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Kelvingrove: Kelvin Way


Following an independent review in September 2021 which considered whether long-term sustainability and active travel benefits could be realised by retaining measures - all Spaces for People cycle lanes, including the one noted below will become permanent.


 Kelvin Way

Work Start Date:

 15 September 2020

Expected Work Completion Date:

 29 September 2020


Installation of soft segregated cycle route


To encourage uptake of active travel as COVID-19 restrictions ease


Kelvin Way will soon see the introduction of a pop-up cycle lane and the installation of attractive planters as part of a revised road layout.

Fully closed to vehicle traffic since the height of the lockdown as part of our Spaces for People programme to enable safer physical distancing for those exercising in and around Kelvingrove Park; the tree-lined thoroughfare has proved very popular with walkers, wheelers and cyclists.

Keen to ensure that this space continues to be enjoyed for active travel whilst enabling access for all into the recently re-opened Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, in addition to installing a cycle lane along part of the route, a stretch of Kelvin Way will be re-opened to vehicle traffic.

Vehicles will be directed toward the museum car park entrance when turning off Sauchiehall Street, and won't be able to progress any further along Kelvin Way. Exit from the museum car park will be via a separate route.

The remainder of Kelvin Way between the museum car park entrance and University Avenue will remain closed to traffic, continuing to be exclusively for walkers, wheelers and cyclists.

The new cycle lane which will be located at the Sauchiehall Street end of Kelvin Way, will be bi-directional and fitted with soft segregation. Lining this part of the road will be distinctive black and white zicla planters as well as the traditional wooden versions, to enhance local amenity and enjoyment of the space.

This more structured approach to the use of Kelvin Way particularly with the introduction of a pop-up cycle lane, is expected to balance the needs of all road users and ensure that the space available is used appropriately.

Indicative Images, Flythrough Visualisation and Sustrans Video: 

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