Pollok locals have opposed new bus and cycle lanes installed on Braidcraft Road and Brockburn Road, with a petition against the plans now hitting more than 1000 signatures. 

The change.org petition was launched after locals voiced their disapproval of the new lanes on Brockburn Road and Braidcraft Road, both major traffic roads in the area.

Many have lambasted Glasgow City Council for increasing traffic idling times during busy periods with only one lane available to vehicles such as cars and vans.

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One resident said: "These new lanes are unsafe and will cause excess pollution due to increased congestion in the area."

Another said: "I live in this area and agree that the lanes are going to be more trouble cause more congestion than these roads have ever been.

"The current cycle lanes don't get used as they have potholes everywhere so cyclists are on and off the pavements like yo yo. I just think the money could have been better spent repairing the area."

Others also pointed out that local emergency service buildings on Brockburn Road would experience difficultly travelling through the busy road, with traffic unable to move into the cycle and bus lane. 

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As part of the Spaces for People programme, Glasgow City Council have installed temporary bike lanes across the city, as well as pavements also being widened. 

A council spokesman responded to the backlash, saying: “Work is underway to install temporary pop-up cycle lanes in Pollok as part of the Spaces for People programme which is providing additional space for physical distancing during COVID-19.

“These new measures aim to increase the practicality and attractiveness of active travel for everyday essential journeys, especially commuting, and encourage those who haven't previously considered cycling to take it up.

“There is a robust safety approval process in place around the implementation of pop-up cycle lanes which involves consultation with Police Scotland and an independent road safety audit in respect of the design.

“This new infrastructure aims to broaden the cycling network in the area, with the pop-ups on Brockburn Road and Braidcraft Road linking into the cycle lanes already in place on Corkerhill Road which connect onwards toward Bellahouston Park and beyond.”