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The cycle path goes off towards a very overgrown path to Glasgow Airport with no dropped kerb or easy way to rejoin the A726 to St James' Interchange.

There presumably should be a route sign on this post for the Glasgow Airport to Inchinnan Business Park route.

I'm sure whoever put the sign up had a good laugh at work that day.

Pretty sure this was never suitable for a cycle path.

More of the high quality infrastructure linking the Inchinnan Business Park and Glasgow Airport.

Shared use path on the right. Notice the small 'cycle path' on the left, presumably so cyclists can join the shared use path. Unfortunately there's no dropped kerb on the shared use path and the location is just at a bend on a 40mph roa ... [more]

This is the marked cycle route from Inchinnan Business Park to Glasgow Airport. The Shared Use path has no marked priority over a side road, with a 'cyclists dismount' sign used.

Cyclists Dismount sign as the cycle path through Glasgow Airport gives up.

Sign facing the wrong direction (the 'cycle facility at the roundabout is itself inadequate). Part of the so-called Airport Cycle Route at Glasgow Airport.

Absolutely useless sign at Glasgow Airport

This appears to be part of the route from the Inchinnan Swing Bridge to Porterfield Road. There are a few different paths, none of which is properly signed, none of which is of any quality.

Poor to start with, absolutely awful with no maintenance. This is on the marked cycle/pedestrian route from the Inchinnan Swing Bridge to Porterfield Road (Renfrew)

Just to prove that the photos taken along this road are actually on a cycling route.

Pointless barriers, no maintenance, no social safety. On a marked route between Porterfield Road and the Inchinnan Swing Bridge.

Poor sightlines, narrow and twisted route around traffic signal pole, and being told to dismount. Cheap and nasty cycle route in Paisley.

A shared-use footway in Paisley, complete with sign posts

The cycleway alongside Ben Nevis Road, and the gate into the park beyond, on NCN7 and NCN75

Inadequate cycle parking at country park visitors centre cafe.

This used to be a straight across toucan crossing. Now it's an obstacle course over a split toucan at the side of the supermarket road junction.

One of Renfrewshire's beautiful cycle paths. Designed to be used to cross the road and onto the shared use path which begins on the other side. Awful surface and full of litter.

Cyclists are directed off the carriageway onto a shared-use segregated footway to go around the roundabout

No need to 'Beware of cycles' on the left arm of the roundabout, which cyclists are directed to cross at #52889

Pinchpoint on Glasgow Airport cycle route

'Traffic calmed area' - Really? In what way? This must be a very important sign, since it has been provided with a light!

I was about to categorise this as 'good practice' but then noticed the sign appears to show that the 'Airport Cycle Route' goes straight on while NCR (National Cash Register?), Town Centre and Railway Station are to the left.

Are cyclists meant to cycle through the hatching?

Poor cycle route design at bus stop

Large signs, but most of the Glasgow Airport cycle route is just along the main road

Route sign with small print explaining how to traverse the "cycle route" since it isn't obvious, due to poor design

Signing #fail with cycle route signed through road where vehicles are prohibited except for access to properties on that road. The new path goes as far as the equestrian centre.

'No Vehicles Except for Access' sign prohibiting through use of this section of Old Greenock Road by cyclists. Must go via A8 instead.

A shared-use footway alongside new road serving Dargavel housing development near Bishopton

'No Vehicles Except for Access' prohibiting through use of this section of Old Greenock Road by cyclists.

Road closure on Old Greenock Road, with plenty of space for cycles, but see #52442

To the left, 30 secs away is Paisley Canal station. Steep hill down so need to brake.

A737 queued back May 2013

Shared use footway route crossing car-park entrance, with none of the signage or 'give way' markings or found at other crossings

Junction sign at Hillington Park. There is no indication as to whether the route to Penilee is on the footway (like the route in the opposite direction) or not. There are no 'shared use' signs anywhere further along the road.

Dropped kerb needed to allow cyclists through between Merlin Way parking area and Netherhill Road

Dropped kerb needed at entrance to Cockleshill Park

Line-segregated shared-use footway in Hillington Park, with Give Way markings at unused road-mouth

Line-segregated shared-use footway in Hillington Park. The route switches sides ahead (see #47473) but this raised junction traffic calming would make a better location to cross, since motor traffic slows down here.

Shared-use footway switches sides, close to roundabout, but why not cross at the raised junction traffic calming (see #47474) a short distance along the road, where cars are slowing down?

Shared-use footway switches sides, close to roundabout

Shared-use footway in Hillington Park

Footbridge across M8 motorway, linking Hillington and Renfrew, is stepped, but has wheeling ramps. UPDATE June 2014: This footbridge is going to be replaced by an accessible ramped footbridge built adjacent to the existing structure.

Wheeling ramp on motorway footbridge steps. UPDATE June 2014: This footbridge is going to be replaced by an accessible ramped footbridge built adjacent to the existing structure.

Temporary repair to motorway footbridge that was hit by an overheight vehicle! UPDATE June 2014: This footbridge is going to be replaced by an accessible ramped footbridge built adjacent to the existing structure.

Wheel-twister cycle parking stands at miniature railway in Barshaw Park

Worn out cycle markings and poor drainage on path in Barshaw Park, at level crossing with miniature railway

Worn out cycle markings on path in Barshaw Park

Worn out cycle markings on path in Barshaw Park

"Change is moving up a gear - Watch out for the exciting changes at Hillington Park!" - promotional sign next to a shared-use footway.

Route sign for Glasgow Airport cycle route hidden in amongst bus layby street furniture.

Cycle parking next to vandalised street furniture

Cycle parking outside supermarket and shopping centre.

Cyclists have not been considered in the revised road layout. These traffic signals have been installed without any provision being made for the cycle route, possibly because there wasn't any special provision before the junction was signal ... [more]

The two-way cycle track used to be protected by bollards, but they've been removed, leaving cyclists cycling into on-coming traffic with no separation. The road markings are badly worn, so there is little to tell motorists to stay off this ... [more]

The two-way cycle track is not linked into the junction, it just ends and cyclists have to find their own way across. None of the crossings are toucan crossings and the road is one-way.

Random start to pavement cycle track along Mossland Drive, with no dropped kerb at start. The adjoining Hillington Road is a far busier road and has no cycle facilities, not even at the motorway junction.

Relics Location: , Kilbarchan (Scotland, United Kingdom) The old station platform at Kilbarchan. I liked when stations and other railway fixtures were still in evidence.

2009-07-05 003 River Gryfe, Bridge of Weir

New anti-climb fencing being installed on Erskine Bridge. Cycle track on opposite side has become two-way temporarily while work is being undertaken.

Footway cycle route and toucan crossing on King's Inch Drive, near IKEA store

Narrow path linking to riverside promenade near Braehead Shopping Centre - quite a contrast from #30585

Link from Braehead Shopping Centre to riverside promenade

Close-up of unusual cycle parking at Braehead Shopping Centre (see #30582)

Unusual cycle parking at Braehead Shopping Centre (see close-up at #30583)

Cycle track approaching the Erskine Bridge

Former Erskine Bridge access path blocked by fence at new garden centre. All access is now from the bus layby on the main road where there isn't even a dropped kerb.

Slippery surface sign at former railway bridge entering Bridge of Weir

Signs and sculpture at junction of NCN 7 and 75 near Johnstone.

The 16 milepost on NCN 75. One of the dogs. There is one on each side of the path.

NCN 75 in Bridge of Weir. There is a piece of railway themed art every mile on the cycle track. Note the neds contribution at the bottom.

"Lorries prohibited from this road". The bollards help enforce this!

Give Way to a fence! It would be more appropriate to put the Give Way in at the road crossing, which is closer to a blind corner off to the left.

Paisley to Barrhead cycle path, leaving Paisley. Not sure what the Give Way is about.

Not the end of the route. The route continues on the other side of the road.

Current end of Paisley to Barrhead cycle path. Handy for the bus stop. Roughly midway between Paisley and Barrhead. UPDATE June 2014: The path to Barrhead has now opened. http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5142 htt ... [more]

Cycle parking in Lochwinnoch

rolling Sustrans route Location: , Johnstone (Scotland, United Kingdom)

New Renfrew-Yoker ferry: only room for a couple of bikes. www.clydelink.co.uk

DSC00097 Looking west on the A761, Ferguslie

The A761 (Ferguslie) near Ashview (the old John Neilson high school).

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