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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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Fire Path on Howth Drive at Bearsden Road. Not especially useful for cycling, other than for residents perhaps, but council policy is to exempt cycling from such closures.

The access from Kinnell Avenue to the next part of the Paisley to Glasgow Cycle Route basically doesn't exist.

A Fire Path with no provision for cycling separating Potterhill Road and Linthaugh Road, and looking along Bonnyholm Avenue with NCN7 and NCN75 in the distance. The council's Active Travel directional signage can be seen on the far side of ... [more]

Flytipping on Tannock Street.

A brand new path with a brand new barrier obstructing it, in Dawsholm Park. The path to the left leads to a flight of steps, and to the right continues around the edge of this part of the park to link with the main path through the woods, b ... [more]

A brand new path with brand new barriers obstructing it, in Dawsholm Park.

A brand new path with brand new barriers obstructing it, in Dawsholm Park. The new path links Dalsholm Road coming up from the river to the higher level part of the park, and bypasses the steps visible in the distance to the left of the pat ... [more]

A brand new path with a brand new barrier obstructing it, in Dawsholm Park. The new path leads into the muddy puddle on Dalsholm Road that still hasn't been sorted.

The path has clearly been built to align with Bell's Bridge, but this alignment is nothing without a proper crossing. Instead, there's a staggered toucan crossing off to the right, as indicated by the sign. See also #93791 taken from the ot ... [more]

Craigiehall Street meets Govan Road, but no dropped kerb for access to the NCN7 cycle path.

Lack of proper access between Blackburn Street and Paisley Road West. A line of poorly laid paving slabs links the path outside the houses to the footway on Paisley Road West. A proper connected network would be aided by a better path here.

South City Way at Bowman Street. In theory, it appears they expect cycles to be able to access the side road, but no dropped kerb has been provided to get from the cycle track onto the shared footway. And no provision for right turns or goi ... [more]

At most of the toucan crossings on the South City Way, the cycle track is flush with the footway adjacent to the crossing, but at this one, on this side only, the cycle track dips down below the kerb height, creating a step down, just where ... [more]

The barriers on Hanover Street have been moved making it more difficult to cross George Square. The gaps between sections of barriers do not line up. Previous layout shown in #143986.

The pop-up cycle lane leads straight into a build-out for a toucan crossing. No ramp has been provided and the railings remain in place, unlike the other side.

A railing and kerb obstructing the end of an otherwise quite cycleable path providing links through the quiet street network.

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]

Steps and fly-tipping obstructing progress in Cowlairs Park. The whole park needs a revised network of paths and tidying up.

The signed path between Hawick Street and Kelso Street is obviously not fit for purpose, but nothing has been done to this path since it was initially installed. No change since #36031.

Access to the path to the Temple Walkway hindered by a kerb at the foot of a ramp.

No dropped kerb to join the Colleges Cycle Route at Scott Street.

The Fire Path at Queensborough Gardens doesn't facilitate legal through cycle access.

A big flight of steps on the path from Hawthorn Street to Cowlairs Road, parallel to the Springburn Expressway.

Diversion signage for the Stockingfield canal path closure at Wyndford Drive. Still no dropped kerb for the path to Contin Place.

I know this is temporary, but I think more effort could be made to tidy up this transition between the South City Way cycle track and the road at the north end of Pollokshaws Road.

No action taken on the shockingly steep ramp at the bus boarder on the Balmore Road cycle track, and drainage still a problem too.

No action taken on the shockingly steep ramp at the bus boarder on the Balmore Road cycle track.

It may not be finished, but a dropped kerb at Panmure Gate would be nice. The path now leads to the Claypit Local Nature Reserve.

An abandoned section of street in Craigton at Barfillan Drive. This could be reworked into a cycle link connecting to the underpass through to Craigton Road and the Asda supermarket.

A Fire Path on Carsaig Drive, with no provision for cycling through (cycle access through road closures being Glasgow City Council policy).

The path through Craigton, from Drymen Street to Barfillan Drive, interrupted by a Fire Path on Carsaig Drive. No dropped kerbs for crossing the road. This path provides access to the M8 underpass through to Craigton Road and the Asda super ... [more]

A Fire Path in Drymen Street, with no provision for cycling through (although just about physically possible with a standard bicycle).

Morven Street is a 'No Through Road except cycles' but has no access from the westbound side of Paisley Road West.

Vegetation encroaching onto path near Gower Street, and evidence of people going across the grass instead.

Filtered permeability for pedestrians only in Dunard Street.

Filtered permeability for pedestrians only in Raglan Street.

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.

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.

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

No dropped kerb at the start of a path connecting Collina Street near new housing development to the Forth & Clyde Canal and Maryhill Road. The path is in poor condition and has some shallow steps in it too.

No dropped kerb at this entrance to Maxwell Park. It would suit a raised crossing across to the station entrance opposite.

With the housing development now happening off of Bantaskin Street, it might be time to remove at least one of these barriers.

The contraflow cycle lane in Blythswood Street has been obstructed by a fallen over fence.

A Fire Path closed to cycling on Wilton Street.

No cycle access from Bonawe Street onto Maryhill Road.

Whoever designed this does not cycle! The cycle lane being used as a car park goes is obstructed by a kerb at the toucan crossing over to Morrison's supermarket and retail park.

The positions of the dropped kerbs at the Lochend Road crossing is poor, and could easily be rectified. Alternatively, a raised crossing could be installed, which would have the added benefit of slowing drivers coming down the hill into Eas ... [more]

No dropped kerb at the turn from Auchinlea Road onto the Seven Lochs Trail. The footway is not shared-use. Given the busy traffic around the entrance to the Fort shopping centre, it may be worth considering upgrading this footway, but inclu ... [more]

No dropped kerb to get directly from the retail park to the Saughs Avenue toucan crossing.

This must be a cycle path! Access to ASDA supermarket and retail park from the shared footway at Saughs Road.

No crossing from the exit from Robroyston Park to the shared footway on the east side of Robroyston Park. The footway on the near side is not shared-use.

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.

The straight across access from the Berryknowes Road flats to Kingsland Drive (see also #112402) has been blocked off, including to cycles. The turning head is used for fly car parking.

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

A route sign on the Cardonald Quietway, and barriers on the bridge over the White Cart.

A Fire Path road closure without any provision for cycling, even though the road behind the camera leads to the National Cycle Network. See also #168447.

The fire path between Langlook Road and Crookston Road does not permit cycling, but could easily be modified to do so.

"No vehicular access to Langlook Road" Why not exempt cycles from this restriction?

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]

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]

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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 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 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.

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