Glasgow bidding for £12 million to convert the city into a mini-Holland

Glasgow bidding for £12 million to convert the city into a mini-Holland

Plans to cycle-proof areas of the city with Sustrans Scotland cash Glasgow is bidding for £12 million to convert the city into a mini-Holland – with the results of the second round of the competition to be revealed next week.

The council has submitted two proposals to Sustrans Scotland’s grants programme – with two, in Woodside and Govanhill, both successful in going into consideration for round three of the bidding process.

The projects will contribute to Scotland’s aim of having 10 per cent of journeys by bike by 2020, and include segregated cycle lanes that integrate Woodlands with the programmed improvements to Sauchiehall Street.

There would also be a major redesign of St George’s Cross with better cycle crossings and secure parking at the subway station.

Councillor Martin McElroy, Glasgow City Council cycling spokesman, told the Evening Times (link is external) : "The plans are a credit to the officers who have led us through the bid process.

"Unfortunately in Glasgow the car is still king. It is going to take a lot of investment in infrastructure to change that."Woodside has become more and more diverse – there are lots of students and lots of young families compared to what there was 10 […]

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