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Photo listing : obstructions (problem)

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Most folk may cross without making use of the toucan crossing in Kelvin Way, but that's no reason to block the crossing with planters. This raises accessibility issues.

The planters have been moved and are now blocking the cycle lane on Kelvin Way, when they should be protecting it.

No path connection between the road crossing and the entrance to Hogganfield Park. Have to bump kerb and cross grass. This is a signed walking and cycling route, the Seven Lochs Trail.

Traffic calming by way of filtering, but cycle access not provided, at a number of nearby junctions.

I’ll just be two minutes isn’t going work for this obstruction… 🤨 https://t.co/gyARMiJYQV

While the painted markings tell people to cycle in the middle of the road exiting Kelvingrove Park, a railing blocks much of the width of the road ahead. However, the dead space on the other side of the railing has been used for cycle parki ... [more]

Filtered permeability for pedestrians only. This road closure was temporarily removed during the COP26 conference (due to road closures elsewhere) but has been reinstated without including cycle access.

Van parking and container storage blocking foot of ramp.

Filtered permeability for pedestrians only, with barriers and a lack of a conveniently sited dropped kerb on the other side impeding cycling. Not a major desire line, but I came this way due to roadworks on the main road.

Barrier at end of path at Arrochar Street.

A new path has been created from the Drumchapel Way over to Garscadden Road over a construction for the Garscadden Burn flood prevention scheme, but ends in a mind-boggling array of steps.

Path from Strathcona Drive to Ascot Avenue starts with an extremely narrow section between two fences outside the gasworks.

The path between Ascot Avenue and Strathcona Drive gets very narrow at the gasworks.

The obstructive toucan crossing with kerbs and railings on one side still remains unmodified, and none of the other problems previously noted on the Bilsland Drive cycle lanes have been resolved either.

The badly placed lamppost referred to in #176480 causes users to end up crossing the tactile paving on a diagonal course, due to the poor planning of the cycleway alignment.

Having started with a clean slate, it is disappointing to see such a misalignment at the end of the West Street cycleway. The badly placed lamppost forces users to choose between going one side or the other, one of which means that they wil ... [more]

The South West City Way cycleway is blocked by contractors equipment. No diversion has been signed, and going onto the road requires cyclists to disregard the mandatory turn signage at the junction to continue straight ahead on the South We ... [more]

The road closure on this side does not appear to accommodate cycling, but there is a direction sign at #176164 directing cyclists into this street.

The carriageway at the end of Park Drive has been claimed for a private car park, and obstructed by a lifting barrier. The sign proclaims it to be private land. This hinders cycle access to Kelvingrove Park.

No access to Blantyre Street from the Old Dumbarton Road cycleway, due to a continuous kerb opposite the junction. While it will probably only affect those wanting access to Blantyre Street itself, i.e. residents, access could have and shou ... [more]

I'm still not sure what purpose this isolated section of cycletrack is for.

Railing and triple barrier at the foot of path from Kendoon Avenue to Inchfad Drive, signed as cycle path.

Triple barrier at top of path from Kendoon Avenue to Inchfad Drive, before another railing at the kerbside.

The narrow path to Inchfad Drive does not have a dropped kerb at the Kendoon Avenue end, even though it should be a recognised crossing point from another path directly across the road.

Several of the entrances to Drumchapel Park have no dropped kerbs available to leave the carriageway, and also have railings hindering access. This is one of the shorter ones. The railing on the corner of Hecla Avenue makes it too difficult ... [more]

Several planters on Kelvin Way have been pushed aside, some of them are obstructing the cycleway. Fly parking is occurring without enforcement.

The closure at the eastern end of Overnewton Street does not provide for through cycling, the cycle parking stands are past their best, and the driver on Haugh Road has no respect for the road markings.

No dropped kerb at the end of the path through Yorkhill Park at Centurion Way.

Steps between Washington Street and Argyle Street.

The end of Port Street has cycle route signage, but no dropped kerb to access the path seemlessly.

A triangle of new paving has been placed to the side of the large barrier at Buchanan Wharf, because people were walking across the flower bed to get past the barrier. This is also the cycle diversion for NCN756 until the cycle track at #16 ... [more]

No change to the barrier at the Kelvindale access to the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Branch down in Dawsholm Park, but too much time being spent putting up petty signs.

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, with barriers. The barriers have been repositioned slightly further apart, but are still overlapping, and do not conform to any standard for anti-vehicle barriers. Imagine trying to get your shopping h ... [more]

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, with more barriers.

Barriers and signs galore in Dawsholm Park.

'Cyclists slow down' in Dawsholm Park, in case you've not noticed yet another barrier on the path.

The council has fenced off the former cycle off-slip from the Clyde Arc bridge at the NCN75 toucan crossing. This helped those making right turns by allowing cyclists to leave the carriageway and make the turn with the assistance of the cro ... [more]

If a gap wasn't possible opposite James Watt Street (see #173269), a cycle slip lane onto the central reservation island would be useful to enable a right turn onto the toucan crossing across the opposite carriageway to be made, and then he ... [more]

The lack of a connection from James Watt Street to the riverside NCN75 path and the Tradeston Bridge (visible background left) continues to make this a difficult place to cycle. A gap through the kerb and railing on the far side of the junc ... [more]

The footbridge over Springburn Road is accessed from a car park at the end of Carbisdale Street, but there are some steps to climb. These could easily be ramped so this route is properly accessible. The footbridge itself is step-free, havin ... [more]

The ramp from Lenzie Terrace up to Lenzie Place has some steps in it, and, out of sight, a short flight of concrete steps. There is space to rebuild it as an accessible step-free ramp, and assist with access between the Springburn Quietway ... [more]

The Balgrayhill Road entrance to Springburn Park. In the background can just be made out the railing of the path from Lenzie Place down to Lenzie Terrace, but it has steps, so is of little use for cycling. So anyone cycling from here has to ... [more]

The road closure on Denmark Street does not permit through cycling, even though Hawthorn Street now has protected cycle lanes. Access for pedestrians only.

Another view of #172734, showing the narrow footway between the toucan crossing and the boundary fence.

Not a promising look for the Sighthill "cycling village". A toucan crossing with not even a bike's length between the kerb and the fence at the back of the footway. See also #172813.

The ramp seen in #172741 leads users over a kerb when joining the Garscube Road cycleway.

The tie-in between the bottom of the new ramp down from the Forth and Clyde Canal to Garscube Road is poor. A kerb blocks the entrance to the ramp from Firhill Road and a ramp has been provided facing Firhill Road but this appears to be for ... [more]

There is a lack of a dropped kerb to allow access to the canal towpath at the end of the car park at Firhill. A temporary ramp has been provided, but this is possibly related to the construction work on the bridge to the Claypits nature res ... [more]

The 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.

Despite 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 ... [more]

Overlapping barriers making it difficult to cycle into the park from the now shared-use footway.

No 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.

No dropped kerb at western access to motorway bridge in Winifred Street.

The 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.

The 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 ... [more]

Fire 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! ... [more]

Fire Path in Balgonie Road, with no provision for through cycling.

No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Clunie Road onto Corkerhill Road.

No 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.

No provision for cycling through the road closure at the end of Moness Drive onto Corkerhill Road.

The 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.

No provision for cycling through the closure of Victoria Park Drive South at Westland Drive. A dropped kerb and toucan crossings at the junction signals would probably suffice.

Again I forgot to approach this gate on the footway, since there is no dropped kerb to assist with getting around it from the carriageway.

No direct cycle access from Claddens Street and Claddens Place to Balmore Road, just access for pedestrians.

No provision for cycling through the road closure on Albert Drive.

No provision for cycling through the road closure in Aytoun Road.

The path from the allotments (see #170043) reaches the playing fields car park via this gate. The kerb could be lowered to make it more accessible.

The footbridge connecting the two parts of Beech Avenue across the M8 motorway, and part of the original Glasgow to Paisley cycle route. The footbridge ramps have a single step at each side of the bridge.

The footbridge connecting the two parts of Beech Avenue across the M8 motorway, and part of the original Glasgow to Paisley cycle route. The footbridge ramps have a single step at each side of the bridge.

Fire Path at Skene Road. There is no dropped kerb on the Paisley Road West side.

A road closure in Saracen Street that does not permit through cycling, against Council Policy. In this case, the location of some dropped kerbs make it not too difficult to get around, but may be trickier with a non-standard cycle. Saracen ... [more]

A road closure in Barloch Street that does not permit through cycling.

A gate right across the carriageway of Bogside Road, hindering cycling between Millerston and Robroyston. There is no dropped kerb on this side of the gate to enable it to be bypassed using either footway.

Another gate across the road linking the two sides of Robroyston station, and again there's only dropped kerbs on one side of the gate. The next opportunity to leave the footways (which aren't signed as shared use) isn't for a while, either ... [more]

The gate at Robroyston station closes off the full width of the carriageway, and a dropped kerb has been provided on only one side of it to enable cyclists to join the footway and go around it. The nearest dropped kerb on the other side of ... [more]

A gate has been provided across the full width of the road beyond the station. Partly due to its colour, I didn't realise it covered the full width of the road until I'd passed the last opportunity to leave the carriageway and join the (per ... [more]

With the cycle route on Cambridge Street in the background, still no provision for cycling to it from West Campbell Street.

Maybe not terribly useful for cycling, but the path that crosses Buccleuch Street on its way from West Graham Street to Hill Street and Renfrew Street does not have dropped kerbs at either side. There are also some cycle parking stands l ... [more]

It must be a cycle path if it has a barrier across it. Ah, but it leads to a pedestrian crossing, not a toucan crossing, and the path on the other side does not align with the crossing. I noticed while waiting that a number of vehicles w ... [more]

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. UPDATE: The barriers have now been supplemented with signs, as in #174137.

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. UPDATE: The barriers have now been supplemented with signs, as in #17413 ... [more]

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.

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