A fresh plea has been issued to Glasgow’s convenor for climate to consider blind and partially sighted people as the council implements its city wide cycling network.
The cycling ‘City Network’ has been developed to link key areas of Glasgow together by encouraging a reduction in the use of cars while promoting walking, wheeling and cycling as a first choice of transport. The scheme will also help to develop a sustainable transport system for Glasgow as well as reducing the number of car kilometres travelled by 2030 by 30 percent as part of the council’s net zero carbon emissions target.
It is hoped this will have a positive impact overall on health, wellbeing and the economy. A report was presented to members of the city administration committee yesterday where councillor Saqib Ahmed asked councillor Angus Millar to remember those with sight loss so they too can travel around the city. Councillor Ahmed said: “I have a request for the convenor that if he could also consider the people who are partially sighted and blind and also those who have some sort of disability. We need to have them in our minds as well to make sure that we don’t hinder their journey into the city centre and other parts of the city.”
So far there are five key “delivery phases” which are part of the cycling city network and add to the routes which are already under construction. The first programme of work, also known as phase 0, will see […]