Glasgow Bike Hire Scheme Hits 2.5million Hires

Glasgow’s OVO Bikes hire scheme has pedal powered its way to 2.5 million journeys with use of the service shooting up in the past two years. The rapid growth in the bike hire scheme has gone hand in hand with a significant expansion of the hire network, which is now well beyond the original target […]

Shawlands Bike Bus traffic light technology wins UK prize

The innovative traffic light technology that helps Shawlands Bike Bus safely navigate a busy Southside junction has won a national award. The Ultra Smart Cycle System, which gives the lead rider of the bike bus temporary control of the traffic lights at Shawlands Cross, scooped the top prize for an ‘Exemplary Approach to Active Travel […]

Active travel plans in Glasgow receive £8.6m funding boost

Plans to support active travel in Glasgow have received an £8.6m funding boost. The funding award will go towards a range of measures that include building more active travel infrastructure across the city, expanding the city’s bike hire network, improving crossing facilities for the visually impaired and developing resident’s cycling skills. The £8.6m award draws […]

£2.3m funding boost from SPT to encourage sustainable travel

A bid to Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has secured funding of £2.3m for Glasgow projects that encourage people to make more sustainable travel choices. The funding will be used to deliver bus infrastructure improvements and network enhancements as well as boosting the recording of active travel levels across our network. Glasgow’s Transport Strategy has set […]

Glasgow City Councils gears up for LEZ

With enforcement of Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) just one month away, the City Council is people are being urged to know its requirements and to plan ahead. Glasgow’s LEZ, which effectively excludes the most polluting vehicles from our city centre, protects public health by tackling unacceptably high levels of harmful air pollution that have […]

Funding boost to develop Eastern Springburn active travel route in Glasgow

A project to reduce flood risk and deliver greenspace improvements in Springburn will be enhanced by an £89,500 award from the Places for Everyone programme to fund the design of a complementary active travel route. A new east-west link connecting Red Road with Broomfield Road would encourage more walking, wheeling, and cycling in the area, […]

Route map unveiled for active travel City Network in Glasgow

A street-by-street guide that shows how Glasgow’s City Network for active travel will be built has been unveiled. The final delivery plan for the City Network sets out in detail how the council will prioritise its effort to add almost 270km of safer, segregated active routes for walking, wheeling and cycling to 300km of existing […]

£3.6m boost for active travel in Glasgow

Projects that encourage walking, wheeling and cycling in Glasgow are to receive a £3.6m cash injection after the city’s council secured funding from Places for Everyone – an active travel infrastructure programme funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans. The funding will help progress a range of projects including the Govan City Network […]

Glasgow prepares for Low Emission Zone enforcement

With enforcement of Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone just around the corner, activity is underway to prepare the city for its operation and to raise awareness of how it will work, according to Glasgow City Council. From 1 June, all vehicles entering the zone area must meet the less-polluting emission standards or face a penalty charge. […]


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