The council has been recognised by the Scottish Transport Awards 2022 - with three of our sustainable transport projects shortlisted for prestigious accolades across three categories.
The first vital link in the £8m Connecting Woodside active travel project has been shortlisted for the 'Most Effective Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement Project' as well as for 'Excellence in Walking, Public Realm & Cycling'. The popular active travel route on Garscube Road establishes a key connection for walkers, wheelers, and cyclists between the city centre and the Forth and Clyde canal paths.
Also shortlisted in the 'Most Effective Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement Project' category is our Cycle Activated Signage project - a first in the UK for a local authority and designed to reduce incidents of conflict between cyclists and vehicles, particularly where travel routes cross sideroads or building entrances. Electronic LED warning signs which are triggered by cycle movement and alert drivers to the presence of cyclists have been installed on the road network at multiple locations across the city following a successful pilot.
We have also been shortlisted for the 'Most Innovative Transport Project of the Year' for our work with partners at University of Glasgow UBDC and Jacobs & Steer for collaborative use of location services data in transport planning in Glasgow.
Delivery partner Cyclehoop Ltd also made the shortlisted in the 'Excellence in Walking, Public Realm & Cycling' category for our innovative secure on-street residential cycle parking scheme - a highly practical measure that supports the viability and growth of cycling across the city.
Supported by the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, Network Rail and The Railway Industry Association, the Scottish Transport Awards will take place in Glasgow on 29th September 2022.