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Improvements to Cambridge St Cycling Lanes Starting Soon

Published: 2 March 2021


We'll soon be starting work on Cambridge Street to enhance existing active travel infrastructure with the addition of a new, two-way cycle lane complete with soft segregation.

Cambridge St

This city centre project is part of our Spaces for People programme which is providing additional space for physical distancing whilst out walking, wheeling and cycling during COVID-19. These new measures on Cambridge Street specifically aim to increase the practicality of active travel for everyday essential journeys, especially commuting, and encourage those who haven't previously considered cycling to give it a go.

The new infrastructure will be created by replacing the existing (advisory) uni-directional cycle lanes into a mandatory two-way cycle lane on the western side of Cambridge Street.  

Additionally, and in anticipation of the forthcoming Underline project as part of the City Deal 'Avenues' programme, Cambridge Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Further Details

  • Disabled parking provision will be maintained in full, with one of the bays currently available on the west side of Cambridge Street, relocated onto nearby Renfrew Street.
  • Parking provision (metered and residential) is to be retained although it is proposed to mark out parking bays using lining.
  • Existing loading facilities are not expected to be affected.

Full details of the enhancements to the cycle lanes on Cambridge Street can be found in the programme details area of our website.

Spaces for People

Supported by funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans ScotlandSpaces for People is seeing temporary infrastructure measures introduced across Glasgow to provide extra space for active travel as COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

Under the Spaces for People programme, we have added segregation to existing cycle lanes at Clarence Drive and Corkerhill Road. We have also created brand-new temporary pop-up cycle lanes at Clyde Street/BroomielawDumbreck Road, London Road (Phase 1 and Phase 2), Great Western Road (Duntreath Avenue to Lincoln Avenue)Gorbals StreetCumbernauld RoadProvanmill RoadBilsland DriveHawthorn Street, Kelvin Way, Brockburn Road and Braidcraft Road - with more planned in the coming months.

Implementing Spaces for People Measures

Spaces for People measures are being implemented so that everyone can walk, wheel and cycle around their local area safely whilst keeping to physical distancing requirements.

To manage how our roads are used, the council ordinarily use Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) - a lengthy process that requires public consultation. The Scottish Government has however identified COVID-19 as a danger to the public and as such is one of those circumstances where local authorities can use temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs) to introduce temporary measures.

TTROs require no prior consultation and are relatively flexible so there is the potential for the council to assess and put in place temporary measures relatively quickly and responsively.


Work on the pop-up lanes will start on or around 22 March 2021 (following earlier carriageway re-surfacing) and is due for completion within 2-3 weeks. This temporary infrastructure will be in place for a minimum period of 10 weeks, and reviewed in line with the Scottish Government's COVID-19: Framework for Decision Making - Scotland's Route Map through and out of the crisis.

Detailed Map:

pdf icon Cambridge St cycle lanes map [527kb]

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