Glasgow poised for month-long cycle campaign

A MONTH-long campaign to encourage people in Glasgow to bicycle more is about to launch.

Says Glasgow City Council, of the campaign called Cycle September, here: “Last year, more than 51,000 riders from almost 7,000 businesses took part in [the campaign] Love to Ride, including over 5,500 people who were new to riding. They hopped on their bikes, logged their rides, encouraged their friends and family to join, and won amazing prizes for their efforts.”

It continues: “For Cycle September, it doesn’t matter if you ride every day or if you haven’t been on a bike in years. Love to Ride are behaviour change experts who have helped over 625,000 people worldwide get into biking, including over 146,000 new riders who report having never ridden a bike or only ridden a few times in the last year.”

Last year, a consultation was launched, on proposals (announced, here) to create 270km of high-quality cycleways and improved footways along main roads in the city.

Pictured: Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland