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The new cycleway alongside St Rollox Drive, the new road along the northern edge of the Sighthill redevelopment.

Cyclists to join the triple lane carriageway of Wakefield Road.

Two more crossings to get to Wakefield Road... #110662

An unusual sign for a line-segregated footway. The cycle route crosses four crossings to get to Wakefield Road... #110661 Some of the toucan crossings do not have call boxes on both the left and right hand sides of the crossing.

A split toucan crossing across Bridge Street, with a narrow caged central island. But let's look at that blue sign up ahead... #110652

This is perhaps not how the Dutch would approach a crossing of a main dual carriageway. Give Way to the traffic island?

A bus gate on Kirkgate, which doesn't seem to be enforced very well. Also, some cycle parking on a traffic island.

The Stewartfield Way cycleway crosses Macneish Way (which is the entrance to the Morrison's supermarket) here, but no help to cross this busy road, not even use of a central island due to where the dropped kerbs have been installed.

The Blantyre to East Kilbride cycle route turns from Stoneymeadow Road onto the shared footway leading to Kingsway.

To get onto the cycle route to Stewartfield from NCN756 on West Mains Road, the simplest way appears to be to use the slip onto Torrance Road and then the dropped kerb inside the junction.

Pavement-hopping at Brancumhall Road.

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

The cycle lane up West Thomson Street ends in a car park at the Clydebank Health Centre.

The Drumchapel Way meets The Antonine Road. Glasgow City Council's GIS system shows a path (called Drumry Wood) across the site across the road, even though it is securely fenced off.

Deadly pinch-points for cycling in Great Chesterford. I had a very nasty experience riding along here sometime around the year 2009. Approaching the pinch point I decided to take the lane to make sure the lorry behind me was not going ... [more]

The uncontrolled pedestrian crossing across the A905 leads to the Inchyra Road shared-use footway. Presumably anyone cycling over that painted 'END' has to turn left with the traffic, onto the carriageway leading back to Inchyra Road.

A triple uncontrolled crossing across the A905 carriageways for pedestrians at Cadgers Brae Roundabout, across to the Inchyra Road shared use footway which runs between Rannoch Park and Grangemouth oil refinery.

Compared to the shared footway on other side of the road, the end of the purpose built cycleway looks over-engineered. It could also do with a sweep.

An uncontrolled at-grade crossing of the A9 road, on the path to the Helix park.

This appears to be a new path over to the Union Canal access ramp at #101130, but has old school barriers making cycle access difficult.

A cycle lane designed for car parking. Let's not pretend this is designed for cycling.

Despite the toucan crossing at #100117, all of the other crossings at the A8 Eurocentral junction are pedestrian crossings. It's almost as if they have forgotten that this is/was a shared use route.

Pinch-point traffic-calming on North Road, Bellshill. The dropped kerbs don't appear to have been thought through to create a half decent crossing for pedestrians.

"Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway" but no dropped kerb to enable that. Pathetic!

What's that rule about not parking within so many metres of a junction? A car parked blocking entrance to the cycle track, so that it becomes easier to go around the other side of the traffic island to get to Lorne Street.

This traffic island needs a gap to allow signalled cycle access between the Tradeston Bridge and York Street. It could also be used for right turns from Broomielaw (for those coming from Blythswood St and James Watt St) towards the Tradesto ... [more]

There are no route signs visible at the Colleges Cycle Route turn from St Mungo Avenue towards North Hanover Street.

A right turn cycle lane for avoiding the roundabout when going into the end section of Nithsdale Road or turning into Moray Place, but could do with some cycle markings and an 'except cycles' plate below the 'No Right Turn' sign.

Right turns for cycles only from Preston Road.

Barriers across the cycle path to Silverburn, to stop people going straight out onto the road where drivers can't even avoid hitting the signs. Again, no traffic control to help people cross the road, just a traffic island.

It's not easy to cross this busy crossing of the Silverburn Shopping Centre entrance road, but there's only a traffic island to help.

Uncontrolled pedestrian crossing next to the Forge Retail Park's service access (see #89948) and on the left the path through Bellgrove.

Avant garde railing at Pollock Avenue road crossing. The traffic here is fast, but no signalised crossing has been provided. The path ahead is on the course of an old railway line to Peacock Cross.

Spot the route sign telling cyclists on route (74) to cross the road.

The width restriction shown in #88851, and also showing the massive over-capacity of Edinburgh Road.

Traffic calming by width restrictions that force motorists to slow right down when leaving Edinburgh Road, and prevent wider vehicles using the local roads as a rat-run.

The cycleway around the roundabout at Drumsagard, where the traffic island isn't even big enough for the Give Way triangle!

Continuous cycle lanes past sideroad and traffic island.

A short section of cycle lane isn't enough for a parent to allow her kids to cycle on the road, after cycling along the riverside path.

Cycle lanes, a weight restriction and a box junction on the bridge over the River Colne.

An 'End of Cycle Route' sign approaching the Northgate Road roundabout, but now the cycle route continues along to the end of Wallacewell Road. I don't know why the traffic island encroaches into the cycle lane.

I'm not sure if the marking is to indicate that this should be used by cyclists going in this direction onto Water St, because it is so worn out, but otherwise this is a cycle lane for getting to the toucan crossing across Cable St behind t ... [more]

Preparations have been made on Blythswood St for the contraflow cycle lane, but signage and lining has still to be done. On the near side of the junction dropped kerbs have been installed to allow cycling over the footway, unlike the far si ... [more]

No improvement to the narrow traffic island at the St Rollox Brae junction.

Cobbled Moor Lane with cycle parking on traffic island, and access to a toucan crossing across Stonewell via a shared-use footway on the right.

Flooded cycle lane and footway. Looks like sand may have blocked drains.

@citycyclists @AlternativeDfT That's nothing:check out this beauty in Hackney. https://t.co/uqrlL1PRvU

The end of phase 1 of the Bears Way cycle route, and priority over turning traffic at junctions is immediately lost with this Give Way. This is also the point where northbound cyclists are meant to cross the road to use the cycle track. ... [more]

A chicane approaching a bus stop on the Bears Way cycle track.

Chicane for cyclists approaching bus stop on Bears Way cycleway. In foreground, access to/from side-road opposite.

Cycle route crosses to the right-hand side of the road, only to go onto the carriageway under the viaduct. A complete nonsense!

Traffic island hopping cycle route that ends up joining the carriageway of the road on the right anyway. However, the road on the right is signed as 'No Entry except buses'.

Despite the risks, a cyclist chooses the road through the signalised roundabout in preference to the island-hopping shared-use footway route around it.

Crossing point on Newcastle Bank for going left towards the Angle of the North, or right for the Bowes Railway Path.

Sign obscured by tree, and crossing point to go back to the Bowes Railway Path (see #71016) or to take the off-road path towards the Harlow Green roundabout.

Despite the painted cycle lane having finished on the approach to the pinch-point, these cyclists haven't reached their destination, so need to bravely carry on where the cycle lane does not go!

A new split toucan crossing across between two fairly narrow footways (see #70773). Removing the island would allow them (especially the opposite footway) to be wider.

Route 1b crosses Balloch Road at the bus stop, where there is a central island.

The shared-use footway changes sides for some reason, only to cross back at the Diving Museum.

Unnecessarily fussy arrangement for entrance to bus and cycle only road. Why not use 'No Entry except local buses and cycles' instead of this traffic island?

While a right turn option is signed, the traffic islands make turning right awkward, as if the designers had thought only a left turn would be allowed.

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82. Here is the crossing of the Oceanfield housing development entrance. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling ... [more]

We've worked hard to make this really safe & obvious. Can't understand why drivers keep going into the cycle lane http://t.co/aDMHuifldy

I can't think that these islands serve any practical purpose at all… too costly to remove? #GlasgowCycleInfraday t.co/3mKvKrX7I0

I can't think that these islands serve any practical purpose at all… too costly to remove? #GlasgowCycleInfraday http://t.co/3mKvKrX7I0

A bicycle parked part of the way up a 'keep left' sign on a traffic island.

The unmarked gap between the traffic islands must be for cyclists turning right along NCN1, against the signs at this junction, but marked by Sustrans volunteer stickers (see also #61837).

The contraflow cycle lane on Pier Hill has an odd traffic island arrangement at the foot.

The shared-use footway crosses over to the other side of the road.

An extremely narrow central traffic island at a pedestrian crossing in New Rutherglen Road.

A pedestrian crossing on New Rutherglen Road. With hindsight, I wonder whether the cycle route crossed the road at the Polmadie Road junction where there was a toucan crossing and not this crossing where the central island is tiny (see #585 ... [more]

Various bits of cycle track across traffic islands, allowing cyclists to make otherwise banned turns, and to provide access to contraflow facility around one side of the one-way system.

Traffic-calming by chicane. Cars parked everywhere.

King Street contraflow cycle lane. The traffic islands at junctions are a bit in the way! Next junction at #35690

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