We'll soon be starting work on Royston Road to enhance existing active travel infrastructure, with the addition of a new, two-way cycle lane complete with soft segregation.
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 try it out.
The new infrastructure will be created by replacing existing (advisory) one-way cycle lanes with a mandatory two-way cycle lane that will run on Royston Road between Darnick Street and Provanmill Road.
All current access along the route shall be maintained.
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 Wallacewell 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 5 April 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.