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B808

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B808
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Partick (NS555663)
To:  Springburn (NS605682)
Distance:  3.6 miles (5.8 km)
Meets:  A814, A82, A81, A879, A803
Former Number(s):  B768
Highway Authorities

Glasgow

Traditional Counties

Lanarkshire

Route outline (key)
B808 Partick - Springburn
This article is about the current B808 from Springburn to Partick.
For the former B808 from Millerston to St Rollox, see B808 (Millerston - St Rollox)
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The B808 is a very urban road, starting in Glasgow's west end and gently curving around the north of the city centre. Along the way it passes through a wide variety of Glasgow life, from the bustling Byres Road to quiet industrial areas. Except for the section south of the Great Western Road, which was part of the B768, the road was originally unclassified. It remained so for some years but had become the B808 by 1986.

Route

Byres Road

The B808 starts on the A814 Clydeside Expressway with a little GSJ that has been made more complicated with the construction of the new Castlebank Street to help regenerate the riverside. The routes heads west on Beith Street, passing under the railway and headed for Kelvingrove. There are numerous sets of traffic lights as it curves round into Byres Road, the junction with Dumbarton Road, the now-unclassified original route of the A82 being particularly slow. Byres Road itself is at the heart of Glasgow University, with the main buildings just a stone's throw to the east, as is the Hospital. It is therefore a bustling place busy from dawn until well after dusk, and despite being four lanes wide for much of its length, parking bays, Bus Stops, turning lanes and so on restrict this to one running lane either way. As it heads north past the shops, pubs and clubs, two of the crossroads are traffic-light-controlled, and then it reaches the A82 Great Western Road.

To the north of the A82, the B808 passes the Botanic Gardens on the left, and navigates a rather unnecessary roundabout onto Queen Margaret Bridge across the River Kelvin. This is one of Glasgow's Tenement areas, with the grand houses on either side of the road actually forming 3 or 4 flats each. Then, after passing playing fields on the right, it reaches the traffic lights of the A81 junction at Maryhill. This northern end of Queen Margaret Drive appears to have been built in the early 1980s as a new link road, and was perhaps part of the creation of the B808. Continuing straight across the A81, onto Bilsland Drive, the B808 curves around to the right and passes under the Forth and Clyde Canal, the presence of the waterway above hidden by substantial stone arches. To the right, behind the trees, is Ruchill Park, while to the left much of the old industrial land has been regenerated with new housing.

Beyond the park, the row of houses on the right masks another regeneration area where the old estate has largely been torn down, although progress is slow. Soon, a sharper bend to the left brings the B808 to another set of traffic lights and the A879. It is here that the nature of the road changes from residential to industrial, with the large industrial units of Possil Park making a stark change to the busy street scenes of Byres Road. Hawthorn Street leads eastwards past the industrial units, a speedway track and some older council properties, to pass under the railway into another residential area. This is the last stretch, however, as Hawthorn Street continues to the GSJ with the A803 at Springburn, and the end of the B808.




B808
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