Formerly known as Woodside Mini-Holland this is an area wide active travel project which is a first of its kind in Scotland. The project bid navigated a 3 stage judging process with Glasgow being successful in achieving funding.
This will mean £8 million for the development of the project over a period of 3 years.
The project is considered as having four main elements:
- Place – Environmental enhancements making the area an attractive place to live and visit.
- Segregated cycle tracks – Safe cycle routes and excellent public transport integration.
- Permeability and connectivity – Improved walking opportunities and attractive pedestrian links.
- Outreach work – At least 5% of the project budget will be allocated for outreach activities aimed at encouraging active and sustainable travel.
The project will comprise a strategic segregated cycle route along Charing Cross, Garscube Road, Woodlands Road and St George’s Road.
The proposals will utilise quiet streets to serve the segregated cycle lanes that will link to the improvements on Sauchiehall Street, the Forth and Clyde Canal, and regeneration work at Port Dundas and Sighthill. Public spaces, walking routes, new pedestrian crossings, electric car and bike hire stations will also compliment the project.
More information is available here: https://connectingwoodside.commonplace.is and also here: https://www.showcase-sustrans.org.uk/projects/woodside-mini-holland/