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The A70 looking towards the Holmston Roundabout and Ayr. I was unsure whether the shared-use footway extended this far. The garden centre is just off to the right.

Start of shared-use footway, but no dropped kerb to access it from carriageway. Warning of pedestrians crossing, with location specified.

Warning of Cycles Crossing. Where, I'm not sure. Start of shared-use footway visible in background, but no dropped kerb to access it from carriageway.

No cycle facilities on this section of Holmston Road.

The full length of the westbound cycle lane on Holmston Road is visible. Maybe it's work in progress, I don't know. The bus stop has a bag over the sign, but was still in use.

The sign for the commencement of the westbound cycle lane on Holmston Road. Note how the lanes suddenly jump to the right at the pedestrian crossing.

This bus stop has been deemed important enough for road markings. There is a large secondary school off to the left.

Leaves taking over the full width of the cycle lane.

Intensifying leaves. Again, the position of the short-lived segregated cycle lane is clear from the marks on the carriageway. The current end of the westbound cycle lane is visible on the right.

I thought current practice was to continue cycle lanes across junctions. (See also #84490 for what was here previously.)

No longer any need for bus passengers to 'Look Both Ways' (see #84491) before boarding bus, since the bus stops in the cycle lane.

The only person on a bike I'd seen since the town centre passed while I was photographing this pile of leaves.

More leaves in the Holmston Road cycle lane, and another convoy of cars approaching.

The Holmston Road cycle lane at the summit of the hill. The ghost island near the cemetery entrance near the bus stop hasn't (so far) been restored.

The Holmston Road cycle lane at a bus stop opposite the cemetery, with another convoy of cars in a variety of road positions in the wide eastbound lane.

Car parked in Holmston Road cycle lane at entrance to riverside walkway.

On the climb to the top of the hill one is rewarded with leaves and regular car parking in the cycle lane.

End of the resurfaced section of Holmston Road, and it is clear how little the segregated cycle lane impeded motor traffic.

Only the eastbound cycle lane has been restored (so far). Some parts have be resurfaced, others have not. Note the milestone still in place on the right.

The parking bays opposite the cemetery entrance on Holmston Road. When the segregated cycle lane was put in, the bays were moved to roughly in front of where the car with headlights on is. The marks are still visible on the road surface.

Although the parking bays are slightly wider than is the case with similar door-zone cycle lanes in Glasgow, the cycle lane is still where car doors will open into.

The start of the Holmston Road replacement cycle lane. The two-way segregated lane was removed after pro-car councillors went in a huff.

The Holmston Road cycle lane commences around the bend (sign just visible in #85995).

First sign of the Holmston Road cycle lane (behind the branches).

Narrow road past school with lots of motor traffic. But excess motor traffic is a problem right across Ayr.

Cycling in Ayr appears to be only for the brave. This busy double roundabout is at the start of Holmston Road. Note how the visibility of the school 20mph sign on Holmston Road is obstructed.

Covered cycle parking in Burns Statue Square, Ayr town centre.

Great new cycle lane on busy i#Ayr road now open well done @AyrshireRoads @SustransScot go and use @VisitSWScotland https://t.co/EOKVGr33AL

Well done South Ayrshire! Fantastic cycle track on Holmston Road. Let's hope that others follow your example. https://t.co/lBpPu0ovke

Advance Stop Line at the A70/A73 junction at Hyndford Bridge (at end of cycle track seen in #49697), and cycle route sign for Biggar for cyclists coming from Lanark. If turning left, note that the traffic signals will change for traffic ... [more]

Cycle track next to A70 road approaching Hyndford Bridge (see also #49698)

Start of segregated cycle track alongside main A70 road to Hyndford Bridge, at Carmichael junction.

(from #49694) ...this section of cycle track allows cyclists to get from Hyndford Bridge to the minor road to Carmichael and onwards to Biggar, without going on the main A70 road.

(from #49693) ...it's not actually finished yet... (to #49695)

A shaky start, but this looks promising... (to #49694)

Random car parking on A73/A70 in Hyndford, with start of cycle lanes to Lanark seen in background.

Approaching the end of the cycle lanes on the Lanark to Hyndford road. Cars are parked all over the place! This section of road is used by traffic from both the A73 and A70.

Car parked in marked loading bay on Dalry Road cycle lanes

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