GLASGOW City Council is set to open consultation on controversial bike lanes which have been installed in Pollok.

As previously reported, the temporary lanes, which were installed as part of the Spaces for People scheme, saw Brockburn and Braidcraft Road cut down to one lane for vehicles such as cars and vans.

While the lanes have received backing from cyclists in the area and cycling activists, members of the public have continued to voice their frustration at the increased traffic jams, waiting times during the rush hour period and access to emergency vehicles.

Glasgow City Council has now agreed to open up a public consultation on the future of the lanes after locals complained about a lack of conversation with the wider community prior to their installation.

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A council spokeswoman said: “Spaces for People has seen significant temporary travel infrastructure implemented across the city to provide additional space in public places for walking, wheeling and cycling. Footways have been widened at pinch points and pop-up cycle lanes have also been created to make active travel viable and more convenient for everyday journeys.

“An online consultation survey will open this week and be publicised accordingly, to seek views on the Spaces for People measures delivered across Glasgow during COVID-19. Survey responses will help the council to collate thoughts and views on Spaces for People projects in consideration of their potential future, and will feed into a wider monitoring and review process."

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Local councillor, David McDonald, said: "There is a need to strike a balance between safer cycling and local traffic pressure on Brockburn and Braidcraft Road, particularly at rush hour periods.

"I welcome the consultation and I hope it will help give voice to the views held by the community before a final decision is taken about the future of these temporary lanes.

"I don't think the current design is satisfactory, it is unquestionably causing unnecessary delays for emergency vehicles and I hope that this can be improved as quickly as possible."