Plans for new bus priority routes and park-and-ride hubs in Glasgow have been given the go-ahead.

A  reshaped transport network designed to tackle carbon emissions and inequalities can now be prepared for delivery after a key part of the city’s transport strategy was approved.

The Spatial Delivery Framework - part of the Glasgow Transport Strategy - has been approved by the Council's City Administration Committee.

This plan will help to identify the best use of spaces within Glasgow like bus priority corridors, new park and ride stations and mobility hubs where different forms of transport can link together.

Ensuring plans for the Clyde Metro are fully aligned with other transport initiatives in Glasgow will also be guided by the framework.

It has already helped to identify 16 potential bus priority corridors throughout the city as well as additional routes for the bus network.

Just some of the routes being considered include orbital routes in Glasgow’s East End, a route between Glasgow South, Paisley and Glasgow Airport and an orbital route between Partick and Springburn.

As well as the nine park-and-ride stations already in the city, the plans highlighted seven further possible areas close to the city boundary that could be suitable. 

Areas for a possible mobility hub, where multiple modes of transport could link together, have also been mapped out.

Angus Millar, city convenor for transport, said: “At the core of our plans is a recognition that we must reduce how much we rely on private vehicles for transport.

"There are far more sustainable and equitable modes of transport than the car and we must make space for alternative, more efficient ways of getting about Glasgow.

“In a city where almost half the households do not have access to a car, there is a basic fairness in reshaping our transport network in support of the other types of transport that people rely upon. It is also essential we do everything we can to limit the transport-related carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.

"These are the kind of interventions that makes the bus a more attractive option and encourage drivers to leave their vehicles behind because the network supports integrated travel choices.”

All projects highlighted will be subject to detailed planning and work to secure funding.

Work is ongoing with the council’s transport partners on how the aims of the Glasgow Transport Strategy can be delivered.