Glasgow: Hundreds of speeding offences detected by new M8 cameras

Safety Cameras Scotland has revealed that 745 offences have been recorded since new speed cameras were installed on the M8 in Glasgow on April 2. The Glasgow Times previously reported that the temporary cameras are enforcing a 40mph speed limit on part of the motorway. They are situated on the M80 southbound at Junction 1, leading onto the M8 westbound, […]

Scottish Government urged to halt LEZ introduction

There are calls for the Scottish Government to “pause and review” plans to introduce low emission zones in Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, as official figures show air quality levels are within legal limits in all three cities. The Scottish Mail on Sunday quotes Scotland’s transport spokesman Graham Simpson as saying: “The Scottish Government’s own data […]

Glasgow’s Car Share Club Set To Double In Size

Glasgow’s pay-as-you-go car share club is set to double in size as part of a renewed deal with service provider Co Wheels. With Co Wheels contracted to deliver the service over the next five years, the scheme is aiming to deliver a 100% increase in the availability of electric and hybrid cars for members to […]

Glasgow’s ULEZ effectiveness questioned as pollution levels rise

New figures suggest pollution levels of gases linked to traffic rose by about 10% in the centre of Glasgow after the introduction of a ULEZ scheme a year ago. The Telegraph reports Nitrogen dioxide levels in the city’s Hope Street, which has repeatedly had the country’s worst air quality, were measured at an average of […]

New night bus network announced for Glasgow

First Bus has announced the formation of a new night bus network in collaboration with McGill’s Group to ensure the continuation of Glasgow’s nighttime services moving forward. The city’s largest bus operator will operate four night bus routes between 12:45am and 3am on Friday and Saturday nights while McGill’s Group will take on a further […]

Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone now in force

Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone is now in force. The City Council says the scheme, which effectively excludes the most polluting vehicles from the city centre, “protects public health by tackling unacceptably high levels of harmful air pollution that have stubbornly persisted in areas of the zone”. All vehicles entering Glasgow’s LEZ now must meet the […]

Section of M8 could be downgraded to “boulevard”

A section of the M8 motorway that runs through the centre of Glasgow could eventually be downgraded to a ‘boulevard’. STV news reports councillors have agreed to look at reducing the impact the motorway has on the city, so parts of the motorway in Glasgow may also become subject to the city’s low emission zone […]

Scottish LEZ projects “already cost £36m”

Preparation work for Low Emission Zones in four cities in Scotland has cost £36 million before any of them are up and running. The Scottish Daily Express reports the schemes being set up in Glasgow (pictured), Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee have run up costs for grants given to councils to help them run their schemes […]

Glasgow sets out plans to implement citywide 20mph speed limit

Glasgow has set out plans to implement a citywide 20 mile per hour mandatory speed limit aimed at boosting road safety and encouraging active travel. The City Council’s Environment and Liveable Neighbourhoods Committee heard that a roll-out of 20 mph speed limits across the majority of Glasgow’s roads will be delivered over the next 18 […]

Glasgow’s city centre transport plan revealed

A report on the final version of Glasgow’s City Centre Transport Plan – and the public consultation that informed it – has been presented to a council committee. The key proposals include a People First Zone – bounded by Hope Street, Cowcaddens Road, North Hanover / Glassford Street and Howard Street. In this zone, people […]

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