Over £2m funding set to transform Glasgow's cycle path routes

The money is set to help the city in a bid to create 270km of routes for cyclists.

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More than £2m funding is to be used to build more cycle paths in Glasgow as the bid to create 270km of routes across the city continues.

Councillors agreed to accept £2.1m funding, which will be used to produce designs for cycling infrastructure in Glasgow North and the inner south of the city among other measures.

Last week the City Administration Committee accepted the cash from the Sustrans Places for Everyone Fund with most of the money going towards the creation of the ‘city network’ active travel paths.

Speaking at the meeting, Councillor Angus Millar said the bulk of the funding will “support the next stages of development of the city network” including the “overarching delivery route map for the city” and “development of more detailed concept designs” for the north and inner south areas.

He said the work will allow the council to “identify routes and options and undertake  more detailed concept design work to enable the introduction of high quality cycling networks alongside enhanced pedestrian infrastructure and public realm.”

As well as the money going towards active travel designs for the two sections of the city, £590,000 would be spent on a route map for the city network cycling ways.

And £180,000 would be allocated to create concept designs for the Yorkhill to Anderston ‘liveable neighbourhood’ plan.

Certain projects in Yorkhill and Anderston will be taken forward in consultation with “key internal stakeholders” and local councillors according to a council report.

Liveable neighbourhood plans aim to ensure residents in Glasgow can reach services in their local area by active travel or public transport within 20 minutes.

The goal is to reduce car journeys as part of a bid to lower carbon emissions.

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