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London Road Pop-Up Cycle Lanes to Encourage Active Travel

Published: 16 July 2020

Work is ongoing on Phase 2 of London Road's pop-up cycle lanes as part of our Spaces for People programme, which is providing additional space for physical distancing to protect public health and suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.

Continuing on from the Phase 1 installation between Macduff Street and Kirkpatrick Street, this additional 1.4km stretch in each direction on London Road will run from MacDuff Street to the London Road Shell Garage.

These temporary cycle lanes with soft segregation, will further increase the practicality and attractiveness of active travel for those in the area, particularly for commuting.

Space for the cycle lanes will be created by removing from general traffic use, the kerbside lane eastbound and westbound, and dedicating this to active travel.

Spaces for People

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, has welcomed the creation of these new strategic cycle lanes, saying: "I'm delighted that these new pop-up cycle lanes in the east of our city will become ready for use very soon. COVID-19 has not gone away and so we're moving at pace as part of our Spaces for People programme to provide reassurance that people can move around their neighbourhoods safely."

Temporary Infrastructure

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 COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

Short-term measures across our city centres and neighbourhoods 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.

All current access (both public and private) along the route shall be maintained, with work due for completion next week.

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