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Extra Cycle Parking Racks for George Square to Encourage Active Travel

Published: 20 July 2020

We're installing twenty new cycle parking racks on George Square (south) and Hanover Street as part of the council's Spaces for People programme which is providing extra space for physical distancing to protect public health and suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.

Supported by £3.5m funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People will see temporary infrastructure measures introduced across Glasgow to provide extra space for people to walk, wheel or cycle as lockdown restrictions are eased.

Cycle Rack Geo Sq 1

The installation of the new cycle parking racks which is hoped will encourage active travel into the city centre, follows on from recent work to widen footways around George Square and close to traffic (except cycles), George Square (east and west), Hanover Street and the North Hanover Street bus gate. We have also created sustainable transport corridors for buses, cycle and taxis on George Square south and Cochrane Street.

Spaces for People will see short-term measures introduced across our city centre and neighbourhoods that will see footways widened at pinch points to ease pedestrian movement and make it easier to access businesses, community facilities and public transport hubs. Consideration will also be given to the positioning of temporary strategic cycling routes to highlight cycling as an attractive, viable and long term commuting choice, with pop-up lanes in place along the Broomielaw; and under construction on London Road, Gorbals Street and Great Western Road at Drumchapel.

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