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The West Street access point to the Forth & Clyde Canal could use a dropped kerb.

A new canal towpath access point has been created at the Centre81 community centre in Whitecrook.

A new steps and ramp access to the canal towpath is being built at the Centre81 community centre in Whitecrook. The towpath here has been resurfaced over a short distance.

Paths on both sides of the canal at Linnvale have bumpy surfaces.

The path on the north side of the Forth & Clyde Canal at Linnvale has a loose gravel surface, while the direct route to Strauss Avenue is just a grass path.

West Thomson Street has been partially resurfaced (see #107341), but the cycle lane has not been reinstated, even though the signs remain, albeit one facing in the wrong direction.

The little bridge across the Forth & Clyde Canal in Clydebank appears to have stuck. Access is still available across the main bridge at the shopping centre, but this is often busy with pedestrians, making this a preferred route for cycling ... [more]

The riverside path is separated from the car park by rising bollards, although they hadn't been deployed at the time of my visit.

The riverside path outside the Clydebank Leisure Centre.

Cycle parking outside the Clydebank Leisure Centre.

The Titan Crane in Clydebank, and access to the new riverside path to the right.

Cycle parking at the western end of the riverside path in Dalmuir. The path does not connect into the hospital grounds ahead.

The Boquhanran Road underpass beneath the Forth & Clyde Canal. I'm sure the road network would still function if this was shut to motor traffic and a more suitable surface laid for safer cycling.

An underpass with steps linking the two parts of Boquhanran Road beneath the railway. Unlikely to ever be made accessible, I guess. Duntocher Road is the nearest alternative crossing.

A dropped kerb is still required at both ends of the path connecting the Clydebank Business Park and Singer Road.

NCN7 meets Dock Street on the edge of Clydebank. This will become a busy crossing when the new bridge to Renfrew is built. There is scope to put the cycle path on a bridge to cross the road, reusing the abutment of the old railway bridge, b ... [more]

Traffic filtering on NCN7. This separates a small residential area from the industrial estate.

The new road between Clydebank College and Cable Depot road. This section is as yet unopened, but I saw a few people on bikes using it. At this end, it connects with NCN7. There are bus stops, but no cycle facilities along the road.

The new riverside path from the Titan crane leaves the riverside and follows a zig-zag course a little back from the river bank. It then ceases, without (as yet) connecting to the path seen in #167649.

A new riverside path, next to the Titan crane in Clydebank. At present, it is a dead end path.

A section of new road linking Cable Depot Road to the Clydebank College area. This section is as yet unopened. Here the road is raised to footway level, and corduroy tactiles are used to mark the limit of the carriageway.

A nice section of riverside path, but it doesn't connect to anything else. A new section of path is being installed beyond the navigation light (see #167654), but with the industrial estate in the way, does not look like it will link up.

A path connectinging an industrial estate to the hospital entrance road along the riverside. I guess the things at the side of the path are meant to be cycle parking stands, although placed right up against a kerb, and in a location unlikel ... [more]

A poorly designed corner on junction at Cable Depot Road. The verge and tactile paving is being run over by vehicular traffic.

A new road parallel to Dumbarton Road, connecting Cable Depot Road to the area around Clydebank College. I don't know what bus service they expect will use this road once open completely, since this road effectively bypasses the town centre ... [more]

A new toucan crossing next to Miller Street. The carriageway has been raised to the same level as the footway, and corduroy tactile paving is used to mark the edge of the footway since the kerb is flush.

Work outside Clydebank Town Hall. No sign yet of the cycle lanes shown in the artist's impression. https://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/article/4-3m-project-to-transform-clydebanks-town-centre-links

The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath in Clydebank.

Cycle parking at the staff entrance to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. There is better cycle parking over by the car park at #107103.

Boquhanran Road shut for roadworks at the canal bridge, but no-one seems to have seen the memo about signing the cycle access still being open.

An awkward barrier at the foot of the ramp up to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, and no dropped kerb. The only way to the Clydebank Business Park that could possibly be just a quarter of a mile is to head in the opposite direction from ... [more]

Roadworks at the canal bridge on Boquhanran Road, with space left for cycling and walking. I wonder if the road network would miss this road being shut to motor vehicles permanently.

Signs visible through the trees for various destinations not mentioned at the top of the ramp. Anyone getting this far probably already knows where they are going. Plus an awkward barrier to get around at the bottom of the steep and narrow ... [more]

The access ramp from the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, but nothing on the signpost to say so.

Since my last visit, a short section of wider path has been laid, but ends here.

The north end of the Erskine Bridge.

The prohibited turn sign in Abbotsford Road doesn't exempt cycling, even though the sign in Chalmers Street says 'No Motor Vehicles'.

Through motor traffic has been removed from Hume Street by a road closure by bollards next to the low bridge. However the Chalmers Street side of Hume Street has been turned into a taxi storage area with conflicting signage and road mark ... [more]

Through motor traffic has been removed from Hume Street by a road closure by bollards next to the low bridge. However the Chalmers Street side of Hume Street has been turned into a taxi storage area with conflicting signage and road mark ... [more]

The signs used on Hume Street are 'No Motor Vehicles' signs yet the plates below the signs and the prohibited turn signs say 'No vehicles except for taxis'. Is cycling allowed, and if not why not?

Hume Street in Clydebank has been closed where it passes under a low bridge. No indication that cycling through the line of bollards is not allowed.

The International Asbestos Memorial in Clydebank.

The entrance to The Saltings nature reserve in Old Kilpatrick.

A totem pole and information board at the entrance to The Saltings nature reserve.

The barrier at The Saltings car park.

Another barrier blocking the end of a bridge in The Saltings nature reserve. So I'll give this path a miss too.

Information about The Saltings nature reserve.

The Saltings nature reserve, next to the Erskine Bridge.

The path from The Saltings to Donald's Quay, and some pedestrian congestion at the barrier seen in #107387.

A barrier on a footbridge at The Saltings nature reserve. But easily avoided by taking a different route.

A barrier across the path between Donald's Quay and The Saltings. It's always worth checking whether the gate is locked or not. At this point, the path is running along the formation of a former railway line.

A path at Donald's Quay, parallel to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.

Signs for destinations on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath. A steep path next to the ruin leads down to Donald's Quay and to a path from there to The Saltings nature reserve.

The path to the canal could not only be wider, and have a dropped kerb at the end, but could also meet the road nearer the corner to avoid being blocked by parked vehicles. The priority sign to the right needs corrected too.

A partly obscured and faded sign for Kilpatrick station.

A sign for the Clyde Coastal Path at Mount Pleasant Drive.

The road bridge across the A878 connecting the park next to the Erskine Bridge to Mount Pleasant Drive. The path around the northern part of this area is presently closed while works are being undertaken.

The path from Kilpatrick station passing under the Erskine Bridge and onwards to the Lusset Glen.

Underneath the Erskine Bridge.

The junction between the ramped paths up to the Erskine Bridge, and in the foreground the path under the Erskine Bridge which links to Kilpatrick station and a park.

No widening of this narrow footway took place to convert it into the Clydebank North Circular Link cycleway. Pathetic!

A white ghost bicycle in memory of someone killed here at the A82/A898 junction. https://www.clydebankpost.co.uk/news/15097952.ghost-bike-appears-in-roadside-tribute-to-cyclists-killed-on-a82-last-year/

Take care at the high speed junction at Mountblow Road.

Duntocher over the footbridge.

The Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82 dual carriageway, with some advance notice for motorists of roadworks in a different county!

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.

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

The cycle lane up West Thomson Street.

The start of the West Thomson Street cycle lane, opposite Clydebank High School.

Signs for the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82 dual carriageway. The ramp to Glenhead Road replaces steps that were there previously.

Route signs for the Clydebank North Circular Link cycleway along the A82 dual carriageway, at a toucan crossing across Kilbowie Road. But a short distance further on, there's a 'No Cycling' sign (see #107320).

Duntocher Road approaching the Kilbowie Roundabout, with access to the cycleway around the roundabout.

Briar Drive ends in a turning circle next to the Kilbowie Roundabout, and doesn't even have a dropped kerb for cycle access to the cycleway.

A closeup of the kerb seen in #107321.

Kilbowie Road northbound approaching the Kilbowie Roundabout, including an access to the cycleway around the roundabout. A flush kerb (see #107322) was installed at each of the accesses to the cycleway at the insistence of the local cycling ... [more]

A 'No Cycling' sign on what is now the much vaunted Clydebank North Circular Link cycleway alongside the A82 dual carriageway.

A toucan crossing over the A82 at the Kilbowie Roundabout. Are these the lowest call boxes ever, particularly on the far side?

The end of the Kilbowie Roundabout cycleway for those heading east. Join the A82 carriageway here.

The Kilbowie Roundabout cycleway alongside the A82. Cross here to go south or to use the shared footway on the other side of the dual carriageway, or rejoin the eastbound carriageway.

The start of the Kilbowie Roundabout cycleway when coming from Kilbowie Road southbound. One presumes that the 'No Stopping Clearway' and 'Give Way to Pedestrians' signs aren't aimed at the same roaduser, even though they are mounted one ... [more]

The sign says 'No Motor Vehicles' but no provision for cycling through this road closure on Braidfield Road to connect with the Kilbowie Roundabout cycleway.

Quite a lot of work to do on Dumbarton Road outside Clydebank Town hall to get to the artist's impression given in https://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/article/4-3m-project-to-transform-clydebanks-town-centre-links

Solidarity Plaza, Clydebank, with directions to other nearby attractions.

A speed hump for pedestrians? And free car juice.

Cycle parking for the small park between the hospital and nursery.

Cycle parking at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital car park, with some more over by the building.

The dropped kerb to access Beardmore Community Park is not best placed.

The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath is now in a reasonable shape, but the path to Beardmore Street only gets worse as it goes on!

Access to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath over the lifting bridge at Farm Road.

A sign for the Forth & Clyde Canal pointing the wrong way. The canal can be reached via Farm Road heading into the distance on the right.

Signage for the Forth & Clyde Canal at Farm Road.

'Keep Clear' but no clear cycle access to the crossings at the Dumbarton Road/Mountblow Road junction. Farm Road off to the right leads to the Forth & Clyde Canal, although Dumbarton Road ahead is the most direct route to the town centre.

Dumbarton Road has service roads in front of the houses most of the way between Western Isles Road and Mountblow Road. It wouldn't take the earth to create a cycle link between Old Dalnottar Road (see #107093) and here to form a quietway on ... [more]

No path from the small park to the pedestrian crossing on Western Isles Road.

The walking route from Old Dalnottar Road to Dumbarton Road (on the same alignment) involves use of this pedestrian crossing on Western Isles Road, some way from the roundabout, and on a road layout that does not impede fast driving.

Only pedestrian access from Old Dalnottar Road to Dumbarton Road, and even that is via a pedestrian crossing off to the left at #107094.

A road closure with bollards and dropped kerbs on Old Dalnottar Road.

A choice of routes to Glasgow, and a map. It just needs a 'You Are Here' arrow.

The cycle counter in Clydebank hasn't been working the last few times I've passed.

Canalside signage in Clydebank.

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