GLASGOW City Council has secured £5.2million towards projects to improve active travel and public transport.
Sustainable transport funding from various sources includes £1.35million from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport to enhance the city’s bus infrastructure
Transport Scotland’s Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes fund has awarded the city £2.75million and the Paths for All: Smarter Choices, Smarter Places scheme is providing £683,000.
The money will go towards providing more safe cycle routes, including extensions to the South West City — to Pollok Park — and the East City Way, currently on site at Mount Vernon.
It will also pay for improvements in Woodside where new pedestrian footways and segregated cycle lanes are being provided.
Nearly £200,000 from the Energy Savings Trust will allow the number of electric bikes provided through the nextbike hire scheme to be doubled. Re-charging facilities will be installed at 16 more nextbike stations. An initial fleet of 63 e-bikes, with 21 charging stations, was introduced in October last year.
Air Quality Action Plan funding of £282,000 will contribute to cycle parking projects including secure on-street parking, shelters at schools and bike parking facilities at tower blocks.