Cy­cling shel­ter pi­lot scheme across the city set for sum­mer

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A CITY-WIDE £250,000 pi­lot scheme to test the suit­abil­ity of se­cure on-street cy­cle park­ing in 50 lo­ca­tions should launch this sum­mer.

Glas­gow City Coun­cil is in the process of car­ry­ing out a fea­si­bil­ity study ahead of the launch, which is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of next month.

The coun­cil hopes the scheme will en­cour­age peo­ple across the city to get on their bikes.

“Glas­gow has a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of its pop­u­la­tion liv­ing within a four mile ra­dius of the city cen­tre in prop­er­ties such as Vic­to­rian ten­e­ments, high rise flats and apart­ment blocks,” Ge­orge Gille­spie, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Neigh­bour­hoods and Sus­tain­abil­ity, said.

“These of­ten have lim­ited cy­cle stor­age space and are based around nar­row cen­tral stair­wells.

“This pre­sents prob­lems for stor­ing and mov­ing bi­cy­cles .

“These stor­age is­sues are bar­ri­ers to cy­cling and con­flict with the de­sire of res­i­dents to lead more sus­tain­able and ac­tive lives.”

Mr Gille­spie added: “The out­put of the study aims to show that the project will en­cour­age an in­crease in lev­els of cy­cling and fa­cil­i­tate con­ve­nient, us­able and safe cy­cle stor­age at ground level.”

On­line con­sul­ta­tion has been com­pleted, with 89 per cent of re­spon­dents show­ing sup­port for the scheme.

Se­cure cy­cle shel­ters

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