Glasgow to spend £6m to make city most cycling friendly in Scotland

Glasgow wants to more than double the number of people who cycle daily in the city by 2025.

Glasgow wants to more than double the number of people who cycle daily in the city by 2025.

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Glasgow is to spend £6m on making the city the most cycle-friendly in Scotland.

The money will create more cycle-only paths, increase traffic calming and develop more safe routes for cyclists.

Glasgow City Council’s executive committee has pledged the funds as part of a new cycling strategy - which aims to almost double the number of cyclists in the city to 15,000 a day by 2025.

The most recent figures show the average number of people cycling each day in Glasgow was 7,636 in 2012-14.

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Bailie Elaine McDougall, the council’s executive member for transport, environment and sustainability, said: “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 £6 million over the next three years if we can get the Scottish Government and other stakeholders to do the same.”

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