Work will take place today to create peak hour pop-up bus lanes on Springburn Road to improve bus journey time and reliability.
The new city centre bound temporary lanes will be created using Bus Priority Rapid Deployment funding which is seeing a series of measures implemented to give priority to buses at key points across Glasgow's road network. It follows on from pop-ups recently implemented on Barrhead Road, Paisley Road West and in the city centre (Bothwell Street and Renfrew Street).
It is intended that the temporary infrastructure delivered through the programme, which will also include upgrades to road traffic signals - will improve journey times and the reliability of bus services which will be of particular benefit to those using public transport during COVID-19. It is also anticipated that that the new infrastructure will support the bus industry by incentivising bus trips ahead of private car, and in doing so help protect air quality.
Work to install the new bus lanes is anticipated to take place today (10 May 2021), with the new infrastructure expected to be in place for 18 months.
£1m in funding was awarded to Glasgow City as part of a joint bid from eight local authorities in the Glasgow City Region for financial support from Transport Scotland's Bus Priority Rapid Deployment Fund.
A total of £1.8m was awarded to the Glasgow City Region Transport Transition Plan Group for a range of measures that will support public transport in the area. Projects outwith Glasgow City that will benefit from the fund include pop-up bus lanes in Clarkston, Renfrew, Giffnock and Clydebank. Many of the routes identified lead into Glasgow City.