kerb. I am aware of one person who came off her bike at this location.

Call this a dropped kerb? Cut-through to Shafton Road.

Permeability for pedestrians only. Although there is a sort of ramp up to the kerb on this side, on the other side it is just a high kerb (see #48702).

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 locked gate and a bumpy track beyond. Although there is no sign to say where this leads, anyone exiting here is furnished with cycling directions (see #99821).

A gate across the path to Coatbridge Road. See also #99722.

I guess they thought this old piece of path would be acceptable within this huge motorway building project. If someone ever did shut this gate properly and someone in a wheelchair needed to open it, it would be extremely difficult to do ... [more]

Rogerfield Road is still blocked by a gate, although able-bodied pedestrian access is clearly possible. A poor show considering the Core Path status it received.

A path could connect Speirshall Close (see #99544) to the NCN7 Loch Lomond cycle path, but there is just open ground.

A new cycle route on Archerhill Road, leading to the BMX Centre at Knightswood Park. The view from the rear of the bus shelter in #99493.

A new cycle route on Archerhill Road, leading to the BMX Centre at Knightswood Park. Quite why a proper bus stop bypass wasn't installed here I don't know. The bus shelter should be moved closer to the boarder and the segregated cycle tr ... [more]

It appears that the roadway at Partick Bus Station is being fenced off and the first opportunity anyone cycling past the entrance to Partick station will have to access the roadway in Merkland Street will be at the crossing to the right (se ... [more]

The Partick Bus Station rebuilding project continues. It looks as if the bus station roadway is being fenced and the crossing in the foreground of this photo will be the first point that cyclists coming past Partick station entrance can acc ... [more]

The Govan Road toucan crossing leads straight into a wonky lamppost on Pacific Drive. The footways straights ahead and to the right are both shared use.

No access to the cycle track from the side road. Not unique.

No dropped kerb for access to path network at Blackburn Street.

No access for cycles at road closure between Milnpark Gardens and Milnpark Street. Only pedestrians can go between the two streets. A gully installed the wrong way around creating an unnecessary hazard for cycles.

No access for cycles at road closure between Milnpark Street and Milnpark Gardens. Must enter via Paisley Road West along with all the other vehicular traffic.

This traffic island needs a gap to allow signalled cycle access between the Tradeston Bridge and York Street. It could also be used for right turns from Broomielaw (for those coming from Blythswood St and James Watt St) towards the Tradesto ... [more]

A 2018 Glasgow cycle infrastructure.

An interesting bollard, but access to the cycle path from the carriageway of Cotton Street involves either cycling along the footway or bumping the low kerb and going through the dirt.

The dropped kerb (see #29466) for accessing the M74 junction shared-use footway has inexplicably been removed! Despite the position of the sign on the left, the footway of New Rutherglen Road eastwards is not for cycling.

Nothing to say that cyclists should turn right here to avoid the steps to Preston Place

A kerb on the approach to the pedestrian crossing across Cathcart Road. The cycle route continues across the other side of the road.

No dropped kerb at the start of the path from Drumoyne Road to the Craigton Road underpass.

No proper crossing across Shieldhall Road at the roundabout to follow the destinations on the Cardonald Quietway sign. As for the Renfrew and Braehead sign, the shared footway doesn't start until the Hardgate Road junction.

No proper crossing across Shieldhall Road to the path at the far side of the roundabout, to access the destinations on the sign in #98986.

The cycleway from the Clyde Tunnel has been blocked by a damaged guardrail. The CCTV coverage does not appear to have led to a speedy repair. The cube sign gives directions that are different from the green sign below it.

This path is listed on the Glasgow City Council website as being part of the Glasgow Cycle Network. Cycle Routes: Stronend Rd Path - Stronend Rd Path N

The barriers on the Springburn Expressway footbridge remain in place. Sighthill seen during redevelopment, with some old and new buildings visible, and off to the right, reinstated access from the footbridge to Pinkston Drive.

A bus shelter obstructing the newly designated shared-use southern footway of Pacific Drive. The adjacent busway is for Fastlink buses only. Not even the approach taken in #97746 has been adopted here. No buffer strip either. So many inc ... [more]

A simple encapsulation of the contempt for people who walk or cycle; snow from roadway piled up at dropped kerb on shared use route. #DontBlockTheDrop https://t.co/Dfdk38HHNJ

Active travellers on foot and bike, your leafy shared use path of safety must be rendered useless cos the three lanes of important motorists have to be informed. @CalumCook91 @GoBikeGlasgow https://t.co/rMPWuWQsBb

Contractors still using the cycle lane for their temporary signs.

Although the shared footway is wide, it is obstructed with a poster board and a large bin, plus drivers queue across the crossing with the bus station taxi access. Shortly after the crossing, the cycle route crosses to the narrower footway ... [more]

Road closure on Whitevale Street, with no exemption for cycles. A useful street for crossing Dennistoun.

I was surprised to find that the path from London Avenue does not connect across Springfield Road to the path past the velodrome on the same alignment. A crossing is needed here.

In response to a request for suggestions for minor improvement works, I contacted the council suggesting a dropped kerb at this location and received the following response: "Following an inspection of the cycle path access at Dalmarnock ... [more]

There appears to be some demand for a ramp to bypass the steps up to Dalmarnock Road.

Having been prevented from going into Richmond Park by the housing construction, path users now have no option but to use the steps up to Shawfield Drive.

Kerb across end of path between Contin Place and Wyndford Drive, on direct route from Tesco to the Kelvin Walkway. The path could be moved to the left a little, away from the wall, to reduce the problem of the blind corner.

Kerb across end of path from Wyndford Drive to Contin Place.

The Fastlink busway was built without any dropped kerbs outside the Festival Park gate, hindering cycle access between the Science Centre and Festival Park. The footway here is to be converted to shared use.

The Doune Quadrant/Doune Gardens problem is still very much there.

More barriers on NCN7 making it awkward for anybody with mobility issues, trailer, etc to use it. (Pacific Drive) #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/xrH2OHTrNt

Follow the path to the right to take NCN7 all the way to Bell's Bridge... but don't try it in the dark! #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/O1gvhqCDFe

Take the bridge towards Pollok Park... providing you don't have mobility issues, a trailer, etc. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/LLZxVWKion

Always saddens me that this was allowed to happen. Could have really been something... #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/MV0iXZCy4A

[via email] Nice bridge over the expressway... shame about the steps. The small bits of tarmac won't help pushchairs #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/DIWbrQfHTG

[via email] Shared pavement at Four Winds - far too narrow and obstructed #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/xG1gsGcr4h

[via email] Clyde Walkway & NCN - Somebody fix this! Shared use but narrow and obstructed by street furniture. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/IZT83bMAFw

[via email] Lancefield Quay - a beautifully wide shared space... shame it's cluttered with random street furniture #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/Nvejl1iJ5s

Gavinton St cycle bypass with post and drain cover #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/HEoe7K3Cdg

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 access to path by castlemilk leisure centre https://t.co/89fqeEhDGu

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 road closed: lets block half of the shared path too for good measure ? https://t.co/LCGwndzV9N

#NCN756 shut all week due to...dinosaurs #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/It2CTo7obq

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Bellahouston Park "Guess The Purpose" Random Gate Award nominee https://t.co/fvPBO0svum

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Haggs Road Shared Path Slalom Challenge for Wide Cyclists https://t.co/XNgfjaPhxc

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Haggs Road Shared Path Slalom Challenge: Jungle Section https://t.co/qklCdsGDOS

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Haggs Rd Shared Path Slalom Challenge https://t.co/SaLr2MeXUt

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Dumbreck Rd Shared Path Slalom https://t.co/Hkzp4oqFZs

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 my favourite fragment of concrete in Glasgow, just by Science Centre. Been there for years. #nodroppedkerb https://t.co/7slQbFYLU7

over the hump at Corkerhill stn on Corkerhill Rd heading 2wards the college & it narrows down to….where do i go ? #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/KXANplRuEx

You might remember these lethal beauties on Howard St from the last #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 ... nearly 3 years later, still there. https://t.co/JatqNFIKAK

@CycleInfraDay wedges of tarmac to cycle up/down steps on motorway footbridge at Charing X. https://t.co/N9oDnxhxnM

Today @GoBikeGlasgow collecting snaps for #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17. Here's mine: maintenance, parking, appearing/disappearing infrastructure. https://t.co/P281h34KeY

Counter flow lane/bin storage. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/3DGNdtasnq

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Striven Gardens, west end. Unique filtering. Also unique in that it isn't blocked by a parked car like normal. https://t.co/ZTSmnVoTHF

NCN7. Unmarked & almost invisible speed bump. No cycle bypass. My ass is still sore from first time I 'found' this. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/mEgKZ3Z6JP

Guess which of these poles isn't visible in low sun? Hint: it's on desired path; full of collision marks. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/UwwAntGmfG

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