Glasgow reveals Commonwealth Games Route Network

The main route linking Glasgow's key venues at the Commonwealth Games has been unveiled.

The network's route has been established.
The network's route has been established.

The route spans from Scotstoun in the west to Tollcross in the east. Detailed plans of the route will be available to the public at the end of April.

The city council has invested £4.5m in the Games Route Network (GRN), which includes upgrades to CCTV, traffic signals, junctions, signing and lighting. It has said that while the improvements will help officials and athletes get to events on time, they will also create a legacy for Glasgow after the games finish in August this year.

Work has started on the network and is due to finish before the games begin in July. More than 85% of the GRN will also be utilised by other road users, which is thought to be a first in the Commonwealth Games’ transport logistics.

Archie Graham, executive member for the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow City Council, said: "Glasgow is one of the world’s top sporting cities and provides athletes with a great experience. This investment in our network will build on that reputation, but also takes into account the needs of businesses and residents."

Michael Renshaw, Glasgow 2014’s director of transport, added: "We’ve seen unprecedented interest in the Games, including amazing demand for tickets from people all over Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally. We know this means the city will be bustling with activity come games time and with that, our transport networks will be busier than usual.

"The Games Route Network is essential to make sure athletes and officials reach events on time. Glasgow and the surrounding area may have to operate differently, but by working together to make sure we are informed, prepared and ready, we can deliver an outstanding games that everyone can enjoy."

Preparations for the sporting events have been publicised by Get Ready Glasgow. The group has held a series of ten events for local residents, which offer information on how to best change their daily regimes when the games begin. Workshops which detail how businesses can create travel plans for their employees have also been held.

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