BIKE storage shelters are set to be installed on city streets from March in a bid to break down barriers to active travel.

Residents in tenement blocks or high-rise flats often have limited space to keep their bikes. Using communal areas can cause obstructions and increases the risk of theft.

This scheme, being introduced as a three-year pilot by Glasgow City Council, will offer bike stores on 60 streets.

Councillor Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability and carbon reduction, said: “With so many of us in Glasgow living in tenements or flats, finding safe places to keep a bike has been a real challenge for many people.

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“Not having adequate storage has proved to be a real barrier to people relying on a bike and so it has been essential that we address this situation.

“Making on-street bike storage increasingly available will make it easier for people to use a bike and help make their everyday lives more active and sustainable.”

She added: “Encouraging greater reliance on the bike as an ordinary mode of transport is a vital part of our efforts to decarbonise the city’s transport system.”

Initially, 50 locations were identified as suitable for stores, but the council has now added ten sites which fall within areas scoring a minimum of 10% in the Scottish Index for Multiple Deprivation.

Overall, £490,000 will be invested in the project, with money supplied by the Scottish Government and the council’s cycling investment fund.

There will be a “modest” charge for users to cover “ongoing management, regular maintenance costs and monitoring”.

A council report reveals there is “considerable interest” from external groups to provide extra units which may be “placed in response to community requests” or targeted to “stimulate an uptake in active travel”.

The roll-out of the scheme has been delayed previously, with “no compliant bids” received during a procurement exercise early last year. The process has now been revised and a contract is set to be awarded in February.

Under the pilot scheme, units will be installed at:

33 Elderpark Street

Napier Place, Govan

5 Barrland Street

Coustonholm Road / Grantley St

48 Waverley Street

4 Nithsdale Road

95 Nithsdale Drive

16 Kildrostan Street

60 Keir Street

122 Kenmure Street

19 Arundel Drive

Battlefield Gardens

20 Langside Place

126 Cumming Drive

1 McLennan Street

78-84 Grange Road

21 Eskdale Street

132 Dixon Avenue

44 Langside Road

119 Copland Street

Malta Terrace

1 Queen Elizabeth Gardens

62 Albert Road

2 Balvicar Drive

9 Albert Avenue

Balvicar St/Pollokshaws Road

3 Dixon Avenue

85 Bowman Street

21 Steel Street

St Mungo Avenue

4 Maitland Street

102 Kelvinhaugh Street

1323 Argyle Street

45 Arlington Street

317 North Woodside Road

168 Raeberry Street

168 Wilton Street

291 Wilton Street

11 Fairlie Park Drive

30 Woodcroft Avenue

18 Plean Street

60/56 Strathblane Gardens

12 Garrioch Drive

4 Torgyle Street

43 Mingarry Street

8 Sandfield Street

21 Wester Common Drive

47 Aberfeldy Street

6 Circus Drive

9 Marwick Street

Roystonhill / Dunolly Street on nib east CW

105 Whitehill Street

81 Armadale Street

248 Meadow Park Street

7 Fordyce Street

72 White Street

26 Havelock Street

3 Dowanside Road

1 Dudley Drive

60 Hyndland Road