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[Image taken 6.10.21] Waitrose, Foss Islands Road, York. [Note: No street view at this location.] A pedestrian shows the desire line through the car park to the entrance to the shop. The van protruding into the designated pedestrian route f ... [more]

The area could do with tidying up, noting the routes people actually use, and to have some benches installed.

A triangle of new paving has been placed to the side of the large barrier at Buchanan Wharf, because people were walking across the flower bed to get past the barrier. This is also the cycle diversion for NCN756 until the cycle track at #16 ... [more]

The footway on the north side of Castlebank Street resumes, but is fenced off just west of the toucan crossing (as seen in #173896). That doesn't stop people using it, and a worn desire line is visible in the grass verge too. NCN7 crosse ... [more]

The northern footway on South Street comes to another break, and again there is a desire line worn in the grass. NCN7 is on the opposite shared footway. Meanwhile, a line of car showroom flags marks the course of the demolished former ra ... [more]

South Street, with worn desire line in the grass verge where there is a missing footway, a speed camera that has been out of use for a long time, a traffic counter, and NCN7 on the footway across the road.

The footway on this side of South Street resumes, with the worn desire line continuous from #173806. The NCN7 cycle route on the opposite footway is not good enough to attract these two to use it.

The toucan crossing is used to follow the cycle route which continues on the footway of the other side of South Street, but there is a clear desire line for staying on this side. There is a short break before the footway resumes at Ferryden ... [more]

The area underneath the M8 motorway at Anderston Cross is being painted a couple of months before the COP26 conference hits town. The Anderston Bridge, Stobcross Bridge, and various roads are proposed to be closed during the conference, and ... [more]

The footbridge between Cockels Loan and Arkleston Road over the M8 motorway. The ramps have multiple barriers to slalom around. A desire line is developing in the grass from the north east.

A desire line formed by pedestrians walking from Dalintober Street to Carnoustie Street. There is a pedestrian crossing at the traffic signals ahead, but the paving slabs take an indirect route there.

Still no connection between the towpath and Great Western Road on the south side of the dual carriageway. But a clear worn desire line up the embankment. The north side access at #145337 is left on, left off on the eastbound carriageway, ... [more]

The signed path between Hawick Street and Kelso Street is obviously not fit for purpose, but nothing has been done to this path since it was initially installed. No change since #36031.

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. UPDATE: A (very narrow) new path has appeared, see #172687.

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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