We'll soon be starting work on Cambridge Street to enhance existing active travel infrastructure with the addition of a new, two-way cycle lane complete with soft segregation.
This city centre project is part of our Spaces for People programme which is providing additional space for physical distancing whilst out walking, wheeling and cycling during COVID-19. These new measures on Cambridge Street specifically aim to increase the practicality of active travel for everyday essential journeys, especially commuting, and encourage those who haven't previously considered cycling to give it a go.
The new infrastructure will be created by replacing the existing (advisory) uni-directional cycle lanes into a mandatory two-way cycle lane on the western side of Cambridge Street.
Additionally, and in anticipation of the forthcoming Underline project as part of the City Deal 'Avenues' programme, Cambridge Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
Full details of the enhancements to the cycle lanes on Cambridge Street can be found in the programme details area of our website.
Supported by funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People is seeing temporary infrastructure measures introduced across Glasgow to provide extra space for active travel as COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.
Under the Spaces for People programme, we have added segregation to existing cycle lanes at Clarence Drive and Corkerhill Road. We have also created brand-new temporary pop-up cycle lanes at Clyde Street/Broomielaw, Dumbreck Road, London Road (Phase 1 and Phase 2), Great Western Road (Duntreath Avenue to Lincoln Avenue), Gorbals Street, Cumbernauld Road, Provanmill Road, Bilsland Drive, Hawthorn Street, Kelvin Way, Brockburn Road and Braidcraft Road - with more planned in the coming months.
Spaces for People measures are being implemented so that everyone can walk, wheel and cycle around their local area safely whilst keeping to physical distancing requirements.
To manage how our roads are used, the council ordinarily use Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) - a lengthy process that requires public consultation. The Scottish Government has however identified COVID-19 as a danger to the public and as such is one of those circumstances where local authorities can use temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs) to introduce temporary measures.
TTROs require no prior consultation and are relatively flexible so there is the potential for the council to assess and put in place temporary measures relatively quickly and responsively.