As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, and in anticipation of match day pedestrian traffic gradually increasing - work will start soon to adjust the design of a short section of the Spaces for People pop-up cycle lanes on London Road.
The lanes which run in both directions on London Road between Kirkpatrick Street and the Shell garage, were installed last summer to encourage cycling for everyday journeys during COVID-19.
Adaptions will be made between Clyde Gateway and Springfield Road, close to Celtic Park and will involve removal of the raised cycle separators. This adjustment is for safety reasons in consideration of the potential for mass pedestrian footfall in the vicinity of the football stadium. The carriageway will be re-lined, and these sections of London Road will continue to operate as designated Spaces for People cycle lanes as originally intended.
Supported by funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People has seen temporary infrastructure measures introduced across Glasgow to provide extra space for people to walk, wheel or cycle during COVID-19.
We have created temporary pop-up cycle lanes at Broomielaw, Dumbreck Road, Great Western Road (Duntreath Avenue to Lincoln Avenue), Gorbals Street, Cumbernauld Road, Provanmill Road, Bilsland Drive, Hawthorn Street, Brockburn Road, Braidcraft Road, Cambridge Street and Royston Road. We have also improved existing cycle lanes on Corkerhill Road, Clarence Drive Wallacewell Road and Howard Street by making them mandatory and adding soft segregation.
Regarding the future of all Spaces for People measures, an online survey closed on 20 June after six weeks. The survey sought views on the infrastructure delivered and whether any should be retained permanently. Over 3,700 responses were received.
All survey responses received will feed into a monitoring and review process agreed with Sustrans Scotland which will include the appointment of an independent consultant to consider the infrastructure delivered and make recommendations on which should be kept. This review will take place in the summer and a report presented to the City Administration Committee thereafter.
Full details of the Active Travel Routes delivered through the Spaces for People programme can be found here.
The work to amend the design of the Spaces for People cycle lanes on London Road is expected to commence on Saturday 3 July 2021 and is anticipated to take approximately one week.