Existing cycle lanes on Corkerhill Road are set to benefit from the installation of soft segregation as part of our Spaces for People programme which is providing additional space for physical distancing to help suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.
The cycle lanes which run in both directions on Corkerhill Road will see soft segregation fitted where possible on stretches between Linthaugh Road and Aros Drive.
These 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. They will also discourage vehicles from parking in the cycle lanes, leaving them free for cycling as intended.
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-up cycle lanes at Broomielaw, Dumbreck Road, London Road (Phase 1 and Phase 2), Great Western Road (Duntreath Avenue to Lincoln Avenue), Gorbals Street, Cumbernauld Road, Provanmill Road, Hawthorn Street and Bilsland Drive - with many more planned for the future.
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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.
Work starts to add soft segregation on 16 September 2020, with an anticipated completion date of 2 October 2020.