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Overgrown bushes along the path towards Pollok House from the southern side of the Pollok Estate. This was in the process of being cut back a little distance further on.

Lack of verge trimming has lead to the LED catseyes being, in a number of cases like here on the left, completely covered over.

Cycle art produced by a local school on the wall at the entrance to the Drumchapel Way at Drummore Road, but no maintenance done to trim the overhanging branches or to the path surface.

The footway of Hillington Road (at least part of which is shared-use) is loosing width to the bush, which will need cut back at some point. The toucan crossing connects Penilee and Hillington as part of a minimal signage quietway style c ... [more]

Sign obscured by overgrown vegetation.

The cycle crossing waiting area on Abbotsinch Road. See also #170247.

A closer look at the cycle crossing waiting area on Abbbotsinch Road.

It is without explanation, but I believe the thing on the left is to allow cyclists to pull in and wait to cross to the shared footway on the right. See also #170247. The ban on right turns presumably didn't take into account the route o ... [more]

Cycle infrastructure in Surrey is a joke

The signs at the foot of the footbridge connecting the two parts of Beech Avenue across the M8 motorway. The direction sign is obscured by tree braches, and not visible if following the original Paisley to Glasgow cycle route (an important ... [more]

The path between Cartcraigs Road and Kennishead Road is a little overgrown, but may not see use for much longer since the nearby railway bridge (see #169924) is proposed for demolition.

The path from Canniesburn Road going over to join the Garscadden Way and Drumchapel Way.

Overhanging tree reported at:

The lack of sweeping on the canal path means the LED catseyes are starting to disappear into the extended verge.

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

UPDATE SEPT 2020 IT'S NOW CLEAR Stretford near Manchester . The cycle lane is completely blocked by low branches that need cutting back. Reported again to Trafford Request ID:179 ... [more]

The Great Western Road pop-up cycle lane at the turn-off for the canal path. Since the cycle lane stops at Lincoln Avenue, this is where many will leave it for the longer route to town along the canal path. The sign is obscured by tree bran ... [more]

The counter at the Anderston Bridge appears to have been abandoned. See update at #168811.

Very poor sightlines where the path from the ramp of the footbridge and from Lindores Drive meets the Queensway footway.

Airedale Greenway signs on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Bingley, but watch out for that branch!

Airedale Greenway signage at the overgrown ramp to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

It's hard to believe that this is right alongside the M898 motorway. The most intense vegetation is just ahead, and includes nettles.

The middle section of Shilton Lane is somewhat overgrown. This could be replaced by a path.

The narrow path connecting Willow Holme Road to the riverside path is overgrown with nettles and some thorns.

The path from Peel Park Place climbing up from the railway bridge to Eaglesham Road at Hairmyres.

The narrow shared footway at the Whirlies Roundabout.

An extremely narrow shared-use footway on the corner of Stoneymeadow Road and Whin Place.

Waiting to cross. The bush seems to be taking over the NCN756 shared footway.

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

The cycle path from Mungo Park to the Murrayhill underpass being used as a private driveway, with a sign for East Kilbride's cycle route 1 hidden behind a bush.

The path along the edge of the park disappears under a bush, and because the grass is at the foot of a slope, the grass can get a bit too boggy to cycle on.

A partially hidden marker post for the HArTT cycle route. You ain't gonna see that from the road!

Dead trees, ivy strewn, collapsing into the Love Lane path. Particularly hazardous at night.

Hedgerow saplings collapsing across the path at waist height, forming a soggy barrier in wet weather. This path, like so many, needs better maintenance, particularly of summer growth.

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.

Low hanging branches above the A9 shared-use footway.

The nettles are starting to take over the path again.

Poor forward visibility on the bit of the Kelvin Walkway that dips down next to the river then climbs back up quite steeply (out of sight around the bend).

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

Parts of the Kelvin Walkway could do with a sweep and having the low-hanging branches cut back.

Dangerously overgrown cycleway near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley.

Dangerously overgrown bush near this cycle crossing of the A5, Hinckley. This has been reported to Leicestershire Highways Ref: FS79728760

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.

Unadopted overgrown cycle path between Hatch Lane and Greywell Road, near Old Basing/Hatch Location: , Hatch (England, United Kingdom) The Public Highway has a TRO prohibiting driving, and the Hampshire County Council list of Roads Ma ... [more]

(via email) From North St into Woodlands Rd: "tramline" in the middle of the cycle lane & overhanging bushes #GlasgowCycleInfraDay17

Overgrown vegetation and parking at Jays Close end of NCN23 link to Hatch Warren Way Location: , Cliddesden (England, United Kingdom) The vegetation means it is hard to see oncoming traffic, which has to share a single lane due to par ... [more]

Overgrown vegetation at Jays Close end of NCN23 link to Hatch Warren Way Location: , Cliddesden (England, United Kingdom) The vegetation means it is hard to see oncoming traffic, which has to share a single lane due to parking

I wonder if @forthroadbridge have plans to trim the bushes, as pedestrians can't keep to their side of the line.

The vegetation needs better management on what has become a blind corner on NCN1.

Access to the Brock Burn path here is by steps over the flood defences.

Haringey Law Centre - Courtyard # 1 Location: Tottenham Hale, London (England, United Kingdom) 1 April 2017. Litter, rubbish. A bush growing in the cycle racks and rubbish in the courtyard.

The narrow path between the A89 and Bargeddie Parish Church gets wider for a bit, but much of the benefit is negated by the vegetation. However, it probably copes fine with the present level of use.

Sign obscured by vegetation.

Overhanging vegetation - looks like the result of some unfinished pruning. I've checked and there is a report about this at: Enter the reference: 261632

A very messy cycleway.

Good separation from the carriageway, not so good separation from the vegetation.

@hantsconnect @sustrans who looks after clearing the NCN cycle path near Mottisfont? It's almost blocked by nettles

Now that this dropped kerb forms part of a cycle route, it might be time to trim back the lower branches on these trees.

Route sign hidden by tree branches until the last moment, on narrow shared-use footway.

Sign obscured by overhanging branches at toucan crossing.

Apparently those cycling to Newcastle and Gateshead need to join the carriageway (bus lane for some distance) here. Others can stay on the shared-use footway. A thoughtfully positioned sign for pedestrians.

On joining the shared-use footway from Aikenhead Road I almost collided with another person on a bike coming the other way at this blind corner. Poor sightlines here. Additionally, the writing on the direction sign is so small that it is ... [more]

The Bowes Railway Path under the A1 dual carriageway no less, in a poor condition on all counts.

Due to the low bridges, horse-riders need to dismount. I noticed that at the similar sign on the other side of the low bridges that there was a concrete block to assist riders dismounting. But on this side it is too overgrown to get to.

Poor quality surface on the Bowes Railway Path.

A very poor quality cycle path.

Overgrown steps down to the Bowes Railway Path, signed as a pedestrian access. Anyone not wishing to use this needs to cross the main road for the ramp.

The shared-use path from the Allander Leisure Centre meets the Bears Way cycle track at the toucan crossing across the A81, and across from the Craigdhu Wedge path.

The Kelvin Walkway goes down the steps and into thick vegetation. I gave this section a miss!

The improved section of path doesn't even stretch as far as the bridge. The path beyond here is even worse!

Route sign hidden in tree.

Spot the route sign for Cumbernauld cycle route 2. This section of route is on-road, unlike most of the Cumbernauld cycle network, and on a 40mph road at that!

The path alongside North Road has been designated part of Cumbernauld cycle route 4.

A footpath in Cumbernauld that seems to have been forgotten about!

Bawsey Drain bank cycleway. Mostly fairly narrow and vegetation out of control. Annoying pedalcatcher fences. Despite all that, still a useful way to avoid the A road past the docks!

Giant Hogweed plantation in Pollok Park.

The cycleway is on the right hand side, and on-coming cyclists are hidden from view by the bush approaching the crossing point.

Cycleway used as footway since the service road only has a footway across the other side, and an awkward turn with limited visibility due to bushes to cross service road.

The cycle lane on Wester Hailes Road is partially obstructed by vegetation. The surface is also somewhat rough.


Bushes are encroaching on the Madingley Road cycle track.

The junction sign is almost hidden by vegetation. Maybe it should be moved nearer the junction.

Why is the path around the roundabout not like this? Nice wide path alongside A565 dual carriageway, but narrow path next to hedge around the roundabout itself! (There is a shared-use sign at the other end at the side road.)

Narrow shared-use path around roundabout, with vegetation restricting path and sightlines further

Cyclists meant to take overgrown route to the right

The path gets narrower and bumpier, and stays like this until Inverkip, with parts narrowed further by vegetation.

The Strathkelvin Railway Path is now a bit overgrown on much of the section between Lennoxtown and Strathblane, making it hard to pass people coming the other way.

The overgrowing bushes block visibility at this crossing

See clip at In summer, this path rapidly gets overgrown. It's got the the point with overhead branches are down to just above handlebar height, and nettles either side encroaching to less than handlebar width. ... [more]

Overhanging vegetation narrowing path on ramp down from A8 bridge across from Eurocentral

Narrow path to Calderbank, with lots of impinging vegetation. The barb wire of the fence is broken in some places and has been known to be found on the path surface.

Overgrown and narrow shared-use footway between Backworth and Killingworth

Overgrown section of NCN1 path next to A189

Route 51, through the Moors, is seriously overgrown, restricting visibility and width of the path.

Route sign hidden in bushes

Spot the path. Don't bother trying to cycle this one just yet. However, Sustrans is part-funding a new path near here called the Levern Valley Way: "The project will connect Barrhead to Glasgow and close a major hole in the network by u ... [more]

A nice wide (2.5 m for single direction use) smooth cycle path in the Netherlands. Quite normal for the Netherlands, but the reason for this photo is the vegetation along the side of the path. It's trimmed very neatly so that cyclists can s ... [more]

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