|Location Map ( geo)
|Places related to the A82
|Places related to the A814
Clydebank is a former county borough near Glasgow in Dunbartonshire. Although nominally a town, and a large one at that, it does not have a real town centre, or any of the more traditional features normally associated with a town, and today it is little more than a suburb of Glasgow. Historically, the town grew as a port and industrial centre on the north bank of the Clyde, but after severe bombing in World War Two much of the area had to be rebuilt. Today the docks have been mostly closed, and whilst vast areas of industry survive on the river bank, the town has undergone a large scale regeneration. Part of this is the Clyde Shopping Centre and leisure facilities, which are more like an out of town shopping mall than even a new town shopping centre.
The town lies between the A82 Great Western Road, and the A814, which run parallel to each other. The A814 is the original line of the A82 Glasgow Road towards Dumbarton, but the new road opened in stages in the 1920s as a dual carriageway expressway, and is still surprisingly free flowing, most of the time, almost a century later. The A8014 and B814 both provide links between these two main roads, meeting the A82 at Kilbowie Roundabout. The A8014 also continues north as far as the A810, which heads east from Duntocher on the edge of Clydebank to Bearsden.
The only other classified road in the town is the B8055, which cuts off the corner between the A8014 and the city bound A82. In the past, Clydebank lay between two important ferry crossings of the Clyde, the Erskine Ferry to the west, which is now replaced by the Erskine Bridge, and the Renfrew-Yoker Ferry to the east, which still crosses but as a pedestrian only service, having been largely replaced by the Clyde Tunnel further upstream.
|Crianlarich, Erskine Br. (A898), Dumbarton
|Glasgow (M81), Edinburgh (M8), Bearsden