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Vegetation encroaching onto path near Gower Street, and evidence of people going across the grass instead.

A cyclist taking a short-cut away from the official crossing point on NCN 7, across the Riverside Museum approach road, despite having to bump the kerbs. There is a significant desire line evident in the grass.

The desire line seen in #113801 comes over the mound and onto the path seen to the right of this picture. If there is no special reason to retain the mound, it should be removed and a proper path provided as a through route from the East Ki ... [more]

The path to Logie Park heads to the right, but there is a desire line over the mound straight ahead to get to the railway path. See also #113803 looking from the opposite direction.

The Birniehill Roundabout cycle track merges onto the Kingsway carriageway, but there is room for it to continue off-road until the Whitemoss Roundabout where another cycle track starts. Again, tyre tracks in the mud and grass give away the ... [more]

No proper connecting path between the back of Hairmyres Hospital and Strathtay Avenue, even though this is the way to the nearest cycle route.

Evidence of a desire line through the park from Kelvinhaugh Street to Corunna Street, avoiding Argyle Street. From Corunna Street there is a de facto quietway to the city centre via the Skypark path.

I don't know why the path doesn't continue behind the wall. The cobbles are not everyone's cup of tea.

Unsurprisingly, people want to go to the crossing. More tyre tracks in Househill Park.

A worn path in the grass approaching one of the few formal paths in Househill Park

Tyre tracks ahead in Househill Park.

Tyre tracks (not mine) in the grass in Househill Park. This park could do with a few more formalised paths.

Now that the cabins are away and the street has returned to normal, it appears that nothing was done to improve cycle permeability. There is an off-centre dropped kerb, but the 'No Entry' signs prohibit cycle movements across the road closu ... [more]

The shared footway takes people away from Manchester Road and over to Nelson Street, whether they want that or not. It seems some people ride across the grass so presumably they wish to stay with Manchester Road.

A lack of thought over desire lines here. Looking from the passageway under the building seen in #110325 to a series of toucan crossings across a large roundabout at Kirkgate on the edge of Wakefield city centre. Although there is an 'en ... [more]

Four ways, only two signposted, and a desire line becoming apparent.

No demand for a cycleway alongside Queensway between Righead and The Murray Roundabouts? Pedestrians have their own footway all the way, but cyclists are expected to cycle on the dual carriageway. Evidently, not all do!

The Stewartfield cycle route leaves Stewartfield Crescent and takes the path. There would appear to be room for a diagonal connecting path to avoid the right angled corners on the path as it is, originally designed for use only by pedestria ... [more]

I saw someone walking across from Applegate Drive when I was further back along Netherton Road, but I see there is no path here.

No provision for joining the ramp down to the Forth & Clyde Canal directly coming from the west, so must make sharp turn. Maybe not the most popular direction to approach from, but would have been easy to build at the same time as the rest ... [more]

A junction between shared-use paths, but there appears to be no expectation of users from this direction wanting to turn right, with no shortcut path on the desire line.

The access to the canal is only from the footway in front of the shops and no account has been taken of the desire line to go straight to and from the carriageway.

The cyclepath doesn't run directly to the toucan crossing, necessitating sharp turns, when the desireline is across open land.

It's not just youngsters that take shortcuts when the local path network as built is inadequate.

The Govan Road shared-use footway crosses sides here, although there is only the presence of a toucan crossing as a clue. As always, the asphalt does not provide a direct route to the crossing, and as the wear on the grass shows people are ... [more]

There appears to be some demand for a ramp to bypass the steps up to Dalmarnock Road.

Desire line from NCN7 path up to main road.

Desire line to Riverside Museum

The inevitable result of placing a barrier in the way of the path and not diverting the path directly to the forced crossing point - a worn path across the grass. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but is that fence panel not meant to be inst ... [more]

The people of Pollok have made their own desire lines clear, and they don't match the official paths.

Desire line shown in the grass. People walking or cycling to make a journey do not want unnecessary wiggles.

The desire line to join the walk and cycleway is here, but there is no dropped kerb, and the space is given to car parking.

Dropped kerb for the central walking and cycling path is set back a long way off the desire line. Have to walk or cycle through the car park to reach it.

There is no pavement to access the Trinity Centre from the main road around the Science Park. The demand for walking access is clear from the wear on the verges.

Dropped kerb is far to the left off the desire line, and if used means up to 3 sharp turns. Hedge gives poor visibility with the car park entrance. Narrow shared-use path.

If you have entered the Science Park via the main entrance shared-use route, as soon as you turn the corner there is no dropped kerb directly across the junction.

Crossing is off the desire line for people walking / cycling to/from the central path which starts on the left: people will often try to cross at the end of the path rather than walking/cycling further down and making awkward sharp turns. S ... [more]

Lack of dropped kerbs and way to turn right shown up by the obvious wear on the desire line to the right.

A clear desire line for a ramp to the Clyde Walkway where there is only steps on this side of Dalmarnock Road.

The concrete path doesn't follow the desire line, and is getting overgrown in the corner.

While the cycle parking provision at the new Village development is welcome, I think we can all see what is going to happen due to the lack of a path directly into the site from the toucan crossing. [Paving has since been provided.]

The worn track reveals the true desireline between the Union Canal and Cultins Road.

Desire line to Drumossie Avenue across frosty grass.

Desire lines bypassing barrier

At the second bus stop in Strathaven Road it is not clear whether you are meant to join the road or use the footway. Why isn't it like the first (see #31514)? The cycleway is two-way.

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