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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.

Signage for the Forth & Clyde Canal, and a dropped kerb to aid access.

Signage to the Forth & Clyde Canal outside the now closed Playdrome in Clydebank town centre, but no sign of any cycle parking.

A barrier at the entrance to The Saltings local nature reserve from the car park. There is another barrier further along the path, between The Saltings and Donald's Quay.

Bowling Basin at the end of the Forth & Clyde Canal. A few bikes tied up near boats, and some empty stands around the place.

A poor quality path, with a hump, at a crossing with a track at Dalnottar.

A rather uninviting entrance to the Thomas Wood Path at Duntocher.

The view from Bowling Basin over the Clyde towards Erskine Bridge . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_and_Clyde_Canal

Cycle path intersects main road

A poor surface on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath between Yoker and Whitecrook. UPDATE: This has been addressed with surface dressing, see #173559.

A poor surface on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at Whitecrook. UPDATE: This has since been addressed with surface dressing, see #173560.

A high kerb across the end of the path to NCN754 Forth & Clyde Canal.

Poorly maintained signage in Whitecrook.

Signs (pedestrian or cycle?) for Whitecrook Park and the Forth & Clyde Canal. The sign for Whitecrook Park should be pointing along North Elgin Street (behind the camera). The next turn going towards the canal didn't have a sign.

Footbridge with stepped ramps across railway line.

Cycle parking stands at Farmfoods. It looks like one of the stands has gone missing. There are more stands over the far side of the car park.

NCN7 Loch Lomond cycle path at Dock Street crossing.

You need a lot of patience to cross the road in Milton. Crossing the A82 from Milton Brae to get to the NCN7 cycle path.

Overtoun House, at the top of a fairly steeply graded asphalt path from Dumbarton.

The A-frame on the path to Overtoun House was just wide enough for my handlebars.

Room for some cycle parking.

Cycle parking at Dumbarton Castle.

Dumbarton Castle, and the small park next to the River Clyde.

There used to be direction signs at this path junction. Now just this! A brown sign cycle route to Dumbarton Castle starts here, going left, but there is no longer a sign here to let people know about it. Various signed walking routes al ... [more]

A barrier at Clyde St, set back from the path entrance.

Genius https://t.co/rKMaJkTbOR

Approaching Erskine Ferry Road

Counting Cyclists

Extremely poorly sited cycle parking at Clydebank ASDA. A combination of shelter, bollard and a car being parked in the space in the foreground made my bike difficult to retrieve when I returned from the supermarket.

Dropped kerbs would be useful either end of this path between Clydebank Business Park and Singer Road.

The signed cycle route to the council offices uses the path across the Meadow. A pity the dropped kerb doesn't align with the path.

Apparently the council thinks this makes a cycle route!

The cycle routes from the council offices to Dumbarton's two railway stations appear to cross the A82 on this split pedestrian crossing, and use the narrow footway on the far side. No attempt has been made to actually provide a proper cycle ... [more]

A random white line beside the A82. Is this meant to be a cycleway? It doesn't appear to connect to anything.

A couple of underpasses with a cycleway and footway connect Bellsmyre to the rest of Dumbarton, passing beneath the A82 and Stirling Road.

A couple of underpasses with a cycleway and footway connect Bellsmyre to the rest of Dumbarton, passing beneath Stirling Road and the A82. A pity the panel of railing couldn't be replaced by a pair of bollards.

Path from Gooseholm Road reaches Glenfinnan Drive.

Filtered permeability of a sort, with shared-use path linking two sections of the housing development, while preventing through use by motor vehicles.

Shared-use footway starts without a dropped kerb. Never mind, it's fairly pointless and it can be joined at a junction further on for the more useful part (see #79992).

Some strange markings on the footway either end of a bus stop in Townend Road.

A route sign for the Council Offices cycle route, and some other signs that faded out.

The shared-use path across the Meadow in Dumbarton is part of a signed cycle route to the council offices.

Rather than taking the obvious route to the Forth & Clyde Canal adjacent to Duntreath Avenue, the signage indicates a route via Strauss Avenue, although I wasn't sure where it went after that, possibly onto Kirkwood Avenue and the lifting b ... [more]

Route sign on the Clydebank North Circular cycle route alongside the A82.

Gates have been built across the track, but someone has tied the small gate open to allow non-motorised users through.

Spot the mobile phone mast!

The A-frame at the end of the Thomas Wood Path is too narrow for the handlebars on my new bike.

The Thomas Wood Path to Duntocher is part of the Clyde Coastal Path.

A shiny new kissing gate on the Clyde Coastal Path. The kissing gate is very narrow and has a latch making it extremely difficult to negotiate with a bike.

Gates across the track. This section of the Clyde Coastal Path isn't suitable for cycling. Indeed walking on this muddy and sometimes flooded track isn't ideal, and people have cut across part of the field to avoid the track.

Lots of signs at this junction on the Clyde Coastal Path. I can't help wondering if the blank section on the directions signs was meant for a Clyde Coastal Path logo, to save having duplicate signs.

Perhaps the speed limit here needs to be reviewed, as well as the car parking arrangements beyond the junction.

Local direction signage but none for the Clyde Coastal Path.

Signage for the Clyde Coastal Path as well as for local directions.

The Clyde Coastal Path around the pitches near Kilpatrick station

Directions sign at the end of the Erskine Bridge cycle track, with Clyde Coastal Path signs below.

Stepped access to Kilpatrick station near the Erskine Bridge, but no mention of a step-free route on the sign.

A path junction near the Erskine Bridge. The path to the right goes under the end of the bridge.

One of the hairpin bends in the cycle path up to the cycle track on the Erksine Bridge.

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, at the Erskine Bridge end of the route, where it meets the existing cycle path between the A814 and the cycle track on the bridge. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/r ... [more]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, where the path meets the existing cycle path at the end of the Erskine Bridge. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking- ... [more]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82. The old narrow path looks pretty rubbish next to the beautifully manicured road surface. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safet ... [more]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, on the narrow section of path near the Erskine Bridge. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, but this next section of path is very narrow and there's no evidence of any work to widen it. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road- ... [more]

Old school variable message sign on A82 approaching Erskine Bridge junction

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82 www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, but no sign of any widening at this unnecessarily constrained bus stop site. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cy ... [more]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, at the Auchentoshan Distillery entrance. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, at the Mountblow Road crossing. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, at the Mountblow Road junction. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82 www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

A path linking to the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82. This residential driveway crossing has a dropped kerb across only part of the width of the shared footway/cycleway. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-tr ... [more]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, with some rough kerbs at electricity substation entrance crossing. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, at ramp from footbridge at Duntocher. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, at bus stop in the Oceanfield sliplane. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

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]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, approaching the bridge over the Duntocher Burn. The fence on the left has largely collapsed, which may explain the white edging line. www.west-dunbarton.gov.u ... [more]

The path connecting Glenhead Road and Great Western Road.

The connection to Glenhead Road is by means of the steps.

A rough and in places steep path between Parkhall and Dalmuir in Clydebank.

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82. The path on the right connects to Glenhead Road via a short flight of steps (see #64804), and continues down past the golf course to Littleholm Place. www. ... [more]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82 www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82, at a minimalist bus stop. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82. Access from this footbridge is via the stepped ramp shown in #64798. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling ... [more]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82. Access to the cycleway from Milton Mains Road and Glenhead Road is by means of a stepped ramp. The footbridge ramp ends onto Glenhead Road so this affects tho ... [more]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82. But parked cars may block the path at this car dealership. www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82 www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/roads-parking-travel/road-safety/road-safety-walking-cycling/

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82. The existing cycle facilities at the Kilbowie Roundabout require cyclists to rejoin the carriageway after the roundabout, but the footway straight ahead here is ... [more]

Work underway on creating the Clydebank North Circular Link alongside the A82. At the Kilbowie Roundabout the existing cycle facilities allow cyclists to use line-segregated shared footway and toucan crossings around the roundabout before r ... [more]

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