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Across the Clyde Bridge.

Overflow car parking at the college.

The college cycle parking is around the back, next to the car park. The one bike parked is locked to one of the pieces of metal identical to the cycle stands commonly found next to outward opening doors to prevent blockage by parking.

The ramp at the pedestrian entrance to the college has multiple hairpin bends. There is plenty of room (on this brown-field site) for the ramp to be in a straight line since pretty much everybody using this entrance will have come from the ... [more]

The cycleway from Carfin doesn't yet extend to the end of Robberhall Road to meet the Craigneuk St roundabout cycleway.

The end of the roundabout cycleway on Craigneuk Street.

The roundabout cycleway on Craigneuk Street.

The roundabout cycleway that ended in #89658 recommences.

Cycle route around roundabout ends, but continues across the road to the right.

Like the sign in #89462 said, the footway of the A725 at Bogs Brae is currently shut, but the new shared footway can be seen in the background under construction.

Footpath closed, on A725 sliproad. Diversion?

No road crossing of Mary Rae Road at roundabout with Hamilton Road. On the left in future there will be a shared-use footway alongside the A725 to Raith Interchange.

No obstruction for pedestrians going to the nearside footway on Mary Rae Road, but I want to cycle to the footway on the far side of the road and link to the (future) shared-use footway to Raith Interchange.

Less of a barrier than at other locations on the Greenlink path.

Not the prettiest, but a viable way through from Russell St to Mossend Primary School.

Since the old footway around the Raith Interchange has been dug up, and the new footway (including the two new footbridges) is not finished, there is currently (May 2017) a free shuttle bus connection. It picks up here near the entrance to ... [more]

No cycling or walking in the new Raith Interchange underpass. Or at least I think that is what it is meant to mean. The shared footway hasn't been completed yet.

No attempt to provide for cycling on the A89 through Bargeddie. This is usually crazily busy during rush-hour.

The replacement Bredisholm Road farm road access bridge across the A8 and M8 motorway was originally meant to be ready to reopen in July 2016, but looks like there is still quite a bit of work to do if it is to meet the revised target of Ma ... [more]

The NCN75 crosses the Showcase Cinema access road on this zebra crossing without the usual Belisha Beacons or zig-zags.

Uncontrolled crossing of A8 sliproad at the Showcase Cinema roundabout.

The cycleway crosses the A8 sliproad on an uncontrolled crossing to the right of the mini-roundabout. When I crossed, a driver stopped to wave me across when I suddenly appeared from behind a van. I get that there are roadworks going on, ... [more]

A narrow "converted" footway alongside the A752, where I had to go onto the rough strip next to the carriageway to pass someone coming the other way.

I guess combined with the cycle route sign the "Rejoin Carriageway" sign could be interpreted as the more usual "Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway".

"Use Footway Opposite" - not directed at anyone in particular.

Route NCN75 turns left onto the road here, but the nearest dropped kerb is behind the bush on the left.

The towpath of the Forth & Clyde Canal is now paved all the way to Glasgow, with the exception of a couple of short sections around bridges.

A narrow path links the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to the end of the road to Banton at Kelvinhead, but has a couple of opening gates across it.

A horse-jumping style barrier and kissing gate at the end of the path alongside Banton Loch, but the barrier was unlocked so could be opened.

Path subsiding, July 2014.

Repaired Dec 2016

Benches for well earned rest

NCR75 sign pointing to wrong route

IMG_4265 On the bike route around Strathclyde Park.

Bridge work being done to one side of footbridge, with other side kept clear for pedestrians.

Routes 1e and 1f under the Janes Brae flyover.

Cycle parking at Greenfaulds station, right next to the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's routes 1e and 1f.

Painted cycle lanes on Greenfaulds Road, but only where there isn't a central right-turn lane.

A solitary shared use sign on Lenziemill Road near Greenfaulds station. The footway continues in a slightly wider state until the A73 junction where it ends without linking to anything.

Steep and narrow. The path from Blairlinn Industrial Estate to Lenziemill Road.

The path to Luggiebank ahead, with a path into the Luggiebank Wood Wildlife Reserve off to the side.

Old, but reasonably well built. The path to Luggiebank.

According to the map from the council, the path across the road forms Route 1d of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network. No signs whatsoever!

The ramp between the footbridge and forecourt at Cumbernauld station. This forms part of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 1, although there are 'Cyclists Dismount' signs (see #80517 and #67691).

Sign for routes 1e and 1f pointing the wrong way. Signs for route 1 are only visible to those already on this route and not to those arriving on routes 1e and 1f. Route 1 is routed via the ramp between the bridge and Cumbernauld station, ... [more]

I never noticed on my last visit that Route 1 goes straight on here (note sign in #80515 just visible at top of steps), and not via the Carbrain Gully route. The steps have a ramp around them to the side.

Route 1 sign in Carbrain. The steps up ahead have a ramp around the side.

Route 1 sign in Carbrain, at end of new street.

The Lye Brae footbridge looking towards Carbrain. The path alongside the houses continues right through Carbrain to meet the Cumbernauld Cycle Route 1, and is quite useable on a bike.

The Lye Brae footbridge, looking towards Kildrum. This could easily be part of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network.

More barriers across path at minor road crossing. All the rage in Kildrum!

More barriers across path at minor road crossing.

More barriers across path at minor road crossing.

An unnecessarily abrupt change of direction for path.

This path isn't part of Cumbernauld's cycle network, but it is plagued with barriers at every minor road crossing. The raised crossing might have been better installed in line with the path and made into a zebra crossing.

Ramp down from Clouden Road to bus stop and underpass on Kildrum Road.

Painted cycle lanes on Kildrum Road.

The path from the Vault Glen at the Kildrum Road underpass.

Looking from the Vault Glen bridge towards Kildrum. The bridge is double width.

The Vault Glen path, looking from the Abronhill side towards the railway bridge.

The Vault Glen path, looking towards Abronhill.

In Cumbernauld you can actually live above your cycle path! Quite why route 2 isn't routed straight through to the school access road I don't know.

Back onto the path, but first, which car do I risk accidentally scratching? No dropped kerb and no thought as to how this space is actually used.

Having joined Larch Road at #80303, already time to leave it.

Path ends into driver's car door. Hope he doesn't decide to get out just as I approach.

Because going straight ahead would be too difficult. See #80303 for what happens next.

The second sign on route 2, starting from #80246 at Abronhill. I had to search for this one.

Route 2 nears its end at the health centre car park in Abronhill (looking towards #80246).

The point in Abronhill where routes 2 and 3 of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network meet. Except route 2 goes through the health centre car park, and route 2a goes to Palacerigg Country Park, not the station.

Lamppost partially blocking dropped kerb forming part of cycle route whose signs are fixed to said lamppost.

You have to be alert to avoid the steps (left foreground) and find the ramp (right), whilst looking out for signs. Cycling not built into Abronhill, but added as a cheap afterthought.

No sign at top of ramp from underpass, where route 3 takes a sharp turn to find a step-free route through the houses.

Not really designed as a cycle route. Ramp to underpass beneath Blackthorn Road, with obstructive lighting columns.

Spot the sign for route 3. (It's next to the underpass entrance).

A gate across route 3 at Broom Road.

No sign where the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's route 3 turns right, but instead a gate to guide you the right way.

Path into M80 underpass, retaining its original entrance.

Improved path at new entrance to underpass beneath widened M80 motorway at Wardpark Industrial Estate, with verge used to reduce problem of blind corner.

The path to the Wardpark Industrial Estate has been left to rot. Why not upgrade this path and include it in the Cumbernauld Cycle Network?

Completely random signs at path junction. The path to the left goes to Wardpark Industrial Estate, not the town centre or Ravenswood, and is not part of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network. The path forking right does lead to Abronhill, but is ro ... [more]

Confusing signage at path junction. Does 'fork left' mean take the path to the left, or go straight across the junction? (It's the latter). Photo #80234 shows a close up view of the sign in the background.

A vandalised cycle route sign attached to a pedestrian waymarker post. There also isn't a right turn at this T-junction, so the waymarker post must be facing the wrong way. See also #80231.

A vandalised cycle route sign attached to a pedestrian waymarker post, at a sharp turn. See also #80232.

Triangular junction with minimal but clear signage, assuming you know where the routes go to.

Steps on route 3.

Steps on Cumbernauld Cycle Network route 3. Avoidable by using the Cumbernauld Theatre access road.

A 'Cyclists Dismount' sign that gives no justification. It's because there's a flight of steps ahead (see #80160) and you've missed the last turn-off to avoid it.

A lottery-funded waymarker post that appears to be facing the wrong way at path T-junction. (No route heads to the right as black arrow suggests).

Route 3 approaching Cumbernauld Theatre.

Signs for route 3a facing the wrong way at path T-junction. It's also unclear who the 'Cyclists Dismount' sign is aimed at. All directions?

The sign for route 3 should be facing people coming off the bridge over Wilderness Brae.

No dropped kerbs on road crossing (marked with road studs) at exit from West Park.

No dropped kerb at entrance to West Park, leading to rubbish bike parking (see #80029).

A barrier across the short path linking to Portland Road. The sign does not look particularly good, and could poke someone's eye out at that height!

Lots of barriers to squeeze past, including blocking part of each of the dropped kerbs.

Single-sided signs for route 1a on the footway at Carrickstone. Is nobody going to join the route here? And confusion for anyone following Cumbernauld's multicoloured arrow waymarker posts.

Clearly this footway was not designed as a cycleway, and nothing has been done to convert it into one.

Is route 1a on the footway here? If so, dropped kerbs are needed for crossing Kings Drive (and pedestrians quite like them too).

Lots of signs at this junction in Dullatur, of which the cycle route signs are the least conspicuous. This road is very much a through route for cycling. The junction of the Cumbernauld Cycle Network's routes 1a and 5.

The end of Prospect Road turns seamlessly into a track into the woods.

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