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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.

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.

A poor surface on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at Whitecrook.

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

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