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103928Photo #103928When the tiny bit of cycle infrastructure in BIRMINGHAM is treated with respect. FFS. t.co/PqI3GadecdCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
103927Photo #103927Look, I know it's shit infrastructure, just a bit of paint, but there's multistorey and surface car parking within a couple of hundred metres. I have to cycle against the flow of motorised traffic because you're a selfish twat. Thanks. t.co/MqDNYqW1kSCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
103731Photo #103731Glasgow's joined up infra as it transitions from segregated to 'shared with pedestrians'.
A pole and a parked van. Nice. t.co/I1zYIvWeLB
Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
103672Photo #103672I waited 4 sequences of Argyle st/ Jamaica st๐Ÿšฆ- this remained red (having dodged a taxi whoโ€™d pulled in and parked on the cycle lane). We simply wonโ€™t shift people to cycling if even the limited infrastructure doesnโ€™t work @GlasgowCC. Any thoughts @AnnaLangside @GoBikeGlasgow? t.co/88IaVUyBDt

[Cycle signals now sensor triggered, when they didn't used to be and just went when the lights changed for the opposite direction]
Road environment:
Problem
road
103519Photo #103519They're still at it @AnnaLangside @GoBikeGlasgow @GlasgowCC
Really think the segregation needs to be more substantial t.co/08xkctm49Z
Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
103495Photo #103495How am I supposed safely cycle up this street if cars are parked in the contraflow cycle lane, forcing me into on coming traffic? @GlasgowCC @AnnaLangside t.co/jcbx6GVDyvCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
103494Photo #103494Warwick Road, Solihull - sign - Airport NEC

Location: , West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

Sign - Airport NEC. By walking or cycling.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103493Photo #103493Brueton Park, Solihull - paths

Location: , West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

A look around Brueton Park in Solihull.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103492Photo #103492Merritts Brook Greenway - Bournville - exit to Woodbrooke Road

Location: Bournville, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Merritts Brook Greenway in Bournville from Hay Green Lane to Bournville Lane. Beyond that is the Valley Parkway (with boating lake).
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103491Photo #103491Merritts Brook Greenway - Bournville - sign from Hay Green Lane

Location: Bournville, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Merritts Brook Greenway in Bournville from Hay Green Lane to Bournville Lane. Beyond that is the Valley Parkway (with boating lake).


sign from Hay Green Lane
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103490Photo #103490Water Bottle Refill - Birmingham New Street Station

Location: Deritend, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

Water Bottle Refill - Birmingham New Street Station.

Saw this after coming up the escalator from platform 12 after a visit to Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield.

In the ticketed area of the concourse.
Other:
Good practice
general
103489Photo #103489Bourn Brook Walkway, Quinton - path

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Bourn Brook Walkway in Quinton from West Boulevard (after leaving Woodgate Valley Country Park) towards California Way.

It is also known as the Wentworth Way Open Space or as the Bournvale Walk.


Path - the entrance from West Boulevard.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103488Photo #103488Bourn Brook Walkway, Quinton - fingerpost

Location: , West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Bourn Brook Walkway in Quinton from West Boulevard (after leaving Woodgate Valley Country Park) towards California Way.

It is also known as the Wentworth Way Open Space or as the Bournvale Walk.


Fingerpost - path here leads to Wentworth Way.

Woodgate Valley Country Park is 100m to the left.

While Harborne Lane is 2.3km to the right and the QE Hospital is 3.3km to the right.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103487Photo #103487Bourn Brook Walkway, Quinton - signs - to Harborne and Selly Oak

Location: , West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

A section of the Bourn Brook Walkway in Quinton from West Boulevard (after leaving Woodgate Valley Country Park) towards California Way.

It is also known as the Wentworth Way Open Space or as the Bournvale Walk.


Signs - onward to Harborne and Selly Oak.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103486Photo #103486Woodgate Valley Country Park - fingerpost

Location: Ridgacre, West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

Heading along the main path towards West Boulevard. All nicely paved, suitable for cyclists, joggers, walkers and dog walkers.

Fingerpost seen after crossing a footbridge. Paths in multiple directions but I chose to go towards West Boulevard, so missed going to the Visitor Centre.

Hole Farm Trekking Centre and the Urban Farm were to the right.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103485Photo #103485Woodgate Valley Country Park - path

Location: Ridgacre, West Midlands (England, United Kingdom)

Heading along the main path towards West Boulevard. All nicely paved, suitable for cyclists, joggers, walkers and dog walkers.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103484Photo #103484Woodgate Valley Country Park - footbridge on the Bourn Brook

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

Footbridge on the Bourn Brook
Track:
Infrastructure
track
103483Photo #103483Woodgate Valley Country Park - path towards West Boulevard

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

The route was mostly parallel with the Bourn Brook.

The last stretch of the path towards West Boulevard.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103482Photo #103482Woodgate Valley Country Park - exit to West Boulevard

Location: , Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

The crossing here leads onto the Bourn Brook Walkway (Wentworth Way Open Space or as the Bournvale Walk). It then leads onto California Way.

West Boulevard is a busy road.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103481Photo #103481Custard Factory, Digbeth - bike rack - The Clean Kilo - Zero Waste Brum

Location: Bordesley, Birmingham City (England, United Kingdom)

A quick pop into Digbeth.


Custard Factory


bike rack - The Clean Kilo - Zero Waste Brum
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
103474Photo #103474The HArTT cycle route goes down this steep slope to the Union Canal (see #101156). A new sensibly graded ramp has been built to the right (see #101153).Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103473Photo #103473The HArTT cycle route goes down this track from Slamannan Road to the Union Canal.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103472Photo #103472Signage for the HArTT cycle route on a bus stop on Slamannan Road.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103471Photo #103471Someone must have decided this layout was a good idea!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103470Photo #103470The path towards Slamannan Road and Falkirk High station, with lighting columns placed so they do not obstruct the path.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
103469Photo #103469A new path for the HArTT cycle route, together with waymarker post.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103468Photo #103468Tiny route signage for the HArTT cycle route. Easy to miss at a turn.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103467Photo #103467Barriers at Lionthorn Road crossing.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103466Photo #103466Once the path gets going, it is fine, until the next road crossing.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103465Photo #103465The nearest dropped kerb to the start of the path to Falkirk High station (see #103464) is on a very narrow section of footway, and together with the barriers makes for a needlessly awkward piece of cycling.Road environment:
Problem
road
103464Photo #103464A kerb and barriers across the start of the newly rebuilt path to Falkirk High station. There is a dropped kerb but it's off to the left (see #103465).Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103463Photo #103463The end of Hallglen Terrace and the start of the path through to the Glenburn Road underpass. See also #103233.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
103462Photo #103462Lack of permeability at the end of Parkhead Road in Hallglen. There is a similar step off to the left as well.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103461Photo #103461Getting the sense these prefab kerbs fitted to anchor points aren't suitable on a route with such heavy traffic (Middlepath St, Belfast) t.co/DySgqGTitYCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103460Photo #103460Superb example of inappropriate pavement parking and encroachment onto a roundabout from the ever inconsiderate @ArnoldClark @ACHelpTeam Itโ€™s no wonder the concrete is sinking. @BadParkersUK t.co/TFDuYXL0qvCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
103424Photo #103424The end of the Hallglen cycle path at Hallglen Primary School.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103423Photo #103423As seen in #103422, the dropped kerb on the Glenburn Road toucan crossing does not cover the full width of the tactiles.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103422Photo #103422At toucan crossing across Glenburn Road, the dropped kerb covers only about half the width of the tactiles. See close-up view at #103423.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103421Photo #103421The Hallglen cycle path goes around a bus shelter in New Hallglen Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103420Photo #103420The Hallglen cycle path crosses the spinal path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103419Photo #103419The start of around 300 metres of cycle path to Hallglen Primary School from Nevis Place. It crosses the spinal path which doesn't appear to be regarded as a path for cycling.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103418Photo #103418The underpass beneath New Hallglen Road on the spinal path through Hallglen could do with some TLC.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103417Photo #103417The spinal path through Hallglen.Track:
Good practice
track
103416Photo #103416The spinal path through Hallglen.Track:
Good practice
track
103415Photo #103415The eastern end of the step-free section of the spinal path right through the northern side of Hallglen.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
103376Photo #103376The Wester Way ends at Westerhill Road and awaits the building of the next phase of the Bishopbriggs Relief Road, and a new path alongside the railway to Lenzie.

Corduroy tactiles have been provided (not cycleway tactiles) even though this is an unsegregated shared path.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103375Photo #103375The Wester Way alongside Phase 4 of the Bishopbriggs Relief Road.

The lampposts have been planted in the path rather than alongside it (as has been done on the adjacent road), but other than this, it is built to a reasonable standard, and has a good view!
Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
103374Photo #103374A sign for the Wester Way alongside Wester Cleddens Road. There aren't any of these signs on the path further south, even though there is now a continuous path from Auchinairn Road to Westerhill Business Park.

Some connecting paths have still to be finished, including the path alongside the speed limit sign.
Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103373Photo #103373Although the Wester Way has already been launched, the toucan crossing across Wester Cleddans Road has still to be commissioned.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
103372Photo #103372I'm not sure what the barriers here are meant to achieve, or why they are blocking the flagship cycleway on Waterloo Street.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
103362Photo #103362Cycling home with Flora along Pollokshaws Road. Traffic management for the shared path resurfacing better cycle provision than path itself! Buy hey, 6 lanes for motors obviously essential t.co/Whhbubr5SCRoadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
103233Photo #103233The path between the southeastern and southwestern parts of Hallglen. See also #103463.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103232Photo #103232'No Motor Vehicles' over the rebuilt railway bridge at Hallglen, although they'd either have to fit through the underpass at #103230 or come down some steps!General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
103231Photo #103231The Glenburn Road underpass, near Beauly Court, could do with a bit of tidying up.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103230Photo #103230The step-free access continues, but only through the underpass. Other than that, the only other option is onto the carriageway at Beauly Court.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103228Photo #103228The step-free path through the southeastern part of Hallglen, the opposite end from #103227.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103227Photo #103227The step-free path across the southeastern part of Hallglen. Although many of the connections seem to have steps. See also #103228.Track:
Good practice
track
103226Photo #103226Land available for a step-free path across to New Hallglen Road and connections to the wider path network.Other:
Infrastructure
general
103225Photo #103225One of the few step-free connections to the main path through the southeastern part of Hallglen, linking to Glenburn Road.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103224Photo #103224The John Muir Way heads across to the Union Canal from New Hallglen Road.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
103223Photo #103223The road towards Callendar Woods at New Hallglen Road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103222Photo #103222The path from the Westquarter Glen meets up with New Hallglen Road. The nearest sign for the HArTT cycle route is at #102843.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
103221Photo #103221The path alongside the Westquarter Burn suddenly gets rather steep for the climb back up to New Hallglen Road. More like a mountain biking route than a local cycle network route!Track:
Problem
track
103220Photo #103220A new bridge over the Westquarter Burn for access to a new housing development. Imagine if that sort of money had been spent on the path!Track:
Infrastructure
track
103219Photo #103219A new bridge for access to a new housing development, crossing the Westquarter Burn and path.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103218Photo #103218The path alongside the Westquarter Burn.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103164Photo #103164End of the asphalt as the path heads towards the Westquarter Burn.Track:
Problem
track
103163Photo #103163A sign for the HArTT cycle route pointing towards Spinkhill (see #103160), but as the old railway bridge was removed (see #103161), a hair-pin bend path has been built up to New Hallglen Road to use its bridge instead. No indications whether cyclists should use the road or footway (see #103162).Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103162Photo #103162No signs for the HArTT cycle route at the busy Redding Road Roundabout, nor any suggestion that the footway may be shared use. Plenty of space, but just an ordinary narrow footway.Road environment:
Problem
road
103161Photo #103161A track that used to lead to a bridge that the HArTT cycle route used to cross the railway line. However, the bridge has been removed, leaving only the New Hallglen Road bridge to cross by.

The HArTT cycle route sign at #103163 can be seen across the railway line.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103160Photo #103160Tiny signs for the HArTT cycle route below another sign at Spinkhill. Are people really expected to notice these?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103136Photo #103136Exciting to spot Sauchiehall Street's new 'avenue' taking shape in Glasgow. ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐ŸŽ‰
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Just couldn't help noticing the state of what appears to be the final cycle surface, in contrast to the new mirror-smooth machine laid carriageway. #judderJudder t.co/ez3DIB5LcB
Roadworks:
Infrastructure
roadworks
103086Photo #103086Signage for the HArTT cycle route on Spinkhill, directing cyclists going to the Helix and Kelpies through the Westquarter Glen.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103085Photo #103085Steps down into the Westquarter Glen. Maybe next time I'm in the area I'll explore the other options the HArTT cycle route could have taken.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103084Photo #103084More steps on the path through the Westquarter Glen.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103083Photo #103083Steps on the path through the Westquarter Glen. Not what you'd expect on a signed cycle route.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103082Photo #103082A waterfall on the Westquarter Burn. A nice path for a walk, but there's a surprise for cyclists following the signed HArTT cycle route just around the next bend.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103081Photo #103081The path up the Westquarter Glen.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103080Photo #103080The path up the Westquarter Glen.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103079Photo #103079From the bridge across the Westquarter Burn (see #103078), the HArTT cycle route is signed along the lower path along the west bank.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103078Photo #103078The HArTT cycle route crosses the Westquarter Burn.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103077Photo #103077The HArTT cycle route turning into the Westquarter Glen proper.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103076Photo #103076The local path crossing the path to the Westquarter Glen and HArTT cycle route is built to a better standard than the main path.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103075Photo #103075A sudden change in path surface quality, and it gets worse further on. See also #103074.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103074Photo #103074The destination sign points to the HArTT cycle route's destinations of Callendar Park and the Falkirk Wheel as being up the path to Ash Grove but the HArTT cycle route badge points right along the path to the Westquarter Glen. See also #103075.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103073Photo #103073Really not the end of the cycle route, which continues across the road crossing. If there were special regulations like on a motorway an 'end of cycle path regulations' sign would be appropriate, but it isn't like that.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103072Photo #103072With all these 'End of Cycle Route' signs, it is difficult to tell where the HArTT route continues!Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103071Photo #103071A decent quality bridge across the Westquarter Burn, and the path up to Polmont Road, both part of the HArTT cycle route.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
103070Photo #103070A good quality of path surface, but it needs a good sweep!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103069Photo #103069A partially hidden marker post for the HArTT cycle route. You ain't gonna see that from the road!Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103068Photo #103068No dropped kerb for the HArTT cycle route at the end of the path, a very narrow footway, and a busy road to cross. See #103067 for the view the other way.Road environment:
Problem
road
103067Photo #103067The HArTT cycle route turns left from Sandy Loan onto Polmont Road, then turns right onto a path (at the sign post) where there isn't even a dropped kerb! No help crossing this busy road. See #103068 for the view in the other direction.

I took refuge on the road beyond the mini pinch-point traffic island until it was safe to turn, then used the dropped kerb for the driveway before the path.
Road environment:
Problem
road
103066Photo #103066Signs for the HArTT cycle route at Polmont Road.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103036Photo #103036@GoBikeGlasgow constant parking in front of the cycle path at bottom of Corrour Road in Newlands. Happening everyday. Double yellow lines and cycle path paint worn away t.co/ubCvvYCEfBCar storage:
Problem
carstorage
103035Photo #103035@magnatom @GlasgowCC @AnnaLangside @GoBikeGlasgow We took this photo & plan to write to council. Why not 'please take care through roadworks and show respect to workers & fellow road users'? Feel free to use photo if you like. t.co/tJH3AFvSBdRoadworks:
Problem
roadworks
103025Photo #103025The path into Callendar Woods diverges from the path to Callendar Boulevard.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103024Photo #103024Why have a straight path alongside the car park?Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103023Photo #103023The cycle lane marking at the end of Callendar Boulevard encourages cycling on the wrong side of the road, just like #101199 at the other end of the road.Road environment:
Problem
road
103022Photo #103022The end of Callendar Boulevard and the start of the path to Old Redding Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
103021Photo #103021The 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.Pothole:
Problem
potholes

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