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All photos in & around Dunbartonshire

Showing items 1 to 100 from total of 274 items. Ordered by photo # descending.

Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
175883Photo #175883The new Bowline railway path, with steps and a ramp up from the canalside.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175882Photo #175882Amongst the shop units under the Bowline path are a café and a bike shop.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
175881Photo #175881The refurbished former railway bridge over the Forth & Clyde Canal is now part of the Bowline path.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175880Photo #175880A ramp and steps connect the canal towpath to the Bowline path.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175836Photo #175836The pedestrian crossing on the former route of NCN7, now bypassed by the Bowline path.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
175835Photo #175835A direction sign for the Forth & Clyde Canal in Bowling, with a pointed end even though it is on the approach to the actual junction. The pedestrian crossing used to be part of NCN7, until the cycle route was rerouted via the Bowline path.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
175834Photo #175834The revitalised former railway bridge across Dumbarton Road in Bowling, now part of the Bowline project.Road environment:
Good practice
road
175833Photo #175833Ramp to Manse Road, Bowling.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
175832Photo #175832Off-ramp to Manse Road in Bowling.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
175831Photo #175831The new Bowline path diverges from the Loch Lomond cycle path, with the original route into the park still available. NCN7 is now signed over the new route.Route sign:
Good practice
routesigns
175819Photo #175819The new Bowline path merges with the original Loch Lomond cycle path.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175818Photo #175818The final bridge on the Bowline route is over Dumbarton Road.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175817Photo #175817The Bowline viaduct has various information boards.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175816Photo #175816The Bowline bridge across the Forth & Clyde Canal.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175815Photo #175815The start of the Bowline viaduct. Steps and a ramp connect the path to the canal towpath off to the right.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175814Photo #175814The Bowline path approaching Bowling.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175813Photo #175813The Bowline path, heading towards Bowling.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175812Photo #175812The route sign at the Bowline junction, east of Bowling. NCN7 is now signed via the new Bowline route, while NCN754 continues along the canal towpath. In the Clydebank direction, NCN7 is incorrectly shown in brackets.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
175811Photo #175811A choice of routes approaching Bowling.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
175067Photo #175067BMX 2

Some aerial action from the Scottish BMX Open Championships in Clydebank
Destination:
Good practice
destinations
175060Photo #175060The plastic bollard at the entrance to the cycle path at Dock Street has gone missing.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
175059Photo #175059A direction sign for the cycle parking at the Golden Jubilee Hospital on the riverside path. The cycle parking has moved due to building work, and has been replaced by a number of double deck units.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
175058Photo #175058A direction sign for the canal access that has completely faded out at the roundabout at the hospital western exit. The pedestrian crossing is also completely out on both sides.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
175057Photo #175057A broken sign on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at Dalmuir.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
175056Photo #175056It was interesting watching (from the other side of the junction) the differing strategies employed by drivers when confronted with traffic signals where both the red lights were faulty. The impatient ones assumed wrongly that the signals for the whole junction were out, and risked causing collisions by driving across the junction, and one driver waited until the traffic across the other side (which was sitting there stationary) started to move. The amber and green lights, and the signals on the other sides of the junction were functioning.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
175055Photo #175055Although the former steps connecting Milton Mains Road and Glenhead Road to the Great Western Road shared footway have been replaced by a ramp (as seen in #107326), at the other end the nearest dropped kerb (just out of the picture) assumes everyone will be heading south and not west.Road environment:
Problem
road
175054Photo #175054Lots of signs for drivers, some with posts in the shared footway/cycleway.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
175053Photo #175053No crossing from shared footway/cycleway to sports facilities across the road.Road environment:
Problem
road
173566Photo #173566The path around the back of the pitches at Whitecrook Park is not surfaced, but leads to an entrance on North Elgin Street.Track:
Infrastructure
track
173565Photo #173565Cycle parking at the entrance to Whitecrook Park, but a metal maze to get through to get to it, unless you go around the end of the fence.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
173564Photo #173564There are some tightly spaced cycle parking stands next to the entrance door, in addition to those in #173563, and some bikes were visible inside the doorway.

Despite there being parking spaces on the opposite side of the road, this driver has decided to block the footway at the bus stop by parking at the most inconvenient place possible.
Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
173563Photo #173563The canal path access next to the Centre81 community centre is now opened. There are steps and a hair-pin bend ramp. The community centre also has some cycle parking.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
173562Photo #173562Surface dressing has been applied to the canal towpath between Yoker and Clydebank.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173561Photo #173561Surface dressing has been applied to the canal towpath between Yoker and Clydebank.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173560Photo #173560Surface dressing has been applied to the canal towpath between Yoker and Clydebank.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173559Photo #173559Surface dressing has been applied to the canal towpath between Yoker and Clydebank.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173558Photo #173558Surface dressing has been applied to the canal towpath between Yoker and Clydebank.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
173021Photo #173021Dock Street Clydebank, NCN 7 where it crosses a street, I wonder if it could be made more clear the path crosses here 🤔 Sight lines a major issue here with parked cars, for a path used by all age groups walk/wheeling with heavy vehicles using the Rd for access to the left. t.co/wBFOZCBLB4Car storage:
Problem
carstorage
172440Photo #172440The West Street access point to the Forth & Clyde Canal could use a dropped kerb.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
172439Photo #172439A new canal towpath access point has been created at the Centre81 community centre in Whitecrook.

UPDATE: Now open.
Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
172438Photo #172438A 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.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
172437Photo #172437Paths on both sides of the canal at Linnvale have bumpy surfaces.Track:
Problem
track
172436Photo #172436The 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.Track:
Problem
track
171948Photo #171948West 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.Road environment:
Problem
road
171947Photo #171947The 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 to and from the various attractions across the canal.Temporary closure:
Event
closure
170784Photo #170784The riverside path is separated from the car park by rising bollards, although they hadn't been deployed at the time of my visit.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
170783Photo #170783The riverside path outside the Clydebank Leisure Centre.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
170782Photo #170782Cycle parking outside the Clydebank Leisure Centre.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
170781Photo #170781The Titan Crane in Clydebank, and access to the new riverside path to the right.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
170780Photo #170780Cycle parking at the western end of the riverside path in Dalmuir. The path does not connect into the hospital grounds ahead.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
170634Photo #170634The 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.Road environment:
Problem
road
170631Photo #170631An 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.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
170629Photo #170629A dropped kerb is still required at both ends of the path connecting the Clydebank Business Park and Singer Road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
167662Photo #167662NCN7 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, but I don't think anything more than a toucan crossing is planned.

The space to each side of the barrier is less than desirable, but I guess the barrier will be going when the new road is built.
Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167659Photo #167659Traffic filtering on NCN7. This separates a small residential area from the industrial estate.Road environment:
Good practice
road
167658Photo #167658The 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.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
167654Photo #167654The 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.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167653Photo #167653A new riverside path, next to the Titan crane in Clydebank. At present, it is a dead end path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167651Photo #167651A 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.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
167649Photo #167649A 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.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167647Photo #167647A 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 unlikely to see much demand for cycle parking.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
167643Photo #167643A poorly designed corner on junction at Cable Depot Road. The verge and tactile paving is being run over by vehicular traffic.Road environment:
Problem
road
167641Photo #167641A 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.

The road has numerous speed humps, but unless there is some form of traffic filtering, has potential to become a rat run. No cycle facilities were noted.
Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
167640Photo #167640A 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.Road environment:
Event
road
167639Photo #167639Work outside Clydebank Town Hall. No sign yet of the cycle lanes shown in the artist's impression. www.scottishconstructionnow.com/article/4-3m-project-to-transform-clydebanks-town-centre-linksRoadworks:
Event
roadworks
125615Photo #125615Very obstructive bar accross cycle path - would be better to have a single post in the centre of the pathCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
125610Photo #125610This underpass could be a safer route from the south side of the train track to the North side, meaning cycling to the High School would be safer that than using Duntocher Road but there are stepsCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
125606Photo #125606Wider path for cyclingCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118385Photo #118385Safe crossing point established to prevent cycleway being blocked bus buses and lorries parking up.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118384Photo #118384Poor surface area at junction. Kerb drop down is often blocked by cars/vans using the burger vanCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118382Photo #118382Improve cycling links in West DunbartonshireCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118379Photo #118379Road is wide enough to have a segregated cycle path to allow better access to the school for pupilsCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118296Photo #118296Needs a cycle path to encourage High students to cycle and stay off public and driven transportCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118294Photo #118294Needs a cycle path to encourage High students to cycle and stay off public and driven transportCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118290Photo #118290Dreadful surface on canal pathCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118289Photo #118289Wide road that could easily have a cycle path connecting to the two high schoolsCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118287Photo #118287Wide road that could easily have a cycle path connecting to the two high schoolsCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
118285Photo #118285Wide road that could easily have a cycle path connecting to the two high schoolsCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
109680Photo #109680The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath in Clydebank.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
109679Photo #109679Cycle parking at the staff entrance to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital. There is better cycle parking over by the car park at #107103.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
109678Photo #109678Boquhanran 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.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
109677Photo #109677An 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 that indicated by the sign, through the canal underpass.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
109676Photo #109676Roadworks 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.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
109675Photo #109675Signs 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 ramp.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
109674Photo #109674The access ramp from the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, but nothing on the signpost to say so.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
109666Photo #109666Since my last visit, a short section of wider path has been laid, but ends here.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
109665Photo #109665The north end of the Erskine Bridge.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107428Photo #107428The prohibited turn sign in Abbotsford Road doesn't exempt cycling, even though the sign in Chalmers Street says 'No Motor Vehicles'.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
107427Photo #107427Through 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 markings. Is cycling allowed here or not? 'No Motor Vehicles' says it is, 'No Vehicles' and 'Taxis Only' says it isn't.

Meanwhile, the 'No Motor Vehicles' sign on Chalmers Street has no exceptions, even though it is the main bus pick-up point in Clydebank.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
107426Photo #107426Through 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 markings. Is cycling allowed here or not? 'No Motor Vehicles' says it is, 'No Vehicles' and 'Taxis Only' says it isn't.
General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
107425Photo #107425The 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?General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
107424Photo #107424Hume 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.Road environment:
Good practice
road
107423Photo #107423The International Asbestos Memorial in Clydebank.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
107395Photo #107395The entrance to The Saltings nature reserve in Old Kilpatrick.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
107394Photo #107394A totem pole and information board at the entrance to The Saltings nature reserve.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
107393Photo #107393The barrier at The Saltings car park.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
107392Photo #107392Another barrier blocking the end of a bridge in The Saltings nature reserve. So I'll give this path a miss too.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
107391Photo #107391Information about The Saltings nature reserve.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
107390Photo #107390The Saltings nature reserve, next to the Erskine Bridge.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
107388Photo #107388The path from The Saltings to Donald's Quay, and some pedestrian congestion at the barrier seen in #107387.Track:
Infrastructure
track

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