Following the recent introduction of pop-up cycle lanes across Glasgow including Bilsland Drive in Ruchill, the north of the city is set to further benefit, with new active travel routes planned for nearby Hawthorn Street.
These temporary cycle lanes will be created as part of our Spaces for People programme which is providing additional space for physical distancing to protect public health and suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.
The Hawthorn Street pop-ups, which will stretch from Balmore Road up to Memel St/Elmvale Street, linking to the shared path toward Springburn Shopping Centre; will run in both directions and benefit from soft segregation where possible.
These temporary measures aim to increase the practicality and attractiveness of active travel for everyday journeys, especially commuting, and encourage those who haven't previously considered cycling to give it a go.
Supported by funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People will see temporary infrastructure measures introduced across Glasgow to provide extra space for people to walk, wheel or cycle as COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.
Under the Spaces for People programme, we have created temporary pop-ups at Broomielaw, Dumbreck Road, London Road (Phase 1 and Phase 2), Great Western Road (Duntreath Avenue to Lincoln Avenue), Gorbals Street, Cumbernauld Road and Provanmill Road - with many more planned for the future.
Full details can be found here.
Don't have access to a cycle? Why not consider Glasgow's hugely popular cycle hire scheme? Operated by nextbike on behalf of the council, now is the ideal opportunity to try this popular mode of travel, with a promotional offer of 30 mins free standard hire for every rental.
Until March 2021, for casual users of the scheme, every rental under 30 minutes duration is free of charge, and for existing subscribers, this has been extended to the first 60 minutes of any hire. There is no limit on the number of times the offer can be used by a person. Find out more here.