Unofficial Cycle Routes - Yoker to Clyde Tunnel

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This route runs from Kelso Street in Yoker, through Garscadden and Scotstoun, to Whiteinch and the Clyde Tunnel. This is an alternative to using the Sustrans Loch Lomond cyclepath (National Cycle Network Route 7) from Mellerstain Drive (which uses the trackbed of the Lanarkshire & Dunbartonshire Railway) or the Glasgow City Council cycle lanes along Alderman Road through Knightswood.

Starting from the middle of Kelso Street, turn into Dunwan Avenue and follow the blue cycle route signs straight on into Gleniffer Avenue. At the end turn right into Kirkton Avenue. Pass Garscadden Station and turn right into Polnoon Avenue, which becomes Cairntoul Drive.

At the end of this road cross Anniesland Road and go straight across into Eriska Avenue. At the end of this road cross Kingsway and go straight into Danes Drive. Follow this road over the hill and take the last right before the traffic signals, that is turn right into Esslemont Avenue. At the bottom of this road turn left into Birchfield Avenue and cross Queen Victoria Drive and go straight into Earlbank Avenue. Continue to the far end of this road and go straight on past the playing field (to the left is the Glasgow City Council cyclepath to Jordanhill, which uses the trackbed of the Whiteinch Railway line). Either take the underpass on the right to get to Dumbarton Road or continue straight on and cross the expressway at the traffic signals.

Cross to the access road on the far side of the expressway and continue heading east. Pass Whiteinch Library and take the next right into Glendore Street. Turn left into Dumbarton Road, go over the humpback bridge and take the next left into Balshagray Crescent to get to the southbound tunnel entrance. The Clyde Tunnel has two tunnels that pedestrians and cyclists are allowed to use, the northbound and southbound cycle tunnels. Depending on engineering work it may be that only one is open, in which case users are allowed to use it in either direction, although cyclists are asked to walk. If the southbound tunnel is closed use the northbound tunnel entrance in Smith Street, which is straight across Dumbarton Road from Glendore Street.

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