CAR drivers and other road users in Glasgow are being provided additional help, detecting a nearby cyclist, following the installation of special signage.
Sensors on cycleways will detect a cyclist approaching a road which they would require to cross in order to continue their cycleway journey.
The result is a solar-powered sign flashing the imminent appearance of a cyclist, in the hope of reducing the possibility of a collision between a car, van or lorry and a cyclist.
Says a Glasgow City Council announcement, here: “The LED warning signs which illuminate a cycle symbol to alert drivers to the presence of cyclists are designed to reduce incidents of conflict, particularly where travel routes cross side junctions or building entrances. “
Fourteen locations have had the signs already installed:
- Hamilton Road – quarry entry/exit (two signs)
- Hamilton Road at Kenmuir Road (two signs)
- Victoria Road at Cuthbertson Street (three signs)
- Pollokshaws Road at Devon Place (one sign)
- Pollokshaws Road at Cathcart Road (one sign)
- Barrhead Road at Cowglen Golf Club (two signs)
- Garscube Road at Corn Street (one sign)
- Garscube Road at Sawmillfield Street (one sign)
- Garscube Road at Oakbank Industrial Estate entrance (one sign)
- Garscube Road at Oakbank Industrial Estate exit (one sign)
- Berkeley Street at Claremont Street (one sign)
- Scotland Street – car wash entrance (one sign)
- Scotland Street – car wash exit (one sign)
- Scotland Street – car park in/out (two signs)
Picture credit: Glasgow City Council