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Photo listing : cycleways

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This listing only shows photos within Edinburgh.
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After a torrent of protests the ban on cycling into Edinburgh Waverley station has been lifted - but there's a barrier to force dismounting at the bottom.

Temporary cycle routes during Edinburgh's Christmas market

Cycle link to housing development on former Scottish Water site

Short shared-use section allowing cyclists to bypass traffic lights.

Traffic-free route to Haymarket station

NCN1 by the railway and tramway west from Haymarket station

Cycle route (NCN1) crossing tram tracks at Haymarket station, Edinburgh

Very narrow cycle lane - obviously trams will just have to hang back and follow cyclists, but it's still terrifying just to see this.

I wonder if @forthroadbridge have plans to trim the bushes, as pedestrians can't keep to their side of the line.

New cycle path bridge over busy road

New shared use cycle path

all diversion signs removed, no works (today), everyone using full A90 route #proofofpudding @CyclingEdin @edintravel

Cycleway junction near Edinburgh Park station.

Cycleway tramway crossing on route 8.

The newly surfaced path through the Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park, at the turn-off for Gilmerton Dykes Street.

A newly surfaced path through the Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park

Toucan crossing across Craigmillar Castle Road

A cycle path in front of flats in Craigmillar Castle Road. While this bit is straight, it gets twisty further down the hill. Parked cars protrude into the cycle space.

The Innocent Railway Path approaching the Innocent Tunnel, with the path into Holyrood Park off to the left.

The John Muir Way turns left here, to join the Innocent Railway Path (NCN1).

Many of the bridges on the Union Canal towpath have poor sightlines along the path.

The Union Canal has quite a narrow towpath, requiring users to co-operate to pass each other, which disrupts things like being sociable. Imagine if car users had to travel single file!

Poor sightlines at bridges on the Union Canal - a common problem right along the canal's length.

The path from Cultins Road joins the Union Canal towpath, which is lit with LED catseyes at this point. No identification of the location is offered to canal users.

The official link between the Union Canal and Cultins Road, which has both a double yellow line and a white line across the dropped kerb.

Poor sightlines at Royal Mail depot (I could hear a lorry about to depart from behind the hedge) and irregular parking across a dropped kerb (although there is a second dropped kerb further round).

Poor quality shared-use footway and signage on the one-way section of Cultins Road.

Location of a chicane that has been removed, on the Innocent Railway Path.

The end of the George Street cycleway at St Andrew Square

The George Street cycleway, blocked ahead by a Festival event.

The George Street cycleway approaching the junction where it switches sides.

The George Street cycleway.

The George Street cycleway.

The George Street cycle track. To continue straight across the junction, one must go around the bestatued roundabout.

Cycle bypass for roundabout outside Sheriffhall Park & Ride.

Ramp up from Dublin Street to Queen St/York Place toucan crossings on NCN75

The view looking west along Edinburgh Family Network route 8, at the junction with the path to Saughton tram stop.

The junction of the Edinburgh Family Network route 8 and the path to Saughton tram stop. The white line on the main path has been erased for a short section. The toucan crossing across Saughton Road is arranged somewhat better than at Broom ... [more]

A shared-use footway with no separation from the carriageway, and just minimal warning outside tramstop.

A path under the railway line at Edinburgh Park station. There isn't really any reason why the steps connecting the path to the station couldn't have a ramp, removing the need for the detour via Lochside Crescent.

The sign says it's a cycle path, so why the right angled turn?

A path crossing and linking to the Blackhall and Telford Paths at Craigleith Quarry. Give Way markings have been provided on the main paths.

Path junction where the Roseburn Path (see #59015) splits into the Blackhall Path and the Telford Path. Another path crosses these, and Give Way markings have been put on the main paths.

Rumble strips on the approach to a path junction and crossings (see #59016)

Path junction near Balgreen tram stop

The cycleway alongside the tramway at Carrick Knowe

While including a cycle track alongside this section of the tramway is commendable, planting the lighting columns within the width of the path is not.

Lunchtime cycle Location: East Pilton, Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom) West Granton Road Underpass

Lit cycle path and sign, but no white line down the centre (see also #49598 around the corner)

This narrow footbridge over railway line has a choice of steps or ramp

Ramp down from tramway crossing (see #49593) to cycle path at roadside

Tramway crossing on main tramway cycle path, and ramp down to path alongside road (see also #49594)

The tramway goes over a flyover but the cycleway goes through an obstacle course at road crossing, to improve riders' skills presumably! UPDATE: See #56279 - now work has finished they've replaced the yellow bollard with a thinner black ... [more]

The tramway cycle path looks worn out and in need of resurfacing!

Bridge beneath railway line, leading to tramway cycle path

Barriers on both the path and the road

Multipurpose underpass beneath Edinburgh City Bypass, shared with the Gogar Burn

A tarmacked part of NCN76 in Dalmeny Estate

Colinton Dell Tunnel (13/365) [explored] Location: Colinton, City of Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom) Back down to earth with a bump after yesterday's 'Made Explore for the first time in years and got 40+ favourites' excitement. ... [more]

The Union Canal towpath through Wester Hailes is actually lit with streetlights

The Union Canal towpath has LED catseyes at the Edinburgh end (see also #33213)

Unusual traffic signals at Melville Drive road crossing

Rideable steps on one side of ramp up from Telfer Subway

Ramp bypassing steps incorporated into modern building, at Telfer Subway

Path to Telfer Subway on left

Clear marking of unspecified hazard in Roseburn Park

Unspecified hazard

Entrance to Roseburn Park

Cycle path on old railway trackbed at Pinkhill bridge

Lit cycle path on former railway trackbed in Balgreen

Toucan crossing across South Gyle Broadway, on Haymarket to Edinburgh Park signed cycle route

Straight perpendicular approach to road at toucan crossing on A8 cyclepath

Narrow shared footway under A8 dual carriageway bridge where A8 cyclepath crosses sides at airport junction

End of wide and smooth section of A8 cyclepath, reverting to narrow and rough after sideroad

Needlessly narrow cyclepath alongside A8, with very poor surface

Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over motorway at Newbridge Roundabout, connecting A8 and A89 cyclepaths, but see #37403

Bridge over Newbridge Roundabout, connecting A89 and A8 cyclepaths

A89 cyclepath crossing side road on toucan crossing

Line segregated section on A89 cyclepath but unsegregated shared use sign

Cyclist using A89 cyclepath

Better than a Cyclists Dismount sign, a short section of line-segregated route to move cyclists over to the side with better sightlines at residential entranceway

The Canal Basin at the end of the Union Canal in Edinburgh

Canal runway LED catseyes on canal towpath - see also #33213 & #34356 Location: Union Canal, Gorgie, Edinburgh

LED cat's-eyes type lights on the Union Canal towpath in Edinburgh (see also #33213).

LED lights on Union Canal in Edinburgh - see and White - regular Red - approaching bridges Green - at access points #34356 and #37703 s ... [more]

Street closure with road markings still in place.

Underpass at rear of the National Museum of Scotland

Cycle contraflow below Edinburgh Castle

Scott Russell Aqueduct Takes the Union Canal and NCN 754 over the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass. Named after the naval engineer John Scott Russell.

Still steps Location: Colinton, Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom) It's more than 10 years since a report was written showing that it was possible (and desirable) to replace the left side with a ramp.

into the light Location: Colinton, Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Colinton Tunnel Location: Colinton, Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Colinton Tunnel Location: Colinton, Edinburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom)

Union Canal in Wester Hailes

Toucan crossing




A cycle tour of Edinburgh at the CycleNation / CTC conference, November 2010.

A cycle tour of Edinburgh at the CycleNation / CTC conference, November 2010.

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