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The surface of the path between Prospecthill Circus and Toryglen Road in Rutherglen has still not been improved. This would form a useful alternative to the main Prospecthill Road, including for commuting. But not in this state.

The path through the woods at Cathkin is usable on this section, but some parts are too steep, including crossfall, to cycle all the way. The path ends before the connection to Burnside Road, so it is necessary to rejoin the busy Cathkin Ro ... [more]

I had intended to head west through to the Cathkin Braes mountain biking site, but the path was too muddy to cycle, so I headed in the opposite direction instead.

The track from Markethill Road to South Cathkin Farm passes the entrance to the former quarry and landfill site, and the surface quality only gets worse from here onwards. Large muddy puddles, and best to avoid. The muddy track joins asphal ... [more]

Poor quality path in a park signed as shared use.

The Queensway footway changes from asphalt to slabs, and shimmies to the side slightly. The drainage is poor.

A missing section of asphalt on the Glen Road path.

Anyone wanting to avoid the traffic on Argyle Street by using the route in #113424 is faced with this poor quality back lane to get to Corunna Street. Watch out for glass!

The path surface has become mud on this short section.

Path rebuilding work in progress.

Path rebuilding in progress.

One of the signs is clearly not pointing the right way, and the surface is poor, but the path behind the camera is being rebuilt (see #113011).

A big hole in the path between the bollards, and evidence of flooding and poor drainage.

I doubt the Dutch would design the path this way.

Tree root damage on the path alongside Ben Nevis Road.

Tree root damage on the path alongside Ben Nevis Road.

Surface repairs to NCN7 alongside the White Cart Water.

An old speed limit sign on the path from Strathcarron Drive to Dykebar Hospital.

A very poor surface on the path from Strathcarron Drive to Dykebar Hospital.

A very poor surface on the path from Dykebar Hospital to Strathcarron Drive, with raised edges creating a trip hazard and hazard for bike tyres.

A poor transition between one section of riverside path and another, which could be made much smoother to allow users to concentrate on not hitting the posts instead.

A poor change of surface on the path from Crookston Road into Rosshall Park.

A terrible change of surface on the path from Rosshall Park to Crookston Road. Mind how you go!

On the left, the Garscadden Way, leading to the Drumchapel Way, and on the right, the path through to Annan Drive. Both could do with some proper path building works.

The narrow and unsurfaced path from Heather Park towards the Craigdhu Wedge is not particularly suitable for cycling, although it is popular with dog walkers.

A damaged directions sign at the path junction near Cromarty Crescent. The path to the right is unsurfaced.

Very muddy, slippery surface when wet

Was I imaging in #107165 that this path was being upgraded?

The path has no connection to Barrangary Road, but instead curves around and the first connection with the road network is at Forge Crescent.

A short path off from the main path to a cannon. This area used to be home to the Bishopton Royal Ordnance Factory.

After a brief piece of asphalt at the railway access point, the path reverts to a soggy soft surface for the unexpectedly steep climb.

A newly built soggy wet path alongside the railway in the southern part of Dargavel.

A soggy wet path to Bishopton station from the new housing development. All of the roads have asphalt or paved surfaces, so why this for the main path?

A soggy wet path from Bishopton station to southern Dargavel.

Clear access to the path to the southern part of Dargavel, but why does the asphalt not continue?

The broken surface makes for a bumpy ride.

Unfinished trenching work at the Kelpies Marina.

Molehills in the asphalt?

The asphalt surface has ended as the HArTT cycle path nears the River Carron.

A barrier at the Cumbernauld Road bridge and crossing on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, but no asphalt for the bypass gap.

A decrepit shared footway approaching the uncontrolled crossing across the High Common Road sliproad from Strathaven Road. Room for improvement.

The cycle path between the Murrayhill underpass and Mungo Park is in a rather poor condition.

A poor quality surface at the start of the Cleddans Burn path, part of the Garscadden Way cycle route and Drumchapel Way walking route. The footway on the Goals access road swaps from the north to the south side at this point.

Poor condition asphalt path and damaged marker post on the Drumchapel Way.

The Grantchester Meadows path just doesn't get any better. This is the condition after the County Council have allegedly "fixed" it. All it needs is a tarmac path between the end of the surfaced road to the start of the surfaced path. I am ... [more]

The Grantchester Meadows path just doesn't get any better. This is the condition after the County Council have allegedly "fixed" it. All it needs is a tarmac path between the end of the surfaced road to the start of the surfaced path. I am ... [more]

End of the asphalt as the path heads towards the Westquarter Burn.

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The road surface at the end of Callendar Boulevard is even worse than this photograph! There is a painted cycle lane on the left side of the carriageway, but not the right.

A rough, stony track across a former opencast mining site, with a bit of a climb towards the end, but more direct than the road around the site.

The connection to NCN7 at Sandholm Terrace is formed with horrible concrete blocks with gaps in between.

If it's not for cars then it's alright to park across. Still no surfaced connection to NCN7.

This is what happens when you resurface the car driving lane and not the cycle lane. A few years later and the surface has deteriorated so much that it can barely support the road markings.

The path connecting the Forth & Clyde Canal to Netherton Road next to the David Lloyd centre is in a very poor condition, not just a poor and narrow surface but quite overgrown too.

A poorly filled trench across the shared-use footway/cycleway alongside the A9, and a 'Cyclists Dismount' sign at the pedestrian crossing. The shared footway continues (for a short distance) beyond the crossing.

One missing bollard at the end of Bog Road and the joyriders are out taking advantage of it. When is the motoring community going to get to grips with this sort of behaviour?

A track in Callendar Woods. Nice views, but the surface is not so good for cycling.

A steep access ramp to the Union Canal towpath, although there's not much that could be done to reduce the gradient without a big budget.

A very narrow and bumpy path that could be improved to connect Kirklee with Kelvindale Road and the Kelvin Walkway across the river.

A poor surface on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath between Yoker and Whitecrook.

A poor surface on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at Whitecrook.

A very poor access ramp between the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath and Glendinning Road.

No dropped kerb at the entrance to a signed path linking Netherton Road to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.

A signed link to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, but unsurfaced and overgrown. Not the same link as shown in #100262.

An unsurfaced link to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath from the end of a residential part of Netherton Road. See also #100261.

A short section of potholed road on Carnbroe Road. Is there an equivalent section of missing surface on the newly built M8 motorway? I'm guessing there isn't.

Some path damage due to construction traffic on the new cyclepath adjacent to the M8 motorway approaching the A752 crossing.

Another path junction that would benefit from some upgrading work.

As also seen in #99784, this path needs a proper surface, and it could be rebuilt slightly to the side to improve sightlines at the path junction.

Some potentially useful paths here, but the route crossing this one needs a proper surface, and the opportunity could be taken to move it away from the vegetation to improve sightlines.

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

The motorway surface would never have been left like this, so why the core path and cycling route?

Fences βœ… Crash barriers βœ… Surface ❌ Unless you like cycling on the A89 dual carriageway, this is one of the few options for getting around Baillieston Interchange and on to Bargeddie.

I guess they thought this old piece of path would be acceptable within this huge motorway building project. If someone ever did shut this gate properly and someone in a wheelchair needed to open it, it would be extremely difficult to do ... [more]

A rough transition to the road at Kirk Place, but a barrier to ensure you don't accidentally cycle down the steps.

I was reading the other day that David Hembrow likes cycle paths constructed out of concrete for their smoothness. He won't like this one however, because even without all the stones and muck it is still extremely bumpy! The shared footw ... [more]

The Pipe Track provides an off-road route between Blanefield and Killearn, but has a rough surface throughout and lots of gates. That said, if you use a suitable bike it is useable and has some good views across the valley. However, this la ... [more]

Tree root damage to NCN 7 cycle path in Partick.

Broken path surface and broken glass on the climb up from Drumoyne Road to the Craigton Road underpass.

Although narrow at each end (see #98928 and #98993), the middle section of the path between Meiklewood Road and Drumoyne Road is reasonably wide. But it could do with being a bit smoother.

The path linking Bothwell and the Raith Interchange shared-use paths still looks like a building site, despite the motorway junction having been open for several months.

Quite why this hole has been left in the road I don't know. The cycle lane has been replaced by the cycle track on the right.

The newly built section of the Waterloo St cycle track has been surfaced with little stone blocks, and features this sharp deviation around a new layby. In the background is the toucan crossing across to the Anderston Bridge.

A brand new section of cycle track on Waterloo St, which has been surfaced with silly stone blocks, with little to distinguish it from the footway, unlike the rest of Waterloo St where the distinction is much clearer.

On a lovely #CamRideHome along the great new #StowQuyLode cycleway we found some potential substructure issues. Please see https://t.co/Z4gDu1AEzx for the full details and video. https://t.co/u6orHdxp77

A slight adverse camber on the shiny smooth asphalt cycle track.

The surface on the cycleway is the same shiny smooth asphalt used on the footway. Not good for grip.

A pothole in Radnor Street, with exposed cobbles.

Broken asphalt on the route the Kelvingrove Art Gallery boss preferred cyclists to take rather than the more obvious route through the car park.

Opened section of Ridgeway with weirdly shaped bollards, misplaced lamp-posts, and loose gravel on the cycleway. Naturally nobody wants to cycle on loose gravel so everyone cycles on the tiled side that was supposed to be the footway. ... [more]

Unopened section of Ridgeway with weirdly shaped bollards & loose gravel pathway (supposed to be swept clean eventually).

Sadly the good times end & we go back to tar spray and chip all over. And it's not swept, so I don't dare venture onto it. Even a slight nudge with my bike tire & it's covered in pebbles that I have to pick out so they don't penetrate my ti ... [more]

Best part of the Ridgeway I've yet seen. Feels almost Dutch. Red tarmac for the cycleway & confusingly tar spray and chip for the footway (even though tar spray and chip is used elsewhere for the cycleway). The lamp posts are placed outside ... [more]

Suddenly the tar spray and chip Ridgeway gives way to a red machine-laid tarmac Ridgeway. And the tar spray and chip surface is used for the footway instead. I have to wonder why the red tarmac wasn't the choice for the whole Ridgeway cycle ... [more]

Ridgeway branches. Asphalt is 'interim surfacing' while 'tar spray and chip' is final surfacing on right. This branch of the path has been swept, so loose gravel is actually relatively rare now. It's not as smooth as asphalt but workable. H ... [more]

Closer look at some of the loose gravel on the tar spray & chip surface. Needs to be swept.

Puddles forming on supposedly 'permeable' surface. Hmm.

I don't know why this path wasn't made wider, placed further away from the fence, and asphalted. Too narrow to pass anyone without that person stepping aside.

A car blocking the dropped kerb at the top of the ramp from Hillpark Drive. The path itself is not particularly smooth.

It's hard to believe that this path is only a few weeks old. Unlike the other rebuilt paths linking to and from the Kelvin Walkway, this riverside path was not asphalted, but instead has been given a loose surface. Unsurprisingly, it is ... [more]

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