The Scottish Government has a strong commitment to cycling through a number of Active Travel initiatives. While infrastructure such as cycle lanes are to be welcomed, being a bike owner and living up a tenement can be a challenge when it comes to storing a bike.
Here in our constituency of Maryhill and Springburn over 73% of homes are flats – so we need to make it easier to own a bike.
Glasgow City Council has been making huge strides with bike sheds located in a number of areas in the city. Work taking place this year will see an expansion of the scheme. A £2.5m investment will see approximately 500 new units across Glasgow, with space for over 3,000 bikes.
I raised this matter in the Scottish Parliament today (16 April) to ask what more strategic support the Scottish Government can give. You can view my question, and the Minister’s reply above

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