Incentive for students to get cycling in 2019

City of Glasgow College has been awarded funding to support and encourage students who wish to cycle to and from college’s twin site super campus.

Over £24,000 from the Cycle Friendly Campus Development fund will not only help promote cycling but will also provide an enclosed cycle store, bike racks and bicycle repair station at the college's Riverside Campus on the banks of the Clyde. 

A City of Glasgow College spokesperson said:

"We're delighted to be awarded this generous funding from Cycling Scotland. We have a vibrant community of 110 cyclists at our twin site college with many staff and students already using facilities at our City campus. Riverside campus offers another perfect route to cycle to college and the additional facilities there will no doubt positively encourage even more people to do so."

Colleges and universities across Scotland have been funded more than £200,000 to help students travel by bike and to improve and support cycling facilities. It is estimated that the funding will reach over 210,000 students and almost 30,000 staff across the country.

The funding, from Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Campus Development Fund, supported by Transport Scotland, will be used to encourage students and staff to cycle on campus, to work and lectures, between facilities, to student accommodation and to explore their new cities.

The funding will provide:

  • New secure cycle parking for students, staff and visitors to enjoy on campus
  • Development and extension of student bike hire schemes to encourage modal shift
  • Showering and changing facilities.

Cycling Scotland spokesperson said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for institutions in the higher and further education sector to address the commons barriers to cycling faced by students and staff. We are pleased to be able to support 15 institutions on a wide variety of capital development projects that will turn Scottish campuses into places where cycling is easy, accessible and affordable to anyone.”