Sandra White MSP has welcomed news that the country’s first community-led bid to Sustrans for cycle infrastructure has been successfully achieved by Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council.
The £6.5m funding will be matched by Glasgow City Council to realise an exciting new cycle, access, and greenery vision for Yorkhill and Kelvingrove, connecting the area to the wider National Cycle Network.
Recognising this achievement in Parliament, Sandra White has lodged a congratulatory motion. Commenting, Sandra said:
“This wonderful achievement is testament to the huge efforts by the Community Council, and sets a real shining example of what a community-led project can achieve.
“The new Cycle Village will bring welcomed connectivity for cycle routes to, through, and beyond Yorkhill and Kelvingrove, as well as improvements to accessibility and greenery for all residents.
“I am pleased to recognise this achievement in a Parliamentary motion, and hope that the positive efforts of our Community Council inspire many more similar bids across the city and country!”
Motion Number: S5M-18406
Lodged By: Sandra White
Date Lodged: 31/07/2019
Title: Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council’s Cycle Village
That the Parliament congratulates the Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Community Council on being awarded £6.5 million by Sustrans, which will be matched by its bid-partner, Glasgow City Council, to realise its Cycle Village proposal; believes that the community-led bid will provide more accessibility, segregated cycle lanes and improvements to street spaces in the area; understands that it will link key sections of the National Cycle Network through the vibrant Finnieston area to further enhance the area’s economy and the appeal of the network in Glasgow; considers that this project sets a strong example for other community-led street design projects to follow, and commends the work of the community council in developing a strong and exciting business case, which it believes has united the community around an ambition for greener, more accessible and cycle-friendly spaces.