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All photos in & around Falkirk

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Photo # Icon Photo Caption Categorisation
108714Photo #108714Cycle parking on the northbound platform at Larbert station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
108713Photo #108713Cycle parking next to the entrance to Larbert station.Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
108712Photo #108712Intermittent painted cycle lanes on the 40mph A88 Bellsdyke Road, a signed diversion route for the M876 motorway.Road environment:
Problem
road
108711Photo #108711Cycle parking and a pump at Larbert Library.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
108710Photo #108710A marker post for the HArTT cycle route.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108708Photo #108708Signage at the Kelpies, at the last proper bridge across this section of the canal.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108707Photo #108707Unfinished trenching work at the Kelpies Marina.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
108706Photo #108706Signage at the Kelpies Marina. The destinations across the canal can only be reached by crossing the lock gate in the background, or by going back to the bridge near the Kelpies car park.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108705Photo #108705Signage at the Kelpies Marina.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108704Photo #108704A last few twists and turns before the Kelpies.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108703Photo #108703Molehills in the asphalt?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108701Photo #108701Four ways, only two signposted, and a desire line becoming apparent.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108700Photo #108700Art in the woods.Destination:
Infrastructure
destinations
108699Photo #108699A marker post for the HArTT cycle route's right turn. The path ahead leads to a bridge across the River Carron, so I'd expect a little more signage at this junction.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108698Photo #108698Another 'End of Cycle Route' followed immediately by the continuation of the same cycle route. Slow for and give way to anyone with keys to the gate.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108697Photo #108697A HArTT marker post for a right turn.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108696Photo #108696A HArTT marker post.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108693Photo #108693A corrugated underpass for the HArTT path beneath New Carron Road, but with poor sightlines at this side.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108692Photo #108692Slow for a sodding gate post? Surely priority signs like those on the adjacent road would be more appropriate.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
108691Photo #108691Priority over oncoming vehicles for northbound traffic at the bridge over the River Carron, and narrow gaps for drainage and maybe cycling. The road is bypassed by the newer New Carron Road.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108690Photo #108690A barrier over the HArTT cycle path at Carron Road, and a diagonal crossing over to the next section of path.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
108689Photo #108689The HArTT cycle path runs alongside the River Carron, and under this old railway bridge.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108688Photo #108688The asphalt surface has ended as the HArTT cycle path nears the River Carron.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108687Photo #108687The HArTT path gets narrower, and starts twisting and turning.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108686Photo #108686The Forth & Clyde Canal and towpath looking east. The van at the locks was parked right across the path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108685Photo #108685A barrier at the Cumbernauld Road bridge and crossing on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath, but no asphalt for the bypass gap.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
108684Photo #108684The end of the cycle path from Cumbernauld Road and the Forth & Clyde Canal, but neither a dropped kerb to get onto the carriageway or a shared footway in either direction. Allandale to the left, Castlecary (and the quieter Walton Road to Abronhill) to the right.Road environment:
Problem
road
108676Photo #108676Signs in Bainsford. I can't think why Carron and Stenhousemuir are only for pedestrians, or why they didn't name the hospital. Imagine walking three and a quarter miles and it turns out to be the wrong one!

The single-sided HArTT cycle route signs are facing away from those joining the path at the junction.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108675Photo #108675Although the HArTT cycle path has been given a raised crossing (see #108674) and there is no road access across it, there are also no dropped kerbs to allow convenient access onto the cycle path for anyone living nearby. Some of the signs are also one-sided.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
108674Photo #108674As the road closure between Cotland Drive and Muirhead Avenue has been nicely placed where the HArTT cycle path passes through, it is a bit disappointing to see this 'give way' and lack of continuity on the cycle path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108673Photo #108673Pedestrian signage on the HArTT cycle path at Bainsford, although not actually at a junction.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108672Photo #108672Signage for the HArTT cycle route, in its usual tiny writing.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
108671Photo #108671Cycle parking at the Falkirk Wheel North Car Park. It is hard to imagine why anyone would park a bike here, some distance from the actual Falkirk Wheel and its visitors' centre, unless the canal towpath was extremely busy.

Road access to this location is via the A803/A883 roundabout, and a look at Google Streetview shows the shared-use footway ending at the roundabout rather than continuing anywhere useful. There is also some cycle parking at the Park'n'Ride car park adjacent to the roundabout.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
108670Photo #108670The shared-use path from the canal to the Falkirk Wheel North Car Park and continuing onwards to the Park'n'Ride car park at the A803/A883 roundabout.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108669Photo #108669An 'End of Cycle Route' sign on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath near the Falkirk Wheel, but which cycle route is it that ends here? NCN754 continues to Clydebank.

The ramp to the right leads to the Falkirk Wheel North Car Park.
Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
108668Photo #108668The Forth & Clyde Canal, with the Falkirk Wheel just out of sight off to the right.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108667Photo #108667The Forth & Clyde Canal towpath and garden at Bonnybridge.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
108666Photo #108666The swingbridge at Bonnybridge on the Forth & Clyde Canal.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108665Photo #108665An access ramp and a barrier (with a BMX style bypass) on the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
108659Photo #108659No dropped kerb at the start of the path on Garbett Place. No signage either, even though this is part of the HArTT cycle route.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108658Photo #108658If there was a flight of steps here before, it is now a ramp.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
108657Photo #108657The path from Camelon at Sunnyside Playing Fields. The path to Bainsford and Carronside is visible beyond the rugby pitch.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108656Photo #108656The path between Sunnyside Street and Sunnyside Playing Fields is a Right of Way.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
108655Photo #108655The path from Sunnyside Playing Fields arrives at Sunnyside Street, although it is a bit hidden from view from the road by the buildings.Track:
Infrastructure
track
108654Photo #108654An opportunity to create a cycle link between Abercrombie Street and Mansionhouse Road across the A803 Main Street in Camelon by upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing. Mansionhouse Road leads to the Forth & Clyde Canal.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108653Photo #108653An opportunity to create a cycle link between Mansionhouse Road and Abercrombie Street across the A803 (and with A9 traffic) Main Street in Camelon, by upgrading the existing pedestrian crossing and installing dropped kerbs outside Falkirk Sheriff Court.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
108652Photo #108652No dropped kerb on the path from Carmuirs Park football ground car park to Mansionhouse Road. Mansionhouse Road could be developed as a cycle link between the canal and Camelon.Track:
Problem
track
108651Photo #108651No properly dropped kerb at the steps and ramp (ramp out of sight to the right) up to the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath at the Carmuirs Park football ground car park.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
108650Photo #108650Anonymous off-ramp from the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to the Carmuirs Park football ground car park.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103474Photo #103474The HArTT cycle route goes down this steep slope to the Union Canal (see #101156). A new sensibly graded ramp has been built to the right (see #101153).Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103473Photo #103473The HArTT cycle route goes down this track from Slamannan Road to the Union Canal.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103472Photo #103472Signage for the HArTT cycle route on a bus stop on Slamannan Road.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103471Photo #103471Someone must have decided this layout was a good idea!Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103470Photo #103470The path towards Slamannan Road and Falkirk High station, with lighting columns placed so they do not obstruct the path.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
103469Photo #103469A new path for the HArTT cycle route, together with waymarker post.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103468Photo #103468Tiny route signage for the HArTT cycle route. Easy to miss at a turn.Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103467Photo #103467Barriers at Lionthorn Road crossing.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103466Photo #103466Once the path gets going, it is fine, until the next road crossing.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103465Photo #103465The nearest dropped kerb to the start of the path to Falkirk High station (see #103464) is on a very narrow section of footway, and together with the barriers makes for a needlessly awkward piece of cycling.Road environment:
Problem
road
103464Photo #103464A kerb and barriers across the start of the newly rebuilt path to Falkirk High station. There is a dropped kerb but it's off to the left (see #103465).Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103463Photo #103463The end of Hallglen Terrace and the start of the path through to the Glenburn Road underpass. See also #103233.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
103462Photo #103462Lack of permeability at the end of Parkhead Road in Hallglen. There is a similar step off to the left as well.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103424Photo #103424The end of the Hallglen cycle path at Hallglen Primary School.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103423Photo #103423As seen in #103422, the dropped kerb on the Glenburn Road toucan crossing does not cover the full width of the tactiles.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103422Photo #103422At toucan crossing across Glenburn Road, the dropped kerb covers only about half the width of the tactiles. See close-up view at #103423.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103421Photo #103421The Hallglen cycle path goes around a bus shelter in New Hallglen Road.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103420Photo #103420The Hallglen cycle path crosses the spinal path.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103419Photo #103419The start of around 300 metres of cycle path to Hallglen Primary School from Nevis Place. It crosses the spinal path which doesn't appear to be regarded as a path for cycling.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103418Photo #103418The underpass beneath New Hallglen Road on the spinal path through Hallglen could do with some TLC.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103417Photo #103417The spinal path through Hallglen.Track:
Good practice
track
103416Photo #103416The spinal path through Hallglen.Track:
Good practice
track
103415Photo #103415The eastern end of the step-free section of the spinal path right through the northern side of Hallglen.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
103233Photo #103233The path between the southeastern and southwestern parts of Hallglen. See also #103463.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
103232Photo #103232'No Motor Vehicles' over the rebuilt railway bridge at Hallglen, although they'd either have to fit through the underpass at #103230 or come down some steps!General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
103231Photo #103231The Glenburn Road underpass, near Beauly Court, could do with a bit of tidying up.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103230Photo #103230The step-free access continues, but only through the underpass. Other than that, the only other option is onto the carriageway at Beauly Court.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103228Photo #103228The step-free path through the southeastern part of Hallglen, the opposite end from #103227.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103227Photo #103227The step-free path across the southeastern part of Hallglen. Although many of the connections seem to have steps. See also #103228.Track:
Good practice
track
103226Photo #103226Land available for a step-free path across to New Hallglen Road and connections to the wider path network.Other:
Infrastructure
general
103225Photo #103225One of the few step-free connections to the main path through the southeastern part of Hallglen, linking to Glenburn Road.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103224Photo #103224The John Muir Way heads across to the Union Canal from New Hallglen Road.Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
103223Photo #103223The road towards Callendar Woods at New Hallglen Road.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103222Photo #103222The path from the Westquarter Glen meets up with New Hallglen Road. The nearest sign for the HArTT cycle route is at #102843.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
103221Photo #103221The path alongside the Westquarter Burn suddenly gets rather steep for the climb back up to New Hallglen Road. More like a mountain biking route than a local cycle network route!Track:
Problem
track
103220Photo #103220A new bridge over the Westquarter Burn for access to a new housing development. Imagine if that sort of money had been spent on the path!Track:
Infrastructure
track
103219Photo #103219A new bridge for access to a new housing development, crossing the Westquarter Burn and path.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103218Photo #103218The path alongside the Westquarter Burn.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103164Photo #103164End of the asphalt as the path heads towards the Westquarter Burn.Track:
Problem
track
103163Photo #103163A sign for the HArTT cycle route pointing towards Spinkhill (see #103160), but as the old railway bridge was removed (see #103161), a hair-pin bend path has been built up to New Hallglen Road to use its bridge instead. No indications whether cyclists should use the road or footway (see #103162).Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103162Photo #103162No signs for the HArTT cycle route at the busy Redding Road Roundabout, nor any suggestion that the footway may be shared use. Plenty of space, but just an ordinary narrow footway.Road environment:
Problem
road
103161Photo #103161A track that used to lead to a bridge that the HArTT cycle route used to cross the railway line. However, the bridge has been removed, leaving only the New Hallglen Road bridge to cross by.

The HArTT cycle route sign at #103163 can be seen across the railway line.
Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103160Photo #103160Tiny signs for the HArTT cycle route below another sign at Spinkhill. Are people really expected to notice these?Route sign:
Problem
routesigns
103091Photo #103091No through road, gated accessObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103086Photo #103086Signage for the HArTT cycle route on Spinkhill, directing cyclists going to the Helix and Kelpies through the Westquarter Glen.Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
103085Photo #103085Steps down into the Westquarter Glen. Maybe next time I'm in the area I'll explore the other options the HArTT cycle route could have taken.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103084Photo #103084More steps on the path through the Westquarter Glen.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103083Photo #103083Steps on the path through the Westquarter Glen. Not what you'd expect on a signed cycle route.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
103082Photo #103082A waterfall on the Westquarter Burn. A nice path for a walk, but there's a surprise for cyclists following the signed HArTT cycle route just around the next bend.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103081Photo #103081The path up the Westquarter Glen.Track:
Infrastructure
track
103080Photo #103080The path up the Westquarter Glen.Track:
Infrastructure
track

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