Glasgow to get £6.5m segregated cycle route
Alex Bowden August 13 2016
A new £6.5m segregated cycle route has been given the go-ahead in Glasgow. The 3km-long South City Way is set for completion in summer 2018.
The Scotsman reports that the new route, which will run between Queen’s Park and the Merchant City, has won £3.25m of the Scottish Government’s Community Links Plus funding – a sum that will be matched by Glasgow City Council.
Announcing the funding, minister for transport Humza Yousaf said Glasgow City Council had shown real ambition and a clear vision of how to improve conditions for people who choose to walk or cycle along what is a major commuter route. “Transport Scotland supports projects which take active travel to the next level and this project will certainly do that by encouraging more people to make everyday journeys by foot or by bike,” he said.