Pop up bus lanes planned for seven streets in Glasgow

City council given £1m funding boost for bus lane project.

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Seven pop up bus lanes will be developed in Glasgow following a £1m funding boost for the city council.

The temporary infrastructure, which will include upgrades to road traffic signals, is intended to improve journey times and the reliability of bus services.

The bus lanes have been earmarked for several streets, including stretches of the Springburn Expressway, King George V Bridge, Bothwell Street, Renfrew Street, Paisley Road West at Bellahouston Park, Barrhead Road and Braidcraft Road.

A reduction in bus journey times during the morning and evening rush hour is being targeted where measures are introduced.

Councillor Anna Richardson, convener for sustainability and carbon reduction said: “We recognise the importance of public transport in our city and it is vitally important that bus services are maintained through the pandemic.

“This funding will provide support where it is needed the most and by giving buses priority, cut journey times and increase service reliability which is excellent news for passengers.”

The £1m funding was awarded to Glasgow City Council as part of a joint bid from eight local authorities for financial support from the Bus Priority Rapid Deployment Fund.

A total of £1.8m was awarded that will support public transport in the area.

Projects outside of Glasgow that will benefit from the fund include pop-up bus lanes in Clarkston, Renfrew, Giffnock and Clydebank.

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