WORK is to start soon on a a new, two-way cycle lane on Cambridge Street in Glasgow City Centre.
Glasgow City Council state that the measures aim to increase the practicality of active travel for everyday essential journeys, especially commuting, during the pandemic, and encourage those who haven’t previously considered cycling to give it a go.
The existing (advisory) uni-directional cycle lanes will be replaced with a mandatory two-way cycle lane with soft segregation on the western side of Cambridge Street.
The route will go from Cowcaddens Road to Sauchiehall Street. Cambridge Street will also be reduced to one lane in each direction.
Work is expected to begin on 15 March and last until 5 April.
The project is part of the Spaces for People programme which is providing additional space for physical distancing whilst out walking, wheeling and cycling during the pandemic.
Disabled parking provision will be maintained in full, with one of the bays currently available on the west side of Cambridge Street, relocated on to nearby Renfrew Street.
Cambridge Street is already in the programme for getting an active travel makeover as part of the Underline project in the Avenues programme although work on that is not expected to start until January next year and take around 18 months to complete.