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Photo listing : road environments (problem)

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A parking bay painted across a dropped kerb.

Large gaps in protection on the eastbound cycle lane in Brockburn Road, and parking bays with pavement parking.

Bike symbol painted the wrong way around on Tweedsmuir Road, on Cardonald Quietway.

The traffic signals poles have been damaged.

A parking bay painted across a dropped kerb, and duly parked in, obstructing pedestrian access across the road. Not the first time I've seen a parking or loading bay across a dropped kerb (see also #48651).

The lining on the new Old Dumbarton Road cycle track has been done, for the section that is complete (either end is still in construction), but there is still no way of crossing the road from the Bunhouse Road shared footway due to kerbs. T ... [more]

a cyclist leant their bike here. Only explanation https://t.co/vmLh9GKEKP

"There is no room for protected cycle lanes" they said. Embarrassing!

Even this rebuilt entrance crossing does not have dropped kerbs for pedestrians.

The footway on the north side of Castlebank Street resumes, but is fenced off just west of the toucan crossing (as seen in #173896). That doesn't stop people using it, and a worn desire line is visible in the grass verge too. NCN7 crosse ... [more]

The northern footway of Castlebank Street doesn't last long, and like South Street, has large gaps in it. A traffic island is the only aid for crossing. NCN7 shares the footway on the right with pedestrians. The site on the left is being ... [more]

The junction of Sawmill Road and South Street. NCN7 is visible on the footway to the right.

The Sawmill Road junction used to have the cycle path on a former railway bridge over the top of the road, but now that has been demolished, the cycle route is on the South Street shared footway to the right. The footway on this side res ... [more]

The northern footway on South Street comes to another break, and again there is a desire line worn in the grass. NCN7 is on the opposite shared footway. Meanwhile, a line of car showroom flags marks the course of the demolished former ra ... [more]

The resumption of the South Street footway at Ferryden Street was brief, and it comes to an end again after the car showroom built on the course of the cycle path. The path used to cross Harmsworth Street here on a former railway bridge. ... [more]

South Street, with worn desire line in the grass verge where there is a missing footway, a speed camera that has been out of use for a long time, a traffic counter, and NCN7 on the footway across the road.

South Street carries quite a lot of industrial traffic, due to the area it is in. So the cycle route (on the footway on the right) is so unattractive to these two cyclists that they prefer this road to the shared footway cycle route. The ... [more]

The footway on this side of South Street resumes, with the worn desire line continuous from #173806. The NCN7 cycle route on the opposite footway is not good enough to attract these two to use it.

The toucan crossing is used to follow the cycle route which continues on the footway of the other side of South Street, but there is a clear desire line for staying on this side. There is a short break before the footway resumes at Ferryden ... [more]

The paving may be fancy, but the toucan crossing is decidedly substandard.

The staggered toucan crossing on Castlebank Street at the end of the fancy bridge from Beith Street has a rather narrow central island, made worse by the railing have taken a bit of a battering.

Parking bays have been painted on the road adjacent to the double white lines. Even on a bike, there is insufficient room to safely pass parked vehicles without crossing or straddling the double white lines. The parking bays and double whit ... [more]

The ironwork at the Hill Street junction in Cambridge Street is rather uneven, and is directly in the cycle lane with little option to avoid if someone happens to be coming the other way. The bollard also looks rather beaten up.

The road markings here are a mess, with hatching across the contraflow cycle lane, and no indication of priorities. There is, however, a Give Way sign facing traffic exiting South Portland Street. There is also a No Through Road sign bel ... [more]

There is no easy way to get to the start of the Sauchiehall Street cycleway at Charing Cross. From this painted lane a left turn into the motorway sliproad is required to get to the dropped kerb at the toucan crossing. There is nothing to m ... [more]

Drivers using the unprotected mandatory cycle lane as if it is a general traffic lane on approach to Ashfield St junction. The banned turn sign is still standing, even though the status of the road on the left has changed and the other b ... [more]

A missing armadillo, with bolts remaining in the road surface.

That drainage isn't going to be much use! See also #173125.

The Wallacewell Road cycle lane at a bus stop where the bollard has been knocked over, and the drainage pipe is hanging in the air above the gutter. See also #173126.

The build up of mud around the bus boarder after flooding, such as seen in #169649.

Debris lying in the Provanmill Road cycle lane.

The cycle lane in Broomfield Road stops, and is replaced by three traffic lanes approaching the Red Road mini-roundabout. Three!

Accumulated mud in the faded cycle lane in Broomfield Road.

A faded cycle lane on Broomfield Road, at a pinch-point. It also leads into a chain of potholes at the bus stop.

The cycle lanes on Broomfield Road are almost invisible now.

Another view of the mixed up bus stop/parking layby/cycle lane in Hawthorn Street, also seen in #170211.

Is it a cycle lane?

The 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, ... [more]

Edmiston 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 g ... [more]

Helen 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.

Is this still the most appropriate layout for this junction, given the change of priorities and connectivity at the other nearby junctions in recent years?

The 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 ... [more]

No provision for cycling (other than the parking stands) and minimal provision for pedestrians at the busy Wallace Street junction with Dalintober Street. A dropped kerb crossing across three lanes of fast moving traffic heading for the mot ... [more]

Parking 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 t ... [more]

Door-zone cycle lanes on Maxwell Drive.

Door-zone cycle lanes on Maxwell Drive.

The speed humps are freshly painted, but the cycle lane is looking rather faded.

The Dumbreck Road/St Andrew's Drive/Titwood Road/Haggs Road junction outside Pollok Country Park. No sign of the proposed pop-up cycle route on St Andrew's Drive yet.

The track from the playing fields car park (see #170045) arrives at Guidmans Road just short of the path northwards on the other side of the road. However, the road is one-way.

The pedestrian crossing on the Newlands to Silverburn cycle route at Thornliebank Road is out of use. This is quite a busy road, and being next to a roundabout it is not terribly easy to cross the road unaided at this location.

A drainage problem at a bus boarder in the now protected Provanmill Road cycle lane, seen during a shower. An aftermath of such flooding is seen in #171650.

Very little remains of the Langdale Street pop-up cycle lane. Just a painted lane now, with car parking and some inside lane driving occurring too. See https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/18478995.glasgow-north-cycling-activists-create-p ... [more]

The protected cycle lane scheme took no account of the bus terminus, so buses wait time in the cycle lane before turning at the roundabout to pick up their next service.

A 20mph zone and recommended route for cycling into Govan, but no dropped kerbs or raised crossing to help pedestrians to cross the road.

Excess road capacity on Lyoncross Road is simply hatched out, rather than creating a two-way cycle track (leaving the opposite side for residential parking).

The pop-up bus lanes in Braidcraft Road have been implemented in such a way as to make certain manoeuvers almost impossible without infringing the bus lane. At the Neilsland Square/Langton Crescent junction the central reservation gaps to p ... [more]

The "protection" on this protected cycle lane is pretty minimal. Compare with #117893. Still some people using it in the opposite direction though, showing there's demand for a protected two-way facility.

This is meant to be a protected cycle lane, but there is no protection on this section, just paint!

There's not much left of the protected cycle lane on Broomielaw, under Central Station bridge.

The South City Way cycle route on Victoria Road. Note how the right hand side of the cycle track gets narrower over the width of the road crossing. The markings should guide cyclists away from this area, where the kerb has upstand as the ra ... [more]

A dropped kerb for cycling from Cavendish Street towards the South City Way, but now it is aligned with a large patch of grass, so requires awkward turns to get around.

Drainage problems on pop-up cycle lane in Bilsland Drive at toucan crossing next to Ruchill Park.

A bus stop boarder followed by a sudden swerve around a marked parking bay.

The new road layout on University Avenue does not meet with the approval of at least one cyclist (who stays on the footway).

A section of the Springburn Road residential access road is one-way, and the path down to the expressway is of limited use for cycling since it leads only to a pedestrian crossing, with no footway continuing on this side.

Grit from disintegrating road surface covering cycle lane. But makes seeing several sets of bike tyre tracks easier.

Uncontrolled crossing of Alderman Road, signed for cycling and walking. View opposite to that in #165306.

Uncontrolled crossing of Alderman Road, signed for cycling and walking. No change from #36030.

The Alderman Road cycle lane ends by veering into a signed but not marked shared footpath across to Kelso Street.

Deteriorating road surface beyond the mini-roundabout on Alderman Road. The cycle lane appears to be in the poorest of condition compared to the surrounding road surface.

Deteriorating road surface on much of the Alderman Road cycle lanes. The opportunity could be used to swap the parking and cycle lanes about, which would result in less wear and tear on the cycle lane in future.

Some time ago I saw a plan that showed a proposed "No Entry except cycles" at Great George Street, but it hasn't happened and the rat-running traffic continues.

Pop-up cycle lane on Hawthorn Street. At this point, it is a door-zone painted cycle lane next to marked car parking bays.

Pop-up cycle lane on Hawthorn Street. This bus stop appears to have been forgotten for the bus boarder treatment. Hatching has been removed from the centre of the road to make room for the cycle lanes, which much improve safety for as lo ... [more]

Pop-up cycle lane on Hawthorn Street. At this point, the door-zone painted cycle lane (see #156185) leads into the remains of the original cycle lane in Hawthorn Street (see #25292), without addressing the problem of them being on the wrong ... [more]

A total lack of cycle facilities on Govan Road at the Pacific Drive junction. On the right is an approach lane for the Fastlink busway on Pacific Drive.

No dropped kerb at the end of MacLellan Street, at the path to Gower Street, although the kerb does get quite low nearer the fence.

The surface of Lymburn Street is rather bumpy, with poorly relaid cobbles.

No dropped kerb at Windsor Street/Windsor Terrace to get through to North Woodside Road at the Lidl supermarket.

The Great Western Road pop-up cycle lane. Some of the traffic cylinders were missing on this section.

No bus boarder at this bus stop, requiring anyone cycling to overtake stopped buses in the busy outside lanes. The cycle lane starts just after the bus stop.

No cycle lane on this section of Great Western Road, just arrows urging drivers to move out.

@GlasgowCC @SustransScot That's great! But why the parking spots just down the road before the British Linen Building? They have not been there before, there is no need and it generates a dangerous bottleneck between opening car doors on th ... [more]

The advisory cycle lane in University Avenue changes to a mandatory cycle lane, but the double yellow lines stop.

A poor surface in the University Avenue cycle lane, and incursion by a car driver.

The wet tyre tracks in the Gordon Street contraflow cycle lane reveal that some motorists are entering it in lieu of slowing down to make a tighter turn.

The pop-up cycle lane on Great Western Road is to end at Lincoln Avenue. After that, there are just discontinuous peak hour bus lanes.

No provision for safe cycling on Duntreath Avenue.

Glasgow cyclists, be very wary of the new cycle path at Mosspark Boulevard & Drumbrek Road, The removal of cones means cars are treating it as a left hand car lane. You could get hit by oncoming traffic https://t.co/HdESW6m0eK

Another view of the contraflow cycle lane on Argyle Street. The cycle lanes could easily have been painted with a smoother transition in road position. See also #139322.

The contraflow cycle lane on Argyle Street has an abrupt change of direction, following the kerb. See also #139324.

If only there was some space for cycling on Queen Margaret Drive.

Pedestrians aren't meant to use the north side of the gyratory at the Hydro, and it isn't much more suitable for cycling either. There used to be a direct underpass link towards the SECC here, but it was filled in when the gyratory was b ... [more]

The gyratory doesn't even have a footway at the back of the Hydro car park, and with the SECC covered walkway closed, people are finding their way to Finnieston as best they can.

The gyratory at the Hydro. To get back onto Finnieston Street, take lane 3 through this junction, lane 2 around the corner, and regain the inside lane after the next turn.

To cycle up Finnieston St, one needs to traverse the gyratory around the Hydro car park.

Toucan crossing on Beith Street out of use. This road can be quite busy at peak times.

No dropped kerb at the end of the Kelvin Walkway access path at Lochgilp Street, although there is one slightly further on at the steps.

A flooding problem on the road to Robroyston station.

No safe crossing of the A752 at Commonhead Road, on the Seven Lochs Trail, and not even a dropped kerb! Just a promise of a future bridge across the M73 and A752, if it gets funding.

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