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PRIORITY Gritting Of Glasgow Cycle Routes Extended

MORE of Glasgow’s cycle lanes will be gritted at top priority level this winter.

Two major routes are being given ‘Priority 1’ status by the city council.

The service will cover South West City Way, West City Way and the link with Kelvingrove Park.

It means the routes will be gritted or cleared any time there is an instruction for winter action on the city’s priority one footways.

South West City Way, above, runs from Pollokshields to Tradeston via Shields Road, Scotland Street and West Street. (A spur lane from West Street along Paisley Road towards the Kingston Bridge is not included according to council documents.)

South West City Way was gritted last winter under a successful pilot scheme and has now been adopted as a Priority 1 Cycle Way.

West City Way is being include this winter as a further pilot scheme.

The route involved will be from the north end of the South West City Way over the Clyde via Tradeston Bridge, along the riverside path, turning north at the Kingston Bridge, up to the bridges over the M8 and The Clydeside Expressway, then following the route to Kelvingrove via Elderslie Street, Berkeley Street and North Claremont Street,

The stretch from Central Station along Waterloo Street is also included.

Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, said: “I am delighted there will be greater support for those who travel to and from the city centre by bike. It’s vitally important that active travel is still an option even during the depths of winter.”