New £6.5m cycle path approved for the Southside

Victoria Road from Queens Park (image by Graeme Maclean used under Creative Commons licence)
Victoria Road from Queens Park (image by Graeme Maclean used under Creative Commons licence)

There was good news for the city’s cyclists today with the announcement that Glasgow’s South City Way proposal has been successful in obtaining full funding. The route will offer a safe and comfortable walking and cycling route between Queen’s Park and the City Centre.

The 3 km corridor will support the ongoing regeneration of the surrounding area while promoting active travel.

The new route will be linked to a network of existing walking and cycle routes spanning the city and surrounding areas, helping make walking and cycling the most convenient modes of transport over short distances.

£3.25 million will be made available from the Scottish Government’s Community Links Plus fund which will be matched by £3.25 million from Glasgow City Council to take the project through to completion.

Artist's impression of the new road layout

Artist’s impression of the new road layout

This is part of a wider plan to continue to expand Glasgow’s Cycle Network. It is also hoped the project will contribute to the redevelopment of Victoria Road.

Glasgow’s ambitions to become a cycle friendly city began through its first City Ways routes with the opening of the West City Way and the South West City Way.

Glasgow City Council say the South City Way will be integrated with modern public transport hubs with improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. As part of the plan, the streetscape of Gorbals Street may also be improved.

The proposed route of the South City Way (image: Glasgow City Council)

The proposed route of the South City Way (image: Glasgow City Council)

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