Published on: 21 Feb 2022 18:25

Written by: Maryhill Housing

We are delighted to have been awarded funding to purchase and install three new bike shelters at Glenavon Road and Shiskine Drive (see below for photos of the proposed locations).
 
We have been awarded approximately £31,000 from the Glasgow City Council High Rise Secure Cycle Parking Grant, which was funded from Transport Scotland.  A panel consisting of members from Cycling Scotland felt the project was worthy of funding and we are looking to deliver this by March 2022.  We wish to say a huge thank you to everyone involved.
 
The shelters are robust, with secure keycode padlocks, and will have space for 30 bikes.  Often bike owners are forced to keep their bikes in stairwells and drying areas so this will ensure our buildings are now safe and free from hazards.  We also hope it will encourage more people in the areas to take up cycling and enjoy the benefits – such as improved fitness.
 
We have also been working alongside the Glenavon Residents Association to apply to the GCC Area Partnership.  Funds have been awarded to refresh the mural at the playpark and also add artwork to the scaffolding boards around the bottom of the blocks.
 
If you have any questions regarding either of these projects, please just contact Emma Conroy or Dawn Burns from our Community Regeneration Team by calling 0141 946 2466 or by emailing comreg@maryhill.org.uk
 
If you are aware of any other areas which may benefit from cycle storage (either on-street or in back courts) please contact the team as this will help with future funding bids.