Lanark to biggar cycle route

Lanark to Biggar cycle route receives boost

New cycle lanes are to be installed between Lanark and Hyndford Bridge, thanks to funding from Sustainable Glasgow partner, SPT.

New signs, roadmarkings and coloured surfacing will be installed to highlight the route to both cyclists and drivers.

The lanes are the first phase of a project that will provide a new route between Lanark and Biggar and connect to the Tweed Cycleway.

A total of £50,000 will be spent on the new scheme following a successful funding bid from South Lanarkshire Council.

Chair of South Lanarkshire Council's Enterprise Resources Committee, Councillor Chris Thompson, said: "The road between Lanark and Biggar is already well used by cyclists and we hope that providing dedicated cycle facilities will further encourage cycling in the area.

"We have an ongoing commitment to encourage sustainable and active travel and are also keen on increasing the number of journeys made by cycling."

Vice chairman of SPT Denis McKenna added: "We want to encourage sustainable travel whenever possible and make it safe for cyclists and drivers to share the roadway.

"Cycling is a great way to get around - even if people leave the car at home just one day a week, it can make a great difference to easing congestion and reducing harmful exhaust emissions."