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A path from Dykebar Hospital over to Strathcarron Road.

A simple and unobstructed crossing at Morton Avenue.

Routes NCN7 and NCN75 have been restored to the direct route at Hawkhead Hospital after a diversion lasting several years.

Route signage on route NCN7 and NCN75 together should not have brackets around the '75'.

The previous barriers have been removed from end of the path to Ben Nevis Road (see #90312).

The previous barriers have been removed from the path alongside Ben Nevis Road.

Tree root damage on the path alongside Ben Nevis Road.

Tree root damage on the path alongside Ben Nevis Road.

An awkward piece of path at the entrance to the park at the end of Ben Nevis Road. The combination of vertical and horizontal alignment, and the normally closed gate, make this tricky to cycle. It also doesn't seem to be easy for van driver ... [more]

A gate on NCN7 near the park at the end of Ben Nevis Road. Sometimes it is open, sometimes it is shut.

Surface repairs to NCN7 alongside the White Cart Water.

The A726 dual carriageway between Dykebar and the Hurlet.

The A726 dual carriageway has a continuous footway from the edge of Paisley to the Hurlet and beyond, which could be upgraded to shared-use standard for those that need to use it.

The lack of cycle facilities on the A726 could be addressed by a modest upgrade of the existing footway to shared-use standards. Note that the dropped kerb crossing on the far side of the roundabout has been completed blocked for pedestr ... [more]

The dropped-kerb pedestrian crossing across Hurlet Road, near the roundabout for Grahamston Road.

No cycle facilities on the busy Grahamston Road, outside Dykebar Hospital.

An old speed limit sign on the path from Strathcarron Drive to Dykebar Hospital.

A very poor surface on the path from Strathcarron Drive to Dykebar Hospital.

A very poor surface on the path from Dykebar Hospital to Strathcarron Drive, with raised edges creating a trip hazard and hazard for bike tyres.

Path connecting Strathcarron Drive to Dykebar Hospital.

Chicane barrier on path from Strathcarron Drive to Hurlet Road, even though there is pedestrian guard railing across the end preventing access to the road.

Damage to pedestrian guard railing on Hurlet Road.

A pedestrian crossing across Hurlet Road, linking Ben Nevis Road to the path to Glenapp Avenue for pedestrians.

No easy way across Hurlet Road from Ben Nevis Road to the path to Strathcarron Drive.

The end of the protected cycle track over the Erskine Bridge. The choice is going down the ramp to the main road below, or continuing through the former toll plaza to get to the same place via the slip-road and roundabout. But no dropped ke ... [more]

The cycle track and walkway on one side of the Erskine Bridge has been closed, but I didn't see any signage to that effect at the bottom of the ramp.

I'd conclude that Shilton Lane's status as a 'No Through Road' is the correct one.

The end of the overgrown section of Shilton Lane. The northern section is the access to various properties.

It's hard to believe that this is right alongside the M898 motorway. The most intense vegetation is just ahead, and includes nettles.

The middle section of Shilton Lane is somewhat overgrown. This could be replaced by a path.

The southern section of Shilton Lane is a track leading to various properties and a farm.

Is it really so bad to cycle on the footway of Old Greenock Road between Bishopton and Erskine? This couple appeared out of Shilton Lane just as I approached, giving me hope that it could be used as a through route.

The start of the cycle facilities at the Barrangary Roundabout on the A8 near Bishopton.

The end of the cycle facilities at the Barrangary Roundabout, and the merge back onto the A8 carriageway, heading towards Bishopton.

The A8 carriageway shut at the Barrangary Roundabout for various works. The roadworks on the Bishopton side were passable with care for pedestrians and cyclists.

The shared-use footway from Dargavel approaching the Barrangary Roundabout. The A8 currently doesn't have any cycle infrastructure on it in either direction from here. Although the sign says 'road on right closed', the road to the left w ... [more]

A shared-use footway along one side of Barrangary Road, connecting Dargavel to the A8.

A shared-use footway along one side of Barrangary Road. Strictly speaking, there shouldn't be 30mph signs here since the road has street lighting.

Forge Crescent meets Barrangary Road. You just have to know that the cycling provision is on the footway to the left and right, and to get onto it at the toucan crossing just beyond the Advance Stop Line.

The soggy path meets the road network but there is a concrete edging strip sticking up. Uncomfortable to cycle over, and a tripping hazard for walkers.

The path has no connection to Barrangary Road, but instead curves around and the first connection with the road network is at Forge Crescent.

A short path off from the main path to a cannon. This area used to be home to the Bishopton Royal Ordnance Factory.

After a brief piece of asphalt at the railway access point, the path reverts to a soggy soft surface for the unexpectedly steep climb.

A newly built soggy wet path alongside the railway in the southern part of Dargavel.

A soggy wet path to Bishopton station from the new housing development. All of the roads have asphalt or paved surfaces, so why this for the main path?

A soggy wet path from Bishopton station to southern Dargavel.

Clear access to the path to the southern part of Dargavel, but why does the asphalt not continue?

One of two sets of double-deck cycle parking stands at Bishopton station, this one in the car park on the southwest side of the line.

Bike lockers at Glasgow Intl Airport. Secure with own lock

Bike lockers at Glasgow Intl Airport. Secure with own lock

One of the traffic signals has been demolished so now people have to cross the busy A760 unaided.

These barriers on the NCN7/75 look brand new and contravene @sustrans guidance on access controls: https://t.co/fR4xOMAmRt https://t.co/fNQV15dMJi

Other than the barriers in #87543, a good job has been made of the replacement footbridge at Hillington.

Slalom at each end of ramps to new Hillington footbridge.

Think I interrupted a dance off between these bollards... https://t.co/mZ9zk2HLwA Similar in Cambridge see: #9156

Could make a bus stop bypass here... Or home for a cup of tea? At Braehead, Glasgow. https://t.co/K0iXbWqoxl

Ramp down to cycle path at Paisley Canal station, but no dropped kerb on Causeyside Street.

An anti-cycling barrier in alleyway from Saucel Crescent, despite the continuous railing across the entrance on the road outside.

A segregated cycle lane at Saucel Street that doesn't connect up with the main road (behind camera).

Painted cycle lane that fades out, and is invaded by motorists.

Faded footway cycle route (which only goes around the corner and into the supermarket) starts without a dropped kerb, and faded on-road cycle lane.

Narrow lanes on Lonend and a sign with the destination of "National Cycle Route (7, 75)"

A piece of cycle lane that has survived.

Signs for cycle lanes on Bridge Street that were removed some time ago.

I'm not sure this should be like this!

Signed cycle route to Renfrewshire House, but it doesn't take the most direct route (see #79948).

Signed cycle route between Renfrewshire House and NCN7, crossing Causeyside Street.

Signed cycle route between Renfrewshire House and NCN7, via a cobbled back street.

The pedestrianised High Street in Paisley, which certain politicians seem intent on abolishing.

Route sign for cycling, at a mandatory right turn. The light on the mandatory turn sign isn't facing the right way, while above the light there appears to be some other equipment taped on. Across the road, a van is parked on the footway.

A 'Watch Your Speed' sign in a pedestrian precinct, where there are already speed humps!

Route sign in Gilmour Street. Just need to get around the railings on the footway.

Rather than continue the short distance to connect up with the cycle path from Lochwinnoch station to the village, the roundabout-avoiding cycle path just gives up with a dropped kerb and a lit 'End of Route' sign. The footway gets so narro ... [more]

Poor quality roundabout-avoiding facility on the A737 at Roadhead Roundabout.

Riverfront walkway in Erskine, looking towards Clydebank.

Some random cycle parking in Erskine.

No horse riding!

The path alongside the roadway continues through to Irvine Drive.

Cycle parking at the On-X leisure centre in Linwood. Only a single scooter present today. Access at this end appears to be across the grass. Only the other end has asphalt.

This gate fully blocks the carriageway and no by-pass has been created to allow cycles into the grounds of the leisure centre, expecting all vehicular visitors to use the other gate further down the road.

Faded painted cycle lanes on Ferguslie Park Avenue. There's parked cars in them further around.

A ramp and steps up to the Greenock Road toucan crossing.

Ramp up to toucan crossing across Greenock Road. This appeared to be the last route sign before reaching the edge of Linwood.

Ridiculously small route sign hidden behind planters at entrance to playing fields.

The only sign that indicates that the cycle route is on the footway, and these two didn't realise that the route went straight on here rather than following the road around the bend.

This shared-use footway is far too narrow, but space on road wasted with hatching! No dropped kerb for crossing side street either.

This appears to be the point where cyclists should join the footway, but there are cars obstructing it, as well as the painted cycle lanes.

The kerbside painted cycle lanes on Russell Street are totally obstructed by parked cars.

Faded painted cycle lane on residential street, with an even more faded Disabled parking bay in the middle.

Route sign for Glasgow Airport facing the wrong way.

The replacement for the damaged Hillington Footbridge is still not in place. It's meant to be opening this month! http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/project/m8-hillington-footbridge-replacement UPDATE: This timelapse sequence shows t ... [more]

6 bikes at Bishopton station last night. None of them mine. A record! http://t.co/6Caj0DP1jW

Beautiful example of filtered permeability in Erskine. Road connects river path to local supermarket. http://t.co/KEiQTygoyG

This is a new road (2013) leading to the entrance of the new Dargavel housing estate. Unfortunately, only a shared use pavement has been provided.

This is a new (built around 2013) roundabout. There's some completely useless cycling infra around it. Here, the cycle path ends and people cycling must merge back onto the main road (40mph limit).

This is a new (built around 2013) roundabout. There's some completely useless cycling infra around it. Here, the cycle path turns into shared use.

This is a new (built around 2013) roundabout. There's some completely useless cycling infra around it. Here, cyclists are taken off the road to avoid the roundabout.

Lifting bikes over a locked gate on Core Path LIN/9. The gap at the side was only wide enough for slim pedestrians.

A route sign on the signed path from Glasgow Airport to Inchinnan Business Park

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