More bus priority and P&R planned for Glasgow

A transport strategy approved by Glasgow City Council plans to see more bus priority measures and Park & Ride sites for the city.

The announcement is part of the Glasgow Transport Strategy, which aims to combat climate change and support economic success. The strategy’s overall target is to reduce vehicle kilometres travelled in the city by 30% by 2030, ahead of Scotland’s target of reducing kilometres travelled by 20% by 2030. The final phase of the transport strategy, the Spatial Delivery Framework, is now agreed.

The development of the framework has already helped to identify 16 potential bus priority corridors throughout the city where a range of measures can improve bus journey times and reliability of service. Possible, additional routes for the bus network have also been identified which the Council believes could make a dramatic difference to bus provision in the city and work is underway with bus operators on how this potential can be fulfilled. Orbital routes in Glasgow’s East End, a route between Glasgow South, Paisley and Glasgow Airport and an orbital route between Partick and Springburn are being considered.

In addition to the nine park and ride stations already in Glasgow, the framework has highlighted seven further possible areas close to the city boundary that could be suitable for park and ride provision. Areas for possible mobility hubs, where multiple modes of transport could intersect, have also been mapped out.

“At the core of our plans is a recognition that we must reduce how much we rely on private vehicles for transport” – Cllr Angus Millar, City Convenor for Transport

Cllr Angus Millar, City Convenor for Transport, said: “At the core of our plans is a recognition that we must reduce how much we rely on private vehicles for transport. There are far more sustainable and equitable modes of transport than the car and we must make space for alternative, more efficient ways of getting about Glasgow.

“In a city where almost half the households do not have access to a car, there is a basic fairness in reshaping our transport network in support of the other types of transport that people rely upon. It is also essential we do everything we can to limit the transport-related carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.”

  • More information on the Spatial Delivery Framework is available here.

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