Proposal for cycle village in the west end

Proposals are in place to introduce Glasgow’s first cycling village in the area around Finnieston in the west end, and further improve the public realm for visitors and residents. Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council want to create a more attractive ‘gateway’ to the area for people arriving from the SEC and Hydro, as well as creating new cycle routes to link up with three, existing national routes, through Kelvingrove Park, along the Clyde side and the West City Way.

The cycle paths would be on St Vincent Crescent, Minerva and Corunna Street at the pedestrian tunnel linking Finnieston to the SEC and Hydro.

The community council said: “Our vision for Yorkhill, Kelvingrove and Finnieston is that our streets will be a safe and attractive place for visitors and residents to discover and enjoy; where the needs of pedestrians and cyclists are considered a priority, where people are able to move around easily between their homes, transport hubs, community facilities and local businesses.

“We strongly believe our residents and visitors should be able to access all of our services and attractions, through a series of connected, protected cycle lanes, which link to the national infrastructure.

“To achieve this vision, we are pursuing ways to improve our streetscapes, to provide cycling facilities (including connections to promoted cycle routes), to assist navigation, to enhance our architectural heritage, and to introduce green elements to our local environment.

“Working with Sustrans and Glasgow City Council, our efforts have already resulted in:

– Improvements to a number of roads and footways, making them safer for pedestrians and novice cyclists
– A signage audit has been conducted with a view to improving directional signage
– Recently installed in our community are 2 new Nextbike stations, bringing the total number to 5
– The installation of a number of cycle stands for secure parking
– Two on-street bike pumps have been funded by Balfour Beatty
– During April 2018 to March 2019, we will conduct a feasibility study to understand how cyclists navigate our community to identify new routes for infrastructure improvements.”

The initial public consultation will occur at ‘Bike for Good’, 65 Haugh Rd, Glasgow G3 8TX.

Saturday 9th June – 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 13th June – 3pm to 8pm

You can view the initial cycle village proposal here.