Electronic Signs Alerting to Cyclists Introduced in Glasgow
Glasgow is the first in the UK to introduce electronic signs to alert drivers of nearby cyclists.
11:18 31 October 2022
Glasgow has recently introduced the use of signs to alert drivers to the presence of cyclists, the first local authority in the United Kingdom to do so.
New solar-powered LED warning signs that illuminate a cycle symbol are designed to minimise 'incidents of conflicts', particularly where routes cross side junctions or building entrances. They have been installed in a number of key locations across the city where there are issues with sight lines and a heightened risk of drivers pulling out or turning across the path of cyclists.
Cllr Angus Millar, Transport and Climate Convener said: "We want people to think of cycling as accessible, safe and attractive, and as an everyday transport mode and leisure activity.
"Creating a safer cycling city is a key element of our Cycling Plan in which we have pledged to improve safety for cyclists by providing better facilities and encouraging mutual respect between all road and path users.
"Our cycle-activated signage project is an innovative and environmentally-friendly solution that seeks to prioritise and protect vulnerable road users and prevent collisions.
"Initiatives such as this which focuses on reducing potential incidents on our road network benefit all road users and highlights our resolute commitment to making cycling an enjoyable and viable way to get around."