Our post this morning referred to this very busy, but inadequate, route being closed. Here is what the BBC has reported this morning about the incident:
“A woman has been sexually assaulted on a path beside the River Clyde in Glasgow.
The attack took place on Monday afternoon.
Police officers sealed off a stretch of the walkway beside the Broomielaw shortly before 18:00.
A police spokeswoman said: “On Monday, April 10, officers received a report of a sexual assault at the river walkway near Broomielaw at King George V bridge.
“The area is cordoned off and officers are carrying out extensive inquires to establish more details and the exact circumstances surrounding this incident.””
This is a route that many of us use on a regular basis. It does not, as a cycle route, meet the minimum standards set out in the design guide “Cycling by Design” and it’s about time there was a proper walking and cycling route under this bridge – and other dark bridges in the city. If you wish to complain about this cycle route then e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org