PEOPLE-Friendly Travel Schemes To Progress

17 June, 2022 | Active Travel, Public Transport, Public Realm

GLASGOW City Council will have almost £13million from external sources to invest in sustainable transport projects over the next year.

The money includes £6.6million distributed via active travel organisation Sustrans; £1,510,000 from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), plus allocations from two Scottish Government funds — Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes (£4million) and Paths for All: Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (£553,000).

A report updating councillors explains that the funding will deliver a range of projects, including:

• Work to make the city’s Spaces for People infrastructure permanent

Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Cycling Village project;

• Progression of the Battlefield Street Design project (now known as Connecting Battlefield).

Parts of Finnieston is included in the Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Cycling Village Project

The report continues: “These projects will rebalance our streets to enable increased opportunities for walking, wheeling and cycling whilst also encouraging, motivating and supporting change through:

• Increasing the provision of safe walking and cycle routes;

• Delivering area-wide improvements in some parts of the City;

• Improving permeability to encourage active travel;

• Providing widened and improvement of footways;

• Creating high quality public spaces;

• Ensure support to communities and key partners to enable behaviour change.”

Funding secured via SPT will be used on a variety of projects to enhance bus infrastructure including improvement works on Renfield Street and the development of design options for Hope Street.

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