GCC_CyclingStrategyCoverGlasgow City Council recently launched it’s updated cycling strategy for 2016 to 2026Our vision for Glasgow is: To create a vibrant Cycling City where cycling is accessible, safe and attractive to all.

We want Glasgow to be one of the most sustainable cities in Europe. Creating a cycle friendly city can not only help achieve that, but can also help to create a better urban environment for all with fewer cars and lower levels of congestion and pollution.

Since Glasgow’s Strategic Plan for Cycling 2010 – 2020 was introduced many more people are cycling than before, more funding is being directed towards cycling, the cycle network has expanded significantly and cycle sport in Glasgow is thriving at all levels.

Bailie Elaine McDougall, the council’s executive member for transport, environment and sustainability, said: “Cycling has huge health benefits for individuals as well as environmental advantages for the city. We are making real progress in promoting and establishing cycling as a healthy and sustainable form of transport and know it is just as important for people of all ages to be able to travel around the city by bike and on foot, conveniently and safely.

“This new strategy outlines our plans to transform Glasgow into the most cycle friendly city in Scotland.  To achieve this will require substantial investment and it is our intention to invest £6m over the next three years if we can get the Scottish Government and other stakeholders to do the same.”

The targets for the new strategy and further information on cycling in Glasgow is shown below.

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