Scotland's largest city has pledged to spend £6 million in a bid to become the country's most cycling friendly.

The cash will help create more traffic-segregated cycle paths, increase traffic calming schemes and develop other safer routes for cyclists.

Glasgow City Council's executive committee has pledged the funds and approved a new cycling strategy - which aims to almost double the number of cyclists in the city to 15,000 a day by 2025.

The most recent figures show the average number of people cycling each day in Glasgow was 7,636 in 2012-14.

Bailie Elaine McDougall, the council's executive member for transport, environment and sustainability, said: "This new strategy outlines our plans to transform Glasgow into the most cycle-friendly city in Scotland.

"To achieve this will require substantial investment and it is our intention to invest £6 million over the next three years if we can get the Scottish Government and other stakeholders to do the same."

Source: Evening Times

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