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Two generations of cycle parking at the Brancumhall Recreation Area.

Brancumhall Recreation Area - paths connect to the areas north and west of the playing fields.

Roadworks and building work on Brancumhall Road opposite the road from St Leonards RC Primary School and the Brancumhall Recreation Area.

Pavement-hopping at Brancumhall Road.

A path connecting Galloway Road to Brancumhall Road.

The route finally arrives at the Brancumhall Estate, turning right off of Morrishall Road into Galloway Road.

The route to Brancumhall turns onto Morrishall Road. There was no indication that this route (which made its way along Calderwood Road on the footway) is not on-road along this section of fairly busy and fast road.

The 'Recommended Route for Cyclists' signs on this route are all facing across the carriageway instead of along it. So consistently that it looks like an installation problem rather than vandalism.

A dropped kerb in Tannahill Drive blocked by car parking, where the cycle route to Brancumhall joins the carriageway.

A dropped kerb on Alison Lea blocked by car parking.

The shared footway outside the Alison Lea Medical Centre. I don't know who thought that this would be an adequate design.

Footway parking partially on the shared footway outside the Alison Lea Medical Centre. Google Streetview shows a greater degree of obstruction in its image.

The end of the Calderwood Road section of the cycle route to Brancumhall, and some footway parking outside the Alison Lea Medical Centre.

The widened footway on this side of Calderwood Road ends, but not before it has been obstructed by a control cabinet for the toucan crossing.

The Calderwood Road shared footway switches sides at the toucan crossing ahead.

The Calderwood Road shared footway, with a bus shop, footway parking, and a pinch-point crossing on the road across to a school.

Give way at Capelrig Drive, with space for a waiting car.

Give way at the schools entrance.

Both paths have cycle signs on them, so possibly could divert if a heavily laden bus pulls up and starts unloading, but otherwise the left path goes directly to the school and the right is for following Calderwood Road.

Cross Carlyle Drive behind a waiting car.

Give way to drivers exiting the Whitemoss Recreation Area - loss of priority.

Options to pass in front of or behind the bus shelter, depending on bus passenger activity.

Limited sight lines at the St Leonards Road traffic lights on the Calderwood Road shared footway.

The Calderwood Road shared footway passing a bus stop at the sports centre.

The original cycle track from the Whitemoss Roundabout joins Calderwood Road, but a new shared-use footway starts and continues to the Alison Lea Health Centre, from where there is a local cycle route extending to Brancumhall.

Signs at the Whitemoss Roundabout, including some pointing up a flight of steps.

Signs at the Whitemoss Roundabout. I can see a problem with the route to the Sports Centre, and I'm not sure the signs for the Health Centre are pointing the right way. The nearest health centre might be the Hunter Health Centre back in the ... [more]

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