City cycle paths due to be progressed this year include a stretch between Victoria Bridge and Trongate as well as work beginning on the Battlefield active travel routes.

Glasgow’s convenor for transport, councillor Angus Millar, hailed 2024 as a  major year for the continued installation of Glasgow’s new cycle routes – known as the city network.

He said early improvements to Byres Road between Dumbarton Road and University Avenue will be finished by the summer and work can be expected on Clyde Street and Broomielaw.

SNP councillor Millar said: “As we have seen with the South City Way, safer, segregated infrastructure makes a remarkable difference to the number of people who travel by bike.

“The success of South City Way just adds impetus to our efforts to create a City Network for active travel that ensures safer, segregated infrastructure for cycling all across Glasgow.

“Plans for new cycle ways are being turned into reality all across the city and 2024 is gearing up to a be crucial year in the development of the City Network.”

Giving more details on what can be expected this year, councillor Millar said: “The final leg of the South City Way between Victoria Bridge and Trongate will be finished by the summer while the first phase of the Connecting Battlefield project is due to start in January.

“Work on the North East Active Travel Routes project will get underway in February and we will also be taking forward the next phase of Connecting Woodside.

“The initial phase of improvements to Byres Road between Dumbarton Road and University Avenue is due to be complete by the summer and work on Clyde Street and Broomielaw is in the pipeline.”

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Water Row in Govan and Pointhouse Quay in Partick is expected to be completed by the spring – boosting active travel further according to councillor Millar.

He said: “The new Partick-Govan bridge will be also a major step forward for the city’s active infrastructure and our Avenues project will make the city centre increasingly accessible by bike.

“Through our plans for the City Network, cycling infrastructure is connecting up across Glasgow, extending the number of places in the city that are increasingly safer to reach by bike.

“Detailed designs for the next phase of projects that will add a further 77 km of safer, segregated infrastructure to the network are being drawn up and we will be seeking funding from the national fund that supports active travel.

“By creating the correct conditions for safer cycling, we are encouraging more people to the view the bike as a viable option for getting about Glasgow.

“It’s this kind of shift in travel behaviour that is vital if we are to reduce the city’s transport-related carbon emissions and help to tackle the climate emergency.”