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Cycling in West Lothian

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Albyn Bing

New surface 2017

Wildflower meadow maintained by Sustrans volunteers https://www.sustrans.org.uk/volunteer

Milepost Bathgate

Obsolete barrier

Blackridge

Wildflower meadow. Blackridge. Maintained by Sustrans Volunteers https://www.sustrans.org.uk/volunteer

Bedlormie Toll. West Lothian

Cycle parking outside the council buildings on the High Street.

Cycle stands outside Linlithgow Library.

The path around Linlithgow Loch.

Right turns for cycles only from Preston Road.

Contraflow cycle lane on Union Road.

Contraflow cycle lane on Union Road.

Effectively a No Entry except cycles, No Motor Vehicles at the start of a contraflow cycle lane on Union Road.

It always surprises me what some folk will mark as suitable for cycling on OSM. Railway bridge with steps both sides.

A steep ramp up to a railway bridge, only really useful for walking.

Easy access to the Union Canal in Linlithgow.

The barrier across the top end of the steep "pedestrian access route" to Linlithgow station.

A resonable gap between the railings, but wouldn't bollards do the job?

Narrow path Short narrow path from Young Street to Burngrange Court. Not advised for cycling.

Narrow path Short narrow path from Young Street to Burngrange Court. Not advised for cycling.

Stairs

Dark path Uninviting due to overhanging trees, Poor surface

Pothole across the width of the path

Overhanging bushes need cutting back at points along here especially at the Bellsquarry end

Path not obvious due to poor signage and bushes

Path not obvious due to poor signage and bushes

The legend on OSM implies that this path is to the same standard a purpose built path. It is a short cut across grass worn down by casual use. It is overgrown and appears no longer used, There is a banking and pile of rubble at the south en ... [more]

Hartwood Road Reasonably quiet road, wide with good lengths of visibility. Potential for shared use path in places and or cycle lane marked on the road.

Hartwood Road Reasonably quiet road, wide with good lengths of visibility. Potential for shared use path in places and or cycle lane marked on the road.

Burgrange Park path Wide path between houses to road through Burngrange Park

Burngrange Park Path crossing the park from Hartwood Road to Burngrange Park is made up of whinstone and recycled plastic board walk.

The road is wide enough for potential cycle infrastructure. There is central hatching and several traffic islands which cause pinch points. Removal of these would free up space for on road cycle lane or shared use path on the north side. Th ... [more]

The road is wide enough for potential cycle infrastructure. There is central hatching and several traffic islands which cause pinch points. Removal of these would free up space for on road cycle lane or shared use path on the north side. Th ... [more]

The footway on the north side of the A71 west of West Calder to Addiewell and Breich could be suitable for shared path use. There is probably more path buried beneath. Needs cleaning, removal of, encroachment.

The footway on the north side of the A71 west of West Calder to Addiewell and Breich could be suitable for shared path use. Needs cleaning, removal of, encroachment.

The legend on OSM implies that this path is to the same standard a purpose built path. It is a short cut across grass worn down by casual use. It is overgrown and appears no longer used, and blocked at the south end. Not considered passable ... [more]

Appears to have been a short cut worn down by casual use and no longer used, overgrown and blocked at the south end. Not considered passable.

The legend on OSM implies that this path is to the same standard a purpose built path. It is a short cut across grass worn down by casual use. It is overgrown and appears no longer used, and blocked at the south end. Not considered passable ... [more]

Appears to have been a short cut worn down by casual use and no longer used, overgrown and blocked at the south end. Not considered passable.

Linn Jaw path. Not advised for cycling

Linn Jaw path.

Linn Jaw path

Linn Jaw path

Linn Jaw path

Level crossing

Level crossing

Level crossing

New ramp. May 2017

Easter Breich Woodland

Linns Mill aqueduct

New obelisk in Almondvale Park

SUSTRANS milepost installed on 31st March 2017

Division between second and third stage

new surface march 2017

New surface March 2017

New surface Feb 2017

New surface Feb 2017

New surface Feb 2017

Worn surface. In 2017 this path was improved by a new sealed surface all the way through Edinburgh and Falkirk.

Old surface 2016

New surface 2016

New surface Dec 2016

There is a barrier across the cycle route and kerb at the side of the road. Access through is narrow for cycle, and more difficult for a buggy, or wheelchair. Could be improved by removing the barrier and replacing it with a bollard.

Entrance onto cycle route NCN75 often obstructed by cars parking side by side where is says KEEP CLEAR. Consider bollards to prevent vehicle access or block off the piece of road which is not needed.

Bangour

Bangour

Bangour

Bangour

Sign post on left of picture directs NCR75 along the road. A bare signpost to the right of the traffic cone is located on the actual route of NCR75.

Easter Beich woodland

Easter Beich woodland

Exit to East Calder

Linn Jaw path. Not advised for cycling

Not too good for cycling

NCR75 sign pointing to wrong route

Sign down between Armadale and Blackridge

tow path

Surface 2016

tow path

tow path

Livingston. Dark tree covered intimidating path

Artwork

The bit we cleared of gorse at Birniehill, Bathgate, with new growth

Union canal

Ramp from canal to sports centre

NCN 75 Easter Inch Moss

Linlithgow sure knows how to present its historic monuments!

Car parking bays painted on the expensive stone paving slabs, and hardly any space left for pedestrians. But still the motorists haven't got enough space and double park.

Someone decided to pave the parking bays with expensive stone paving slabs. What a waste!

Cycle parking in the grounds of Linlithgow Palace, where the courtyard is also a car park.

A cycle parking stand on Linlithgow High Street, along with designated footway parking, and some double parking.

Some of the cycle parking at Linlithgow station. There is another stand off to the right.

No passage here to Abercorn if you miss previous turn of 76

I've had my road bike out three times and it's filthy, almost all from this section. #nationalcyclenetwork #route75 https://t.co/gVKjmDXdSk

March 2016

New surface March 2016

New surface March 2016

Beware of flooding in wet weather

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