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150108Photo #150108In addition to making more room for a cycle contraflow, this street needs better signage and markings to indicate that their is a contraflow in place. There is often much aggression towards folks on bikes from people in motor vehicles because this is not clear.Cycleway:
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150107Photo #150107Clearer contraflow signage needed on this street. Folks in cars are often very aggressive to folks on bikes on this stretch due to the information not being clear.Cycleway:
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150106Photo #150106Signage to indicate that cyclists can turn left here would be great! I've been advised by local authority reps before that this is allowed, but there's nothing to indicate it. Which is frustrating for all!Cycleway:
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150102Photo #150102The underpass does not give cyclists enough room to manoeuvre between the barriers, they need to be widened.Cycleway:
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150099Photo #150099The gate at this entrance is very difficult to use for wheelchairs, families with buggies or prams or bikes. Especially adapted bikes.

Remove and replace with something accessible, possibly properly placed chevrons?
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150098Photo #150098The chevrons are too narrow, less than 1m. Making it too difficult for wheel chair users, adapted bikes, trikes and family bikes. This path leads to the primary school and shop.Cycleway:
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149578Photo #149578Incredibly overgrown hedge makes passing difficult on foot. Impinges below head height, makes path sharing near impossible and creates a blind corner.Track:
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149576Photo #149576Street furniture causes a notable pinch point here. Between lamp posts and some sort of electrical box, there is very little space to pass on a standard cycle with even greater difficulties on those with non-standard cycles of wider berth.Cycleway:
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149575Photo #149575In addition to a lack of controlled crossings along this distributor road, many of the island crossings are very narrow and barely house a standard cycle and would not be sufficient for users of adaptive bikes. These need to be changed to be safer and more inclusive.Cycleway:
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146400Photo #146400This pathway is not marked for dual cycle + pedestrian use. Both types of users are put off using it - as personally heard from conversations. Cyclists not wanting to interfere with pedestrians and pedestrians frightened of cyclists. Awareness (signage) of dual-use ought to make all users aware of other users and comfortable with sharing.

Also the A836 ought to have a 40 mph speed limit as path users are heard to say the proximity of speeding vehicles is off-putting. Cyclists using the roadway are also put off and are put in danger by the same vehicles which are at full road speed for the less that one full mile length of the road.
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145539Photo #145539Please can we have lighting all the way up to Charleston Academy Playing fields/ link with Assynt Road - this would allow an offroad safe route for cyclists and encourage active travel to the Sports Centre. The bushes on the path could be cut back as they are overgrown onto the path. Also this path gets quite icy in the winter can we please have a couple of grit boxes along the canal path. thanksCycleway:
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144696Photo #144696Lighting needed for darker months on this popular stretch for active travel. This is long overdue and would encourage use of this section all year round!Cycleway:
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142575Photo #142575Really enjoyed Millburn Road segregated bike lane yesterday - still a bit of work to do done on signage but great, great start. Cars drive a lot slower and nearer 30mph speed limit when down to one lane. The bridge/Castle St next? 👏👏👏 #spacesforpeople @HighlandCouncil t.co/JS9jbed3KOCycleway:
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140132Photo #140132Make a right-turn cut through with bike traffic lights for bikes, maybe even buses to avoid having to follow dual carriageway left and around the round-about on busy A82Cycleway:
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140131Photo #140131Each direction is a two way duel carriageway with single lane either end. Remove one lane each direction to create large cycle/walkway completely separate from road. Reduce speed limit to 30mph.Temporary closure:
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140130Photo #140130This is the only gentle incline up the hill yet is one way. Remove on street B&B parking here and make two way for bikes and increase pavement, currently 1 foot wide.Cycleway:
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137076Photo #137076Footpath to school disappears here.Track:
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134786Photo #134786Lots of children use this road for cycle trips at the moment and it needs to be made safer.Cycleway:
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134777Photo #134777It's a big job but this road needs to be improved to allow cyclists to enjoy the other side of the loch and open up another safe route to Corran Ferry.Cycleway:
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134774Photo #134774A lot of of children use this road to cycle at the moment and it needs to be made safer for them.Cycleway:
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134767Photo #134767The cycle path is disconnected here.Cycleway:
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134761Photo #134761It needs to be easy and safe for children and staff to cycle to the high school.Cycleway:
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132684Photo #13268420mph limit, add bike lanes both directionsCycleway:
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130426Photo #130426Cycleway ends at this point. Should continue to encourage use.Cycleway:
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130419Photo #130419Very poor crossing at this location. Controlled crossing would save on very long waits for active travellers using the canalside.Track:
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130411Photo #130411Inadequate crossings along the east side of this distributor road. Few controlled crossings in some areas and often set far off the desire line for those cycling and walking. More in better positions would benefit active travellers.Track:
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130404Photo #130404Busy road that is unpleasant to cycle on (particularly uphill) both in terms of traffic and road surface. Adding a segregated cycle path here would link well to other cycling infrastructure and there is plenty space to fit this here.Cycleway:
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130399Photo #130399Poor stretch of road for walking. Narrow pavements and unpaved in some parts.Track:
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130396Photo #130396Narrow road with painted bike lanes encourages close passing. Segregated cycle lane to allow cycling in both directions would be safer and more useful for all users.Cycleway:
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128555Photo #128555Add 20mph limit & cyclewayCycleway:
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128554Photo #128554Remove barrier, add traffic calming measure & proper cycle crossing/junction at path joining Dores Rd.Cycleway:
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128550Photo #128550Add cycling contraflow. Remove parking on one side of the street in this area.Cycleway:
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128548Photo #128548No traffic calming. Install drop curb and cycle crossing Riverside footpath into Portland Pl.Track:
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128547Photo #128547There is no continuous cycleway. Create on road cycleway separate from pavement.Cycleway:
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128543Photo #12854320mph limit. Add cyclewayCycleway:
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128539Photo #128539Remove parking. Widen pavement. Add traffic calming.Track:
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128538Photo #128538Add 20mph limit & cyclewayCycleway:
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128537Photo #128537Remove parking, add 20 limit & cyclewayCycleway:
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128536Photo #128536Busy road with 30 limit used as a rat run by traffic. Remove parking, add 20 limit & cycleway.Cycleway:
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128534Photo #128534Haugh/Island Bank/Dores road is a popular cycling & walking route. Busy road with narrow & sometimes no pavement. Add traffic calming/20 limit & cycleway.Cycleway:
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128529Photo #128529Remove parking and add cycleways.Cycleway:
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128527Photo #128527Street has no room for cycle contraflow. Removing parking would create more space for walking & cycling. Closing street except for taxis would reduce congestion.Temporary closure:
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128521Photo #128521Street has no room for cycle contraflow. Removing parking would create more space for walking & cycling. Closing street would reduce congestion.Temporary closure:
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128520Photo #128520Street has no room for cycle contraflow. Removing parking would create more space for walking & cycling. Closing street would reduce congestion.Temporary closure:
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128517Photo #128517A popular route for walking & cycling. Often lined with parked cars. The road does not need to be open to through car traffic.Temporary closure:
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128515Photo #128515Pavement is narrow. Parked cars take up road space for cycling & walking etc. This is a busy route for walking & cycling. There is room to move residents parking spaces to Crown Avenue.Temporary closure:
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128514Photo #128514Pavement is narrow. Parked cars take up road space for cycling & walking etc. This is a busy route for walking & cycling. There is room to move residents parking spaces to Crown Avenue.Temporary closure:
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109555Photo #109555Site closed long before the cycle path was created - yet the designers still feel the need to make cyclists give way.Cycleway:
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109553Photo #109553It is important to read this sign - especially if you are hoping to ride along NCN route 78 to Fort William on a Sunday.

Camusnagaul Ferry #83656 does to operate on Sundays and there are only 4 crossings/day on weekdays.

The warning would be more useful on the Coran side - before you cross to Ardgour.
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109552Photo #109552Don't expect too much in terms of "facilities" on this stretch of the national cycle network.General sign/notice:
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108748Photo #108748#Camusnagaul Ferry to #FortWilliam On-demand public transport at its finest #NCN78 #sustrans t.co/0u83J7eTF0General sign/notice:
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107336Photo #107336Southern entrance to Kingussie

Newtonmore Road (the A86), near Kingussie, Badenoch, Scotland
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107335Photo #107335Cycleway and the A86

Newtonmore Road (the A86), near Kingussie, Badenoch, Scotland
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102265Photo #102265Cycle parking at Inverness railway station, in use as a staff smoking area.Cycle parking:
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102264Photo #102264Cycle parking outside Inverness railway station, with what looks like a locked staff enclosure in addition to open racks.Cycle parking:
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102263Photo #102263Cycle parking at Morrison's supermarket, positioned as far away from the entrance as possible without actually putting it somewhere out in the car park.Cycle parking:
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102262Photo #102262Some metalwork outside an entrance, some of which may be cycle parking.Cycle parking:
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102261Photo #102261Bus priority signals, accessed via a left turn lane that gets a green before the straight ahead direction. But no cycling in the bus lane.Road environment:
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102260Photo #102260More cycle parking stands, and a sign for the "Alternative route to Inverness East".Route sign:
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102259Photo #102259Cycle parking at the top of the steep bit of the hill, saves having to pedal back up if the bike is already at the top. But some proper stands at the shopping centre entrance would be better.Cycle parking:
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102258Photo #102258Nothing changes. See #25268.Cycle parking:
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102203Photo #102203"CYCLISTS DONT RIDE ON PAVEMENTS
Go safe on our roads it's everyone's responsibility"

And a pretty narrow footway it is too.
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94864Photo #94864Dava WayTrack:
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94721Photo #94721Caledonian CanalCycleway:
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94720Photo #94720Caledonian CanalCycleway:
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90560Photo #90560Bike stands at Ferry Terminal on R(h)um. Tracks a bit rough for BromptonCycle parking:
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90279Photo #90279Remote cycle parking on the 6.5km trail from Blairmore to Sandwood Bay. This is the point where the trail turns from a track into a path. The track from Blairmore to this point is suitable for mountain bikes, or other bikes with rugged tyres.Cycle parking:
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87202Photo #87202Banned turn to Raigmore Estate for private motoristsRoad environment:
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87201Photo #87201No Cycling across the Greig Street BridgeGeneral sign/notice:
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87200Photo #87200The Golden Bridge over the A9 dual carriageway.Cycleway:
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87199Photo #87199Path to the Golden Bridge over the A9 dual carriageway.Cycleway:
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87198Photo #87198Counter on Millburn Road Active Travel RouteCycleway:
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87197Photo #87197Everyday cycling in InvernessBicycle:
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87196Photo #87196Bridge StreetBicycle:
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87195Photo #87195High StreetCycle parking:
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84633Photo #8463328th July: Thurso to Tongue 72k 1040mRoute sign:
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83656Photo #83656Loading up the bicycles

The Camusnagaul Ferry links Fort William to Treslaig and provides a vital link to the cycle route to Corran, safely avoiding the horrendous A82.
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83202Photo #83202Cycling to Mallaig from MorarCycleway:
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72959Photo #72959NCN 78Cycleway:
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72958Photo #72958NCN 78Cycleway:
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72957Photo #72957NCN 78Cycleway:
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72955Photo #72955NCN 78Cycleway:
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72953Photo #72953NCN 78Cycleway:
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72952Photo #72952Appin murder memorialOther:
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72951Photo #72951Appin murder memorialDestination:
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64135Photo #64135Maryburgh level crossing, lit with solar powered LED catseyes.

Location: , Maryburgh (Scotland, United Kingdom)
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63690Photo #63690A small section of Walker Park has been given over to a facility for BMX and skateboarding stunts.Destination:
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63689Photo #63689The right turn from Culcabock Road into Kingsmills Road on NCN 1 & 7, with an Advance Stop Line with central feeder lane.

I have to admit, this cycle lane does not represent the road position I would adopt for either turning right or proceeding straight ahead.
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63688Photo #63688The end of Diriebught Road and the ramp up to Culcabock Road. NCN 1 & 7 turn left here.Road environment:
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63687Photo #63687The ramp down to Diriebught Road. This road has only has a few houses at this end, so doesn't have much motor traffic. However, it is a main walking and cycling route to Millburn Academy.Road environment:
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63686Photo #63686The road crossing from the jug-handle in #63684 to Diriebught Road (down the ramp behind the railing, see #63687). Nearby traffic signals will break up the eastbound traffic, but there is no other help for crossing. This is one of the main routes to Millburn Academy.Road environment:
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63685Photo #63685A "pathsinverness" route sign for the Eastern Links Route, presumably a walking route. I didn't notice any other signs of this nature.Route sign:
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63684Photo #63684A short section of shared-use footway forming a jug-handle for cyclists making the right turn into Diriebught Road (see #63686), while NCN 1 & 7 head up the hill on-road to turn into Kingsmills Road.Cycleway:
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63683Photo #63683Painted cycle lanes on Culcabock Road, at the start of the climb to the junction with Kingsmills Road.Road environment:
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63682Photo #63682A warning sign that has been made as inconspicuous as possible.General sign/notice:
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63681Photo #63681Painted cycle lanes on Culcabock Road, NCN 1 & 7. Neither the cycle lanes or the general traffic lanes are especially wide.Road environment:
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63377Photo #63377Start of cycle lanes on Culcabock Road, with the obligatory parked car.Road environment:
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63376Photo #63376NCN 1 & 7 fork left at the roundabout. The road environment wasn't sufficiently adequate for these two.Road environment:
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63375Photo #63375NCN 1 & 7 on Old Perth Road.Road environment:
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63374Photo #63374'No Motor Vehicles except buses and for access' on side roads.General sign/notice:
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