Bus users and cyclists in Glasgow are to benefit from £2,327,000 of improvements thanks to investment by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). The funding has been allocated to local authorities and other delivery partners of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport as part of the regional transport authority’s £14.5m of grant investment this year for transport improvements across the Strathclyde area.
The projects set to receive funding will support Strathclyde’s emerging new Regional Transport Strategy, which will be launched this year, and aims to improve accessibility, affordability, availability and connectivity of transport across Strathclyde, as well as reducing carbon emissions and promoting active travel.
Funding has been made available for eight projects within Glasgow, namely: £145,000 for active travel network enhancements; £12,000 for Battlefield Road bus route junction improvements; £150,000 for bus lane enforcements cameras; £100,000 for bus traffic route priority upgrades; £100,000 for city-wide bus stop enhancements; £1,500,000 for targetted bus stop improvements; £150,000 for Paisley Road West bus corridor improvements; and £170,000 for Pollok bus corridor improvements. Further funding for these projects over the next three financial years has also been identified.
Chair of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport Stephen Dornan said: “Despite challenging financial pressures, we are making transport in our area greener, more connected, and more reliable and accessible to all. Our investment programme announced today will ensure communities, residents and businesses across Glasgow can share in the benefits of improved public transport and active travel. We are proud to announce this funding and look forward to working with the local authority and others to progress these projects and deliver transport improvements across the region.”