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Photo listing : road environments (problem)

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The new road layout at the junction of Fountainwell Road and St Rollox Drive does not include a connection to the new cycleway. The speed of some of the traffic on the new road seemed quite high.

The road markings on part of Alderman Road have been renewed, including a buffer strip between the parking bays and the cycle lane, but there's really no point in painting it less than the width of a car away from the kerb.

A poor end to the footway from The Antonine Road at the Goals access road, part of the Drumchapel Way signed walking route.

A poor quality shared-use footway on Halgreen Avenue. The other side of the road doesn't even have a footway, even though it is outside a school!

I waited 4 sequences of Argyle st/ Jamaica st🚦- this remained red (having dodged a taxi who’d pulled in and parked on the cycle lane). We simply won’t shift people to cycling if even the limited infrastructure doesn’t work @Glasgow ... [more]

Precisely no-one ends their journey here, so why does the cycle lane end here?

According 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. https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news ... [more]

According 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. https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news ... [more]

This 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.

The new cycle track on Archerhill Road turns into Lincoln Avenue and is no use for getting to Knightswood Cross or Anniesland.

No 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.

The 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.

A 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.

The spacious Great Western Road, with no space set aside for safe cycling.

Great Western Road - plenty of room but no protected space for cycling.

No room for cycle infrastructure on Great Western Road? There seems to be ample room for everything else.

Broken bollards and broken speed cushions on Netherton Road.

The road layout at the Govan Road/Golspie St junction due to the Fastlink busway. Not particularly cycle friendly.

The footway across the far side of the junction is shared use, but the crossing is for pedestrians only. But the previous shared-use sign was back at #99434. Is this one continuous route or two unrelated shared-use footways? The drainage ... [more]

One road exits to Paisley Road West, the one opposite only has pedestrian access. A missed opportunity to improve cycle permeability for local journeys. 20mph zones only on side streets in Glasgow.

There are no route signs visible at the Colleges Cycle Route turn from St Mungo Avenue towards North Hanover Street.

A rough surface at each junction, but the footway through this residential area has been designated shared-use, with all the hazards that might be expected, such as car drivers reversing cars out of driveways.

A rough surface for cycling, but barely noticeable in a car.

A clumsy section of cycle route at Preston Place heading towards Govanhill Park, with a dropped kerb that is vulnerable to blockage by car parking.

Hopefully the new cycle route proposed for Jura Street will fix the problem of the missing dropped kerb at the ramp up to the M8 motorway underpass.

No dropped kerb to access toucan crossing across Fountainwell Road from adjacent road-end, and some subsidence in the footway.

This puddle gets splashed off the side of the bridge and onto unsuspecting underpass users by passing vehicles.

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 The 2015 Silverburn Cycling & Walking Route has never finished. This crossing is yet be for implemeted for cyclists https://t.co/KQMydCFScf

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 The chicanes on Mansewood Rd force cyclists into the road, head on against cars. Make cycle paths to each side https://t.co/04DfR4uruH

#GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 All the pavement w of Pollok Park is shared use except the 100m from the Bowling Club to P'llk S'hws Wt Station???? https://t.co/UwwNb5HlI6

6 lanes of motor traffic, parking, + massive central reservation, but no space for cycling infrastructure on GWR? #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/1mTi2F2rD8

Told by council that there's no room for cycle infra here on Pollokshaws Rd. There's space. There isn't the will. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/0neB62T0Cv

Biggest problem cycling in the city centre is you're only ever seconds away from being on the right of a 4-lane road #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/OIH1RcLmyZ

More wasted space for empty Fastlink lanes on Pacific Drive whilst NCN7 is confined to a shared path. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/sz4iIpjQ0x

Also NCN7 is lacking some basic infra on crossings - why no Toucan across Corkerhill Rd? #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/2jKrrFISy0

As with PRW, Crookston Road is wide enough for good infrastructure and has nothing. Such a waste. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/xpqbxEHepv

Stats show how many cycle on Paisley Road West. Wide enough for good infrastructure... completely devoid of any. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/I54olBeTir

Cyclist’s choice: traffic on Broomielaw or shared-path that’s awkward to exit. Meanwhile, Fastlink lanes sit empty #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/vmPR6ZkEgT

@GlasgowCC Tale of 2 councils: Part 6 It does reappear a little further along Kilmarnock Rd, right in the door zone. Deathtrap #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/pfjkHV6NG6

[via email] Govan Rd: This takes the biscuit. 3-stage, double-dog-leg Toucan crossing, part of NCN7 #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/QMXQoe9CK9

[via email] Finnieston Bridge - not shared use, but widely used to avoid struggling up the hill with traffic behind #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/LYZ4guEcEv

[via email] Clyde Walkway: fallen here avoiding oncoming cyclists due to the gaps between concrete and paving. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/3GXs7yXMdv

Critical unprotected road crossings around Clyde Tunnel and Crow Rd #noinfra #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/gJVmhc7sjs

[via email] Gate to Festival Park. Fastlink construction removed the dropped kerb, replaced with 3 undropped kerbs #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/OMViXRkBbX

"quietway"/ meat grinder pinch point on Ledi Rd. Really needs filtering to remove vehicles #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/aQgEw6hfHb

Barrier ruined by a driver on a shared use path. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/Q5rM6nOEnU

Not sure I can do this justice in photos. Alignment with dropped kerb is... bad. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Gorbals Street https://t.co/5Z69lUGAoE

Do you think this barrier was mangled by a bicycle? Good job there is a segregated cycle track! #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/jZGfKH72FS

Most of PRW is spent in the quasi cycle lane between parked cars and flowing traffic in the right lane. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/zSpbQukJLJ

Of course there are Advance Stop Lines, but we know how useful they are. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/qdfleHVqk4

Paisley Road West has next to no cycling infrastructure despite being a main route out West. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/yZa6xgA3C0

Oh well. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/4DtxEuAiZh

A complete lack of cycle infrastructure outside the former Western Infirmary.

NCN7. No idea how to do this legally, safely & avoiding grass. Carefully dodging left turning cars from main road? #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/tDWHotHSKP

And it wouldn't be #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 without mentioning the killing doorzone of Kilmarnock Rd. Unacceptable danger from @GlasgowCC https://t.co/wz8LrYtOGE

At ~2.5 miles long, this is a vast 6-lane(!) 30mph DC in Glasgow with zero #SpaceForCycling #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/qtWZdukqTf https://t.co/NzjRXGmGLm

NCN7. Downhill stretch that dumps cycling children straight across busy road. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/yXpsWKxmSi

(via email) Why are we supposed to cycle on the busy Broomielaw or pedestrian area when there's this empty bus lane? #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/jAO3gMJ3RH

Uphill stretch of NCN7. Almost always get tailgated here. Shameful that this is classed as a national cycle route. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/ceu7MAic2x

Another one. Still on NCN7. Unpleasant to navigate with a car behind you. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/8kmHoamQxU

Not sure what this is, but wasn't designed with bikes in mind & cars regularly demolish it. National cycle route 7. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/fLJMPbMu79

Part of national cycle route 7. Wide enough for proper lane, but left as parking instead. Lots of close passes here. #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 https://t.co/y5mktubrhs

Today is #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Let's start with the door-killing zone on Highburgh Road on the so-called Colleges Route. https://t.co/2loXDwIgWU

Cycle lane seamlessly into bus stop and car parking #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17 Aikenhead Rd https://t.co/F0GhFuo9K5

The start of the Old Dumbarton Road cycleway in Ferry Road is completely anonymous.

A rumble-strip across the entrance to Station Park, but with vertical upstand that could catch a bicycle wheel when turning across it at an angle.

That Advance Stop Line is sure encouraging people to cycle!

Pollok's road network is not cycle friendly. Will the Peat Road roundabout replacement plans be modified to rectify this?

It's not easy to cross this busy crossing of the Silverburn Shopping Centre entrance road, but there's only a traffic island to help.

Four toucan crossings to reach the far side of Fairhill Avenue, with unresponsive traffic signals, and green on different phases. The Silverburn to Pollokshaws & Newlands cycle route starts here, at its unsigned junction with the Corkerh ... [more]

Three toucan crossings to reach the far side of Barrhead Road, with unresponsive traffic signals, and green on different phases, so potentially a lot of waiting, unless you spot a gap in the traffic and just go on red. The Silverburn to ... [more]

People in Pollok want to cycle, but are being failed by the Council which provides big busy roads with no cycle facilities going where people want to go.

People in Pollok want to cycle, but are being failed by the Council which provides big busy roads with no cycle facilities going where people want to go.

People in Pollok want to cycle, but are being failed by the Council which provides big busy roads with no cycle facilities going where people want to go. So this shopping trip is along the footway (which isn't shared use until after the jun ... [more]

The Silverburn to Pollokshaws & Newlands cycle route uses an old pelican crossing to cross Thornliebank Road, and even from this slightly elevated position, the ramp down to Harriet Place isn't visible, so proper signage is essential. Th ... [more]

The zebra crossing on Auldhouse Road has had its Belisha Beacons covered up, so pedestrians have to take their chances on whether drivers will still respect the crossing. No obvious reason why the bollards have 'Cycles Only' signs on the ... [more]

The Silverburn to Pollokshaws & Newlands cycle route turns right at the dropped kerb blocked by the red car. No signs.

The Silverburn to Pollokshaws & Newlands cycle route turns left here, but you have to look up the side road and notice the cycle symbols on the road to know! Achievements in cycling?

Traffic calming road-narrowing outside a school in Tinto Road, with broken bollards.

A pathetic worn-out narrow painted door-zone cycle lane in Kilmarnock Road from the council that won the "Achievements in Cycling" award at the 2017 Scottish Transport Awards.

A speed cushion installed the wrong way around, with the steep faces towards traffic and the shallow slopes towards the sides. This means a hazard for any cyclist not going around the side, but a smoother ride for drivers!

No cycling facilities east of the Broomhouse roundabout, on the road to Uddingston, but the footway has been upgraded so pedestrians can take their chances with the traffic rather than use the stepped ramp footbridge.

The cycle lane shifts from the kerbside to the door-zone.

The Broomhouse cycle lane goes over a flattened build-out, then becomes a painted door-zone cycle lane.

As soon as the protected cycle lane finishes, the girl in #90598 goes onto the footway. And I don't blame her.

I'm not sure what the purpose of this cycle lane is.

Uncontrolled pedestrian crossing next to the Forge Retail Park's service access (see #89948) and on the left the path through Bellgrove.

A left-hook danger point where the cycle lane goes straight ahead (only to end at the next junction) and a left-turn sliproad has been provided for motorists to cut across the cycle lane without slowing down. Added to this, the 'Beware o ... [more]

I've noticed from my travels that a road in England would probably have a shared-use footway through here, but this is not the case in Scotland. The A89 expects cyclists to be on the carriageway, or go via Uddingston on the Sustrans route.

The broken line suggests that cyclists are meant to give way to turning motorists. This should be erased, and the cycle lane marking continued across the junction. The 20mph school speed limit sign needs realigned to face oncoming traffi ... [more]

Neglected cycle lane in Hawthorn Street.

A new pinch-point in Oswald St to look out for cycling, which is also successful in trapping buses in the bus stop. And useless Advance Stop Line.

No enforcement of bus gate, so little compliance.

Nice straight alignment of Baltic Street, but no dropped kerb at end of path from toucan crossing.

Demand exists for a contraflow cycle lane over the Cathedral St bridge (see middle distance).

New toucan crossing, not presently on any permanent cycle route, just a long term diversion. Plus some sandbags that once held a diversion signs in place, both in the foreground and in the background across the crossing.

Junction crossing newly converted to toucan crossing, including some resurfacing and tactiles, but no dropped kerb for access to Springburn Way! This is meant to be a new cycle route!

A 2-stage toucan crossing across Pacific Drive and the Fastlink busway. Is there any reason why one direct crossing in line with the path on each side could not have been used? At one bus every 10 minutes each way on the busway, it's not li ... [more]

No priority for cycling across car park access road for NCN 7 & 75 users. You have to have good eyesight to spot the small signs posted along Pacific Drive.

Tricky 3-stage toucan crossing across Pacific Drive on NCN 7 & 75. Hopeless design! But if you are following the National Cycle Network routes, you must use it due to the banned turn in #87103.

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