Glasgow’s traffic signals hit by ‘power spike’

Road-users in Glasgow have been warned to take care after a fault knocked out traffic lights in many areas.  Glasgow City Council said that a “power spike” in the early hours of Sunday morning had affected sets of lights “across the city”, posing a danger at junctions and on the roads.  Around 70 sets of traffic […]

Pavement parking: Glasgow drivers served notice

More than 750 warning notices have been issued to Glasgow drivers parking dangerously ahead of the introduction of illegal pavement parking fines later this year, says the Glasgow Times. The introduction of these fines could be enforced in Glasgow as early as September this year according to a report presented to members of the environment […]

4,000 city streets in Glasgow set for a safer 20mph speed limit

The speed limit on almost 4,000 Glasgow streets is set to be lowered to 20mph. The proposed changes, which follow an in-depth analysis of the city’s road network, supports the National Strategy for 20mph which will see the rollout of this safer speed limit in built up areas across Scotland. With 340km of streets including […]

Thousands of Glasgow roads to have speed limit cut

Thousands of roads in Glasgow are set to have the speed limit cut from 30mph to 20mph under a plan to “create safer streets”. A consultant employed by Glasgow City Council has proposed reducing the limit on 3,868 streets across the city. After assessing over 5,700 streets, it has also been recommended that all 1,400 […]

Pilot bid to give free public transport to 1000 people in Glasgow

A pilot scheme in Glasgow could see 1,000 people given free access to public transport for nine weeks. Glasgow City Council has procured support to develop the pilot, which would assess whether a wider, more permanent roll-out should be considered. It is believed providing free public transport could help the city reduce inequality and achieve its net-zero […]

Views sought on Glasgow’s updated Air Quality Action Plan

Glasgow has set out refreshed plans to reduce levels of air pollution across the city, with feedback encouraged through public consultation. The draft Air Quality Action Plan updates the actions the council will take over the next five years to minimise emissions from road traffic – the main source of the harmful pollutant, nitrogen dioxide. Whilst Glasgow’s air […]

Final phase of Glasgow Transport Strategy approved

Glasgow’s plans for a reshaped transport network that tackles carbon emissions and inequalities can now be prepared for delivery after a crucial element of the city’s transport strategy was approved by the council’s City Administration Committee. The Glasgow Transport Strategy is set to play a central role in the fight against climate change but also […]

‘Big Year’ for active travel in Glasgow in 2024

An extensive programme of active travel infrastructure that will see twelve projects completed or started in 2024 has been outlined at the council’s Environment and Liveable Neighbourhoods City Policy Committee. The 12 projects will all contribute to the effort to create a City Network for active travel that will add 270km of safer, segregated routes […]

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 […]


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