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GCC Consultations: Sensible news on Fastlink, Govan plus others

Fastlink Bus

Glasgow City Council propose, sorry, have already, moved the Fastlink bus route from the outer to the nearside lane between Whitefield Road and Elder Street in Govan.  Even more sensible is their move to allow cycles (and taxis) to use the nearside bus lane!  We have asked if this means that cycles may now (legally) use all nearside Fastlink bus lanes.  We await their response.

Response received – very promptly and here it is:

The letter sent refers only to the section between Whitefield Road and Elder Street, where the bus lanes have been changed from offside, to nearside, and, the nearside lane in Golspie Street. All nearside bus lanes within this section will now be open to all Local Buses, Taxis and Cycles.

The only other lengths of nearside bus lanes along the length of the Fastlink route are between Elder Street and Moss Road, which are already open to all Local Buses, Taxis and Cycles.

The segregated lanes crossing the Clyde Arc are also open to Cycles, but not open to Taxis. The signing currently shows this, though the road markings have still to be amended, and will be amended in the near future.

All other segregated sections along the length of the Fastlink route will remain as Local Buses only. This refers to the segregated sections along Pacific Drive, along Golspie Street, and, at Linthouse roundabout.”  So now you know!

Kyleakin Road

Kyleakin Road, Thornliebank: GCC propose parking and loading restrictions on Kyleakin Road, particularly at junctions, which we applaud.  However, they propose to remove waiting and loading restrictions opposite the junction with Kyleakin Terrace, for which we have asked for an explanation.

Gartloch Road

On Gartloch Road, to the east of the city, it is proposed to reduce the speed limit from 60 to 40mph for a section.  We approve this reduction.

All our responses may be seen on our Consultations page   Please add your support by writing to the Council.

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