Cycling shelter pilot scheme across the city set for summer
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