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All photos in & around Bearsden

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154403Photo #154403Steps leading up from new housing to Milngavie Road, no ramps for cycles, pushchairs, wheelchairs etc etc. A disgrace for such a new development!!Track:
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154402Photo #154402Beech trees planted on public land now blocking over 60% of the pavement, no room for pushchairs, wheelchairs etc.Track:
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154401Photo #154401Encroachment of fence and shrubs blocking the pavement on a dangerous cornerTrack:
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145402Photo #145402Give priority on this traffic lights to the pedestrians instead of the cars. Especially as it is so close to the primary school.Track:
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145400Photo #145400This is Baljaffray primary school. But emphasis is put on cars. The car access is heading directly to the main school entrance. Whereas all pupils have to come "through the back door". Make the Main access a pedestrian access and move the car entrance to the side.Track:
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145397Photo #145397If this section of New Kirk Road would be closed for cars, space for people in the heart of Bearsden would be generated.Temporary closure:
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closure
145395Photo #145395A completely traffic free and family friendly connection between Mosshead and Milngavie. Now widen and pave to make it cyclable. So we could use it to cycle safely to the Allander Leisure centre with the kids.Cycleway:
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145393Photo #145393Great, that this vital connection towards Baljaffray was looked at and paved for pedestrians. Now add a ramp for cyclists, but also wheelchairs, parents with prams, elderly on mobility scooters.Cycleway:
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cycleways
145392Photo #145392The road is easily wide enough to create a segregated cycle lane here, especially towards Canniesburn roundabout, where car congestion stops cyclists.Cycleway:
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140521Photo #140521Cycle lanes would be great. Kids are being encouraged to walk/cycle or scooter to schools once they reopen, but the roads are not bike safe for kids.Cycleway:
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140504Photo #140504Cycle lanes on major roadCycleway:
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140501Photo #140501Better lighting to allow commuting in winterCycleway:
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140499Photo #140499Add traffic lights to allow children to walk to schoolTrack:
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140370Photo #140370Make sure developers allow new houses to be permeable so riders can avoid the wide and fast South Crosshill RoadCycleway:
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133933Photo #133933Terrible potholed roundabout with no provision for cyclists especially with motorists coming from the switchback as cyclist will be unsighted until the last moment & there are quick lane changes which could cause cyclists problems.Cycleway:
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133197Photo #133197Very busy with young families and cyclists. Less than 2mCycleway:
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133139Photo #133139Northbound A81: intimidating lane change required for cyclists to stay on A81. The spped limit here is 40mph and it can be scary for cyclists to manouver into the right hand lane to carry on north on the A81, with cars coming up dangerously fast behind.Cycleway:
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133135Photo #133135Shared use street redesign and slowed traffic past Hillfoot station. I understand that the Bears Way was stopped just north of here because of concern about parking loss near train station and ammenities. However there is space on the road immeadiately south of Hillfoot station (e.g. from Boclair Road south) for segregated cycleways to the Glasgow City Boundary. To make cycling and walking safer (and increase the appeal of the shops here long term), the 400m of Milngvie Road past the station and shops could be traffic calmed to 20mph and road level locally raised for significant lengths to slow traffic but still allow it to flow, and provide the important 'safe feeling' for cycists and walkers.Track:
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133128Photo #133128South of the Hillfoot station narrower piece or road and parking that was 'controversial' for the Bears Way (e.g. from Asda south) there is easily enough road width for a segregated cyclelane to extent to the Glasgow City boundary and onwards, which would provide a viable alternative to using the bus now that social distancing makes that impossible.Cycleway:
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130604Photo #130604The road surface to cycleways both sides of road are extremely poor. Resurface.Cycleway:
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cycleways
130603Photo #130603Clearer signage indicating cyclists priority at road crossing on entry from Milngavie Rd into Allander sports centre estate. Most cars do not realise or not not care that they have to give wayCycleway:
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130599Photo #130599A permanent link extension of the existing Bears Way passed Hillfoot shops and train station and passed Boclair House and Asda supermarket where traffic is busy and dangerous so that it joins with the route into Glasgow city centre. This break in continuity is extremely off putting to those not comfortable riding a bike amongst busy traffic especially at peak times.Cycleway:
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130350Photo #130350Kimardinny Ave used as rat run by speeding cars. Please shut to allow locals to access the loch in a safely.Temporary closure:
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closure
130331Photo #130331Cycleway ends and forces all into path of traffic with only very old paint on the road that pre-date placement of lights - no protection esp. given that this "links" bearsway to shops.Cycleway:
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cycleways
130328Photo #130328Cycle lane shut - making all users go onto main road just at the point when trucks and vans turn into builders yard. Need to improve the add space on the road or fix the lane ASAP.Cycleway:
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130259Photo #130259Cycling along the switchback at busy times is horrible. Making space for bikes would link up Bearsden to GWR. Could even join up to Bearsway!Cycleway:
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112057Photo #112057Something tells me that this is the council boundary.Track:
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112055Photo #112055The path from the end of Annan Drive leading to Drumchapel starts off wide, but gets narrower.Track:
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112054Photo #112054Major utilities work is taking place at either end of Conon Avenue. Although the direct path to Drumchapel appeared to be closed, the footway of Conon Avenue was clear, leading to Annan Drive and its path to Drumchapel.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
112053Photo #112053The pond now forms part of the Colquhoun Park Flood Alleviation Scheme, and is more like a nature reserve.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
112052Photo #112052Major utilities work is taking place at either end of Conon Avenue, but the path next to Colquhoun Park has been kept clear.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
112051Photo #112051The path from Conon Avenue to the Colquhoun Park pavilion. It is possible to access Station Road from the car park to the right.Track:
Infrastructure
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112050Photo #112050Bollards in the path on the approach to the connection to Courthill.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
112049Photo #112049A connecting path across to Edgehill Road.Track:
Infrastructure
track
112048Photo #112048Nearing the top of the hill, and the end of the upgraded section of path. A couple of bollards have been placed in the path next to a path junction.Track:
Infrastructure
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112047Photo #112047The section of the path from Stockiemuir Avenue to Drymen Road that has been upgraded. The gradient increase can be seen in the background.Track:
Infrastructure
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112046Photo #112046Incorrect 'hazard' tactiles used for a road crossing.Road environment:
Problem
road
112045Photo #112045The path to Drymen Road diverges from the Ski Club access.Track:
Infrastructure
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112044Photo #112044A sign for the upgraded core path that runs from here at the entrance to the Bearsden Ski Club over a hill to Drymen Road near Schaw House. It is signed for walking only since it goes over quite a steep hill. The northern half of the path has been upgraded.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
112003Photo #112003The path to Stockiemuir Road, and across to the Baljaffray estate, could easily be upgraded for cycling, along with the rest of the route from the Allander Centre.Obstruction:
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obstructions
112002Photo #112002In common with other signs on this route (see #111996), the eastbound sign at the entrance to Heather Park is for walking and cycling, but the westbound sign is for walking only. However, in this case the remainder of the route to Baljaffray really is only suitable for walking.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
112001Photo #112001The path from Heather Park to the Craigdhu Wedge and Allander Centre is signposted as a walking and cycling route, even though the first section of path is narrow and muddy (see #111998). The path from the Craigdhu Wedge is signposted as just for walking (see #111996).Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
112000Photo #112000The path from Heather Park and Heather Avenue crosses an unusual bridge across a stream to reach the path (to the right) to the Craigdhu Wedge and Allander Centre. A path to Craigdhu Road goes straight ahead over the hill, but didn't look like it was easy to use.Route sign:
Infrastructure
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111999Photo #111999The path from the Craigdhu Wedge crosses an unusual bridge over a stream to get to Heather Avenue and Heather Park. The path to the right is signposted as a walking route to Craigdhu Road, but see #112000.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
111998Photo #111998The narrow and unsurfaced path from Heather Park towards the Craigdhu Wedge is not particularly suitable for cycling, although it is popular with dog walkers.Track:
Infrastructure
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111997Photo #111997A damaged directions sign at the path junction near Cromarty Crescent. The path to the right is unsurfaced.Route sign:
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routesigns
111996Photo #111996Signs at the Craigdhu Wedge. Right for walking and cycling to the Allander Centre, left for walking to Stockiemuir Road. Walking times are given.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
109673Photo #109673Two generations of cycle parking at Westerton station, the shelter being under CCTV coverage.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
109672Photo #109672Some very poor cycle parking stands at Westerton Hall & Library.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
108716Photo #108716A severe barrier on the path between Duncryne Place, Bishopbriggs and Ashgill Road, Glasgow.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
108715Photo #108715Randomly placed bollards leading up to the main event.Obstruction:
Problem
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
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
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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
100270Photo #100270A very poor access ramp between the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath and Glendinning Road.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
88307Photo #88307The path alongside the Bishopbriggs side of the canal is quite muddy in places. On the right, a gate across access to the Thomas Muir Trail path across the Bishopbriggs Burn.Track:
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88306Photo #88306If that narrow muddy path is worth signing as a route for people to follow, it is worth rebuilding the path so it isn't narrow and muddy, with added nettles and brambles across it!Route sign:
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88305Photo #88305Largely pointless gate and step-through bypass.Obstruction:
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obstructions
88304Photo #88304The path on the opposite side of the canal from NCN754 isn't surfaced, but connects to some houses at Aultbea Street that wouldn't otherwise have direct access along the canal. The path is quite muddy in places, but continues as far as Lambhill Bridge.Track:
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88303Photo #88303The path on the opposite side of the canal from NCN754 isn't surfaced, but continues through from Bishopbriggs to Cadder. Nice for a change, but a bit muddy.Track:
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88302Photo #88302A gate across the lane leading to the narrow Thomas Muir Trail path. Passing this is easier than negotiating the path ahead.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
88256Photo #88256The same cycle route seen in #88255, with this interesting feature across the road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
88255Photo #88255A 'No Through Road' and a cycle route. Is it a through route for cycles then? See #88256 to decide.General sign/notice:
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88254Photo #88254It would be useful to have a dropped kerb on the opposite side of the divider, or better still a proper signalised crossing, to allow easier access between this side road of Kirkintilloch Road and Meadowburn. (The ASDA superstore is off to the left on this side of the main road.)Obstruction:
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obstructions
88253Photo #88253The path on the left is useful for getting to the ASDA superstore.Track:
Infrastructure
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88252Photo #88252The path will continue further north, but the Wester Cleddens Road toucan crossing could be better aligned with the path.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
88251Photo #88251A direct connection to the main north-south path, without any obstructions (see for contrast #88250).

(The top surface has still to be applied to the path in the picture here.)
Road environment:
Good practice
road
88250Photo #88250It's almost as if they don't want people cycling to the main north-south path through the housing development (see for contrast #88251).Obstruction:
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obstructions
88249Photo #88249Humped road crossing for path on way to new park, but demolished bollard and footway parking in housing development that has been designed for car commuters.Road environment:
Infrastructure
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88248Photo #88248This box surely didn't need to be placed right in the way of the path, creating a blind corner?Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
88247Photo #88247New cycle path into housing development from toucan crossing on Auchinairn Road. But that barrier could do with removing.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
88246Photo #88246Wide footway set back from Auchinairn Road, and toucan crossing across to the large new housing development. Those corners could do with rounding off, but perhaps this is intended for cycling.Track:
Infrastructure
track
88245Photo #88245End of the wide footway alongside Auchinairn Road, within sight of the Standburn Road junction.Track:
Infrastructure
track
85485Photo #85485Some dropped kerbs have been installed on Milngavie Road and at the turn from Macfarlane Road into Kessington Drive, restoring the connection possible before the pedestrian crossing was moved. See also #85484.

However, southbound it is a risky turn from an extremely busy road, so instead of pulling out and slowing down to make the turn across the rough dropped kerb and between the bollards, a small inset into the kerbline to produce a sort of sliplane would be preferrable.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
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85484Photo #85484Some dropped kerbs have been installed at the turn from Macfarlane Road into Kessington Drive and on Milngavie Road, restoring the connection possible before the pedestrian crossing was moved. See also #85485.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
85483Photo #85483The start of the new link from Macfarlane Road into Killermont Road, as part of the interim Bears Way route. There way previously a bus layby here, even though this is not a bus terminus or somewhere a bus would be waiting for more than the time it takes to pick up or set down passengers. See also #85482.

The bollard with the "Give Way" sign on it appears to be facing the wrong way.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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85482Photo #85482The end of the new link from Killermont Road into Macfarlane Road, as part of the interim Bears Way route. There way previously a bus layby here, even though this is not a bus terminus or somewhere a bus would be waiting for more than the time it takes to pick up or set down passengers. See also #85483.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
85481Photo #85481A short section of shared-use footway forms the new connection from Macfarlane Road to Killermont Road, as part of the interim Bears Way route. See also #85480.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
85480Photo #85480The new cycle connection between Killermont Road and Macfarlane Road, on the interim Bears Way route. See also #85481.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
85479Photo #85479No sign at the turn into Cluny Avenue, on the interim Bears Way route.

The previous time I came through here there was a direction sign on the lamppost, but it had been damaged by passing traffic, since it stuck out into the carriageway where vans would hit it.
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85478Photo #85478The "except cycles" panels on these "No Through Road" signs are still covered up, even though this part of the interim Bears Way route has been complete for some time.General sign/notice:
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signs
85477Photo #85477No sign on the turn into Cluny Drive, other than "No Through Road except cycles", on the Bears Way interim route.Road environment:
Problem
road
85476Photo #85476The turn from Cluny Park into Cluny Drive, on the Bears Way interim route, with a "Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway" sign.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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85475Photo #85475Bears Way bench in Cluny Park.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
85474Photo #85474Bears Way artwork in Cluny Park.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
85473Photo #85473The end of the Bears Way interim route through Cluny Park, at a new toucan crossing across the A81 Maryhill Road dual carriageway. A shared-use footway connects to the entrance to Garscube Estate just off to the left, and continues as far as the existing shared-use footway at the Glasgow boundary.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
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85472Photo #85472The shared-use footway alongside Maryhill Road ends at this new toucan crossing, from where the interim Bears Way route continues through Cluny Park. A "Cyclists Rejoin Carriageway" sign has been provided just beyond the crossing, so footway cycling is not permitted even as far as the gap into Banchory Crescent.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
85471Photo #85471Shared-use footway on Maryhill Road at the entrance to the Garscube Estate. A gap has been left in the central reservation for those turning right off of the main A81 dual carriageway. See also #85470.Road environment:
Infrastructure
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85470Photo #85470Previously locked central gate removed, removing need for cyclists to open sprung side gate. Planter boxes obstruct central gate enough to prevent motor vehicle access, but not enough to stop footway parking alongside. See also #85471.Obstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
85469Photo #85469Messy kerbs at Garscube Mill on what is now a shared-use footway alongside Maryhill Road.Road environment:
Problem
road
84618Photo #84618Welcome to MilngavieGeneral sign/notice:
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signs
84617Photo #84617Milngavie's reservoirTrack:
Infrastructure
track
84616Photo #84616The start of the West Highland Way in Milngavie.

Location: , Milngavie (Scotland, United Kingdom)
Route sign:
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75983Photo #75983Wet slippery paving slabs at the top of the ramp down to the canal path in Kirkintilloch. The chap seen in the distance slipped and fell to the ground, but was able to pick himself up and carry on.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
72189Photo #72189After digging around in the leaves, this member of the study tour found a dropped kerb that may have been intended to allow cyclists to leave the carriageway and use the traffic island crossing to get across the road. But there is no signage or road markings to confirm this.

There is also a right turn lane in the centre of the road which can be used to get to the other side of the road and into the cycle track.
Road environment:
Problem
road
72188Photo #72188The end of phase 1 of the Bears Way cycle route, and having had priority at numerous junctions, this Give Way means cyclists will have to stop for cars turning into Burnmouth Place.

The old cycle lane continues for only a few metres beyond the junction.
Road environment:
Problem
road
72187Photo #72187The 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. Many don't bother and are getting grief from motorists for not using the cycle track.
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Problem
cycleways
72186Photo #72186A basic bus stop without a shelter or much of an island between the boarding point and the cycle track.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
72185Photo #72185A chicane approaching a bus stop on the Bears Way cycle track.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
72184Photo #72184A gully right in the middle of the Bears Way cycle track at a bend near the Allander Sports Centre access road junction.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways

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