Funding boost for Glasgow cycling infrastructure plans

A PROGRAMME to install more dedicated cycling, walking and wheeling infrastructure in Glasgow has been awarded just over £2m in funding, to move things forward.

Says the city council, the funding – from walking and cycling charity, Sustrans – will bring “further clarity to the network’s overall route map and [create] more detailed plans for sections of the network in north and inner-south Glasgow”.

Sustrans’ Places for Everyone fund is financed by the Scottish Government.

It is envisaged that a sizeable chunk of the £2m will be spent on the design stages of the infrastructure.

Says the council, here: “A £180k portion of the grant will also support the development of concept designs for the Yorkhill to Anderston [west of the city centre] ‘Liveable Neighbourhood’, which will allow for further engagement with the community on how local streets can be designed to encourage people to see active travel as their first choice for transport.”

Pictured: cycling infrastructure on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland