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South-West City Way

This new route provides 2 kilometres of urban segregated cycle route linking Pollokshields to the Tradeston footbridge in around eight minutes by bike, with only twelve minutes to the city centre.

The cycleway provides a defined cycle way on Shields  Road, Scotland Street and West Street segregated from other traffic making it ideal for cyclists of all abilities.

It provides a direct route to and from Pollokshields, Tradeston and Port Eglington to Shields Road and West Street Subway Stations, both  of which provide free cycle parking. This means you can  be on the train in minutes without the inconvenience of having to drive, park and pay.

Whether for work or pleasure, the route offers a pleasant way to the Tramway, Scottish Ballet, Maxwell Park, Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow City Centre, The SECC and Hydro, Sky Park, Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Park and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

All of these are within easy cycling distance of each other. Should you wish to go further, links to the National cycle Routes 7, 75 and 756 offer the potential.

The majority of the City Way consists of two-way cycle segregation. At certain sections there is a need to have shared surfaces. These are areas such as the Tradeston Bridge and some crossings.

Advisory cycle lanes or shared surfaces via less trafficked areas have been designated "Quietways".

These provide links to other cycle routes where further cycle improvements are planned.

pdf icon South-West City Way route map [986kb]

West City Way

The West City Way is Glasgow's first of many. City ways are those routes that radiate from the city centre which have busniness, cultural, educational and residential destinations along and in proximity to them. They are characterised by features such as segregated cycle lanes and links to the wider cycle network.

The route provides a safe cycleway from Kelvingrove Park at North Claremont Street in the west, to

Central Station in the City Centre. The route is largely segregated from the road by a raised kerb, making cycling safer for less experienced riders.

At signalised junctions, sensors trigger the cycle phases of the traffic lights where possible, allowing travel with reduced interruptions.

The most iconic element of the West City Way is the now completed Anderston footbridge that lay incomplete since the 1960s. The completed bridge is key in connecting the west of the city to the city centre.

The route also provides a link to the Clyde Walkway NCN 75 route via the Clydeside Expressway bridge, where it connects to the Clyde bridges for south bound travel.

On-street cycle parking is available at various locations along the route.

pdf icon West City Way route map [1Mb]

Cardonald - Linthaugh Road Quietway

Glasgow City Council completing the cycle route between the National Cycling Network (NCN) 7 at Linthaugh Road to Queensland Drive and the off road path over the motorway towards Cardonald Park to form a Quietway route between Linthaugh Road and Cardonald. 

This Quietway has been identified as key route and north south link between the NCN7 and the Clyde Tunnel via the New Queen Elizabeth University Campus Hospital.

The Clyde Tunnel connects back on to the NCN 7 offering a shorter alternate route avoiding the city centre. The route will also serve those commuting in and out of Paisley and Glasgow.

Quietway routes are those that travel mainly through residential areas, with on-road that are traffic calmed and off road sections that can include shared or segregated sections. These routes improve the legibility of a cycle route using signage, raised junctions, cycle markings, 20mph zones, contraflows, and signalised cycle priority junctions with Advanced Stop Lines.

A range of improvements to this road will benefit the wider community. Some of these measures have already been put into place earlier this year.

  • 20mph Speed Limit: The majority of roads in this proposal already have a 20mph speed limit and Tweedsmuir Road is classified as a 20s plenty zone.
  • Cycle Contra-flow: Cardonald Place Road has been designated as a contra-flow where cycles can travel against the flow of traffic. Parking restrictions have been put in place to avoid vehicles parking in the contra-flow lane.
  • Signalised Junction: Signalised crossing at Paisley West Road with Advanced Stop Lines (ASL). This includes a priority crossing signal for the contra-flow cycle lane.
  • Off road path re-surfacing and widening:  The path at Crookston Wood currently has poor surface and is narrow. It is proposed that this path is widened to 3 metres and resurfaced. Dropped kerbs would be installed on Linthaugh Road to allow smooth access.
  • Raised Junctions: Raised junctions/ tables bring the road up to level with the path to create a shared area. This allows pedestrians to cross the road more easily while also slowing down traffic as they ramp up. These are proposed throughout the route.
  • Junction Realignment 1: Overall there will be two junction realignments. The first is for Dryburn road to filter onto Gladsmuir Road reducing two junctions down to one at Tweedsmuir Road. 
  • Junction Realignment 2: The Second realignment is Allanton road at Kingsland Drive. This proposal is to tighten the access as it is currently 99 metres wide. This will reduce the speed of turning traffic and reduce the distance that a pedestrian has to cross the road. Access to driveways will be maintained.
  • Removal of double mini roundabout: It is proposed that the double roundabout will be removed on Allanton Drive and the foot path will be built out to make the road consistent.
  • On-Carriage way cycle logos and signage: Cycle logos can be situated in the centre of each traffic lane alongside the 20mph logos. This is to promote that cycling has a right to be on the road. Alongside directional signage this will give cyclists piece of mind that they are going the correct way.
  • Speed Cushions: Tweedsmuir Road is a wide and straight road which promotes speed. Traffic calming in the form of speed cushions can deter this and is proposed for this small section.   

pdf icon Cardonald - Linthaugh Road Quietway route map 1 [227kb]
pdf icon Cardonald - Linthaugh Road Quietway route map 2 [227kb]



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