The amount of cyclists in Glasgow increases by 300% in three years

An important active travel route in Glasgow has been praised for improving the number of cyclists on the road.

The Garscube Road route has seen a massive rise in a short space of time.

It has has gone from seeing around 939 cyclists per week in 2019 to 3,416 per week in 2022. The route forms a connection for walkers, wheelers, and cyclists between the city centre and the Forth and Clyde Canal paths.

Following the addition of the Spaces for People measures in place on Cambridge St, it’s now possible to cycle along segregated cycle paths from the north of the city directly onto the pedestrian precinct at Sauchiehall Street.

A new pedestrian crossing was also on Garscube Road close to Abercorn Secondary School along with new footpaths along the length of the route.

The Garscube Road route was created as part of the Connecting Woodside project with the aim to build segregated cycleways and quiet ways that provide alternative routes to busy main streets between Possil Road in the north to Charing Cross and Woodlands to the South and Kelvinbridge in the west.

Davina Bright, Senior Grant Advisor for Sustrans said: “We’re delighted to see such a huge increase in cyclists along Garscube Road over the last few years because this key active travel route.

“Delivered as part of the Connecting Woodside project, the traffic-free segregated design of the route not only helps make everyday journeys to and from the city centre safer for residents and commuters, it also boosts health and area attractiveness for those in the north and west of the city. We’re excited for more of the project to come!”


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