Work starts next week to create a temporary pop-up cycle lane on Gorbals Street as part of Spaces for People - the programme that is providing additional space for physical distancing to protect public health and suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.
The northbound cycle lane will run from the junction of Norfolk St, over the Victoria Bridge to Clyde St, and will be fitted with soft segregation. This latest Spaces for People measure is expected to increase the practicality and attractiveness of active travel for everyday journeys, particularly commuting, and follows the installation of a temporary cycle lane on the westbound stretch of the Broomielaw off Clyde Street.
Work is also ongoing as part of the Spaces for People programme to create pop-up cycle lanes on London Road, and Great Western Road at Drumchapel, with others in the pipeline including Cumbernauld Road.
Whilst the South City Way remains part-complete, measures under the Spaces for People programme will allow the temporary installation of cycling infrastructure in the area, in advance of contractors re-starting permanent work on site.
Space for the pop-up cycle lane on Gorbals Street will be created by removing the nearside northbound lane from general traffic use between the junctions of Norfolk Street and Clyde Street; and dedicating this to active travel.
Work should be complete by 24 July 2020.
Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, said: "This is a route that we know is well used as a key link from the south side to the city centre and whilst we wait completion of permanent work as part of the South City Way, this temporary pop-up will make cycling in the area more appealing, especially to those new to active travel who we're keen to encourage. We want as many people as possible to regard cycling as a convenient mode of transport they can rely on day after day, for the good of our health and environment."
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.
Work near this location will also see the early implementation of a permanent bus gate associated with the Gorbals Street phase of the South City Way.
The new northbound bus gate (buses, taxis, cycles only), on Gorbals Street at the junction with Cumberland Street; will operate 0700-1900, daily. The existing southbound bus lane between Cleland Street and Cumberland Street will be removed and general traffic permitted to use this lane.
The permanent bus gate will come into operation on Sunday 19th July. City centre bound traffic can continue to use Lauriston Road (A728).
Bus Gate flythrough: