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Glasgow to open new cycle route with a day of celebrations

Glaswegians are being given the chance to paint a cycle lane on Saturday (18 September) as part of a day of events to promote a new walking and cycling route.

The Bridge to Nowhere project, supported by Sustrans, will link Kelvingrove Park to National Cycle Network 75 along the Clyde, and complete the Bridge to Nowhere at Anderston. It will provide a new two-lane segregated cycle-way along Berkeley Street and Waterloo Street.

The route is being jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.

As part of European Mobility Week, a European-wide event to promote active and sustainable travel, Glasgow City Council and Sustrans are closing Elderslie Street on Saturday between 9am and 5pm for a series of events, including information on the Connect2 project and sustainable travel, live music between 10 and 4, the painting of the cycleway and a led cycle ride from Kelvingrove Park to the Marquees at Anderston (starting at 1pm).

Rowena Colpitts, scheme manager for Sustrans said, “As well as completing the now iconic ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ this project will really improve walking and cycling in Glasgow, providing a link up to Kelvingrove Park from the city centre and NCN75, the route that links Glasgow to Edinburgh.

“At the moment, the junction at Anderston is very difficult to cross for pedestrians and cyclists alike so completing this bridge will make a real difference and the two-way segregated cycle lanes along the route will make it much easier for cyclists to get into the city centre.”

Cllr Jim Coleman, Glasgow City Council’s Executive member for Land and Environmental Services said: “This route is one of a number of improvements to walking and cycling facilities that Glasgow City Council is supporting, helping to make our city safer and easier to get around by bike or on foot.

“Painting the cycle lane onto Elderslie Road is a great way of showing potential users the improvements this project will deliver when it is completed.”

More information on getting around Glasgow and European Mobility Week in the city is available at www.glasgow.gov.uk/transport
 

Lifelong lover of most things cycling-related, from Moulton Mini adventures in the 70s to London bike messengering in the 80s, commuting in the 90s, mountain biking in the noughties and road cycling throughout. Editor of Simpson Magazine (www.simpsonmagazine.cc).