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More and more people are using bikes in Glasgow to get to work, get fit or just get out the house and enjoy themselves. More cyclists mean that there is greater chance of conflict with other path and road users, however, if everyone is considerate, then there is plenty of space for all.

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The code aims to remind everyone that others have a right to use the paths too, and that the Highway Code isn't there to slow cyclists down, but to ensure that everyone makes it to their destination safely.

Set a good example to pedestrians and motorists and they might just change their habits too!

Glasgow has over 300 km of cycle routes ranging from signed on road routes such as the Colleges Cycle Route, to traffic free shared surface routes like the Forth & Clyde Canal path and segregated routes such as the West City Way and the South West City Way. There are event mountain bike skills courses at Pollok Country Park and a Commonwealth Games UCI standard Mountain Bike course at Cathkin Braes Country Park. Other sports facilities include an indoor Velodrome at the Emirates Arena and a metalled cycle track circuit at Bellahouston Park. The cycle commuter network is expanding, there is a city wide cycle hire scheme, and there are also a number of promotional events and initiatives to get more people cycling and help link cycling to public transport.

For more information on cycling in Glasgow, see Glasgow City Council website

For more information contact the Glasgow City Council Sustainable Transport Team

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