Balornock is the latest city neighbourhood to benefit from enhanced active travel provision, with improved cycle lanes set for Wallacewell Road.
Existing advisory cycle lanes which presently run in both directions along the thoroughfare will soon become mandatory and be fitted with soft segregation (where possible) along its length.
This latest project is part of our Spaces for People programme which is providing additional space for physical distancing whilst walking, wheeling and cycling during COVID-19. These new measures aim to increase the practicality and attractiveness of active travel for everyday essential journeys, especially commuting, and encourage those who haven't previously considered cycling to give it a go.
To form the pop-up cycle lanes, 'no waiting/no loading' restrictions will be introduced however the new road layout will not affect access to any of the bus stops serving passengers at this location.
Full details about this latest Spaces for People project can be found in the programme details pages 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 programme, we have added soft segregation to existing cycle lanes at Clarence Drive and Corkerhill Road with similar work starting soon on Howard Street in the city centre. 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 and Kelvin Way - with work either planned or underway for Cambridge Street, Brockburn Road, Braidcraft Road and Royston Road.
The pop-up lanes are proving popular, especially on Clyde Street, which has seen a boost in the number of people cycling there by almost 200% compared to 2019.
Work on the pop-up lanes is expected to start on or around 29 March 2021 and is due for completion within approximately 4 weeks. This temporary infrastructure will be in place for a minimum period of 10 weeks, and reviewed in line with the Scottish Government's COVID-19: Framework for Decision Making - Scotland's Route Map through and out of the crisis.