space4cycling Glasgow held our second infrastructure tour tonight, following the College’s Route from the city centre towards the west end.
This is a route that the council claims is safe for anyone over the age of ten, and it just isn’t. Not only is it almost impossible to follow, it’s just full of awful, dangerous design. My personal favourite is the kerb and bollard that suddenly blocks a cyclelane and forces you out into traffic, but there’s plenty of other examples worthy of a good slow clap. Door zone lanes, chicanes, exceptionally narrow lanes, no lane at all. You name it, we saw it.
Forgive the dodgy focus; the camera was definitely struggling in the gathering gloom, especially given most of the time I didn’t actually stop to take the photo…
If you want to recreate the experience, the Strava track is at the bottom of this post (you want the bit from Buchanan St heading west). Good luck!
If you want to recreate the experience of meeting a bunch of similar-minded folk and having a fine time, then I have a much more straightforward proposition. Come to the SECC this Sunday at 1215. We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote are leading some Green Party delegates (and anyone else we can persuade to join us!) on a cycling tour of the wonders of Glasgow. Hopefully see you there!