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Traffic Management / Parking FAQs

Do I need an access permit for me/my car if I live on the race route? What if I lose it?

There will be no parking on the race route. If your street can only be accessed directly from the race course and you require your vehicle on event days, you should make alternative arrangements.

Additionally, if you have accessibility issues or have secure off-street private parking, please contact us by email to getreadyglasgow@glasgow.gov.uk or by telephone 0141 287 1118 to discuss alternative arrangements

If you lose your permit please contact us by email to getreadyglasgow@glasgow.gov.uk or by telephone 0141 287 1118.

I have a residents' parking permit - is it valid for somewhere else?

If you live on the race route or your road will be blocked and you need access to your car before, during or after the race please ensure it is parked in an area unaffected by the parking and traffic management restrictions.

You will be able to park in any other Resident Parking Zones within the city using your current residents permit.

When do the restrictions come into place?

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders which outline when restrictions come into place are available on the Get Ready Glasgow home page.

What if I park my car out with the race route, away from its normal position outside my house, and something happens to it - damaged for instance? Is the Council liable?

No - Councils are not responsible for damage occurred to vehicles whilst parked on the public road network.

I have a secure parking space in city centre or other location - what happens if I need my vehicle?

If you have a secured parking space in, for instance, an underground car park which is affected by the race, you will be allocated, free of charge, a space in one of City Parking's car parks or within a temporary location on event days.

Affected residents will be able to have their ticket validated where necessary.

I have mobility issues and need my car at my home - what if I need to use my car on race days?

If you have accessibility issues, please contact us by email to getreadyglasgow@glasgow.gov.uk or by telephone 0141 287 1118 to discuss alternative arrangements. If you know that you will require to make a critical journey on the day of an event, please contact us ahead of time by email to getreadyglasgow@glasgow.gov.uk or by telephone 0141 287 1118 to make appropriate arrangements.

I usually have a carer visit me daily. Can they still get access?

Care services and home care providers will make alternative arrangements ahead of the event. If there are any changes to your service, they will be in touch.

What should I do if I need to access my car in an emergency?

Should there be an unforeseen circumstance on the day of an event and you need to access your car for an emergency, please contact 0141 287 1118 to discuss arrangements.

If my car is left on the street that's on the race route, when the restrictions come in to force, will it be towed?

Yes, if your vehicle is on a street being used for the race or closed due to the event it will be removed by the council to an alternative location.

If my car's been towed how do I get it back?

Any vehicle removed will be moved to the next available free space, usually on the next street over. Details of where these cars have been relocated to will be held by event control and Police Scotland. These vehicles will not be ticketed.

Where will the spectator buses park?

There is no specific area for spectator buses, parking will be arranged by the bus companies independently.

What disabled spaces are affected? Where are ones that can still be used?

All disabled spaces on the race routes will be affected. Disabled spaces out with the Cycling Time Trial route will be available as normal. In addition, Blue Badge Holders can park in any pay and display parking bay without charge.

I usually come in to park in the city centre or town centre for work/shopping? Where can I park on race day?

We are encouraging shoppers, visitors and spectators to use public transport wherever possible to come into the city centre or town centre, using Park and Ride and the subway. This will be the easiest and most convenient way to get around the city centre that day. There will be access to car parks out with the race route but traffic flow is likely to be disrupted and slow moving due to the race and we would urge you to choose public transport to get in and out of the city centre.

Are there any taxi ranks affected? If so, will there be temporary ones in place and where?

The only permanently relocated taxi rank will be the rank at George Square which will be moved to St Vincent Place. During the cycling races on the 5, 8 and 12 August any taxi ranks on closed routes will be unavailable and relocated where possible.

Will there be designated crossing points on the route of the Cycling Road Race and Cycling Time Trial?

The will be various pedestrian crossing points available along the route of the Cycling Road Race and Time Trial events. There will be approximately 55 controlled crossing points, predominantly across the city centre.

There will be emergency vehicle crossing points along the route of the Cycling Road Race and Time Trial routes. These will be for use of Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. General vehicles will not be permitted to cross the route at any point.

Should there be an unforeseen circumstance on the day of an event and you need to access your car for an emergency, please contact 0141 287 1118 to discuss arrangements. 

 

 

 

 

 

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