A TRAFFIC ban is to be introduced on Kelvin Way in Glasgow's West End from Saturday to protect the public and support social distancing restrictions.

Glasgow City Council has also announced that a new cycle lane is to be created on Clyde Street-Broomielaw to “reduce pressure along the Riverside”.

Councillor Anna Richardson – the city’s convenor for sustainability & carbon reduction – said other steps will follow.

She tweeted: “We are busy pulling together a more comprehensive set of measures as quickly as we can, and of course will seek funding from the £10m made available this week by @MathesonMichael.

“We intend to implement measures to 1. Increase physical distancing at high demand locations eg outside shops and 2. Make cycling a safer transport option, especially once lockdown eases.

“This is a new way of working, in a public health emergency, and we are going as fast we can.”

The Scottish government has announced £10 million to fund 'pop-up' cycle lanes and improve space for pedestrians.