The A8 cycle route is a shared pedestrian and cycle route in the west of the city that runs from Newbridge Roundabout to South Gyle station and forms part of Route 9 of our QuietRoutes network.
The route is important for cyclists and pedestrians travelling to destinations in this area and enables them to avoid using the busy and fast A8 road. We are improving this route in phases:
- Phase 1 - widening and resurfacing sections of the route (£300K by the end of May 2016 of which £150K is from Sustrans)
- Phase 2 - further widening / resurfacing and improving some side road junctions for pedestrians / cyclist crossing (by March 2017)
- Phase 3 - improving links in the Gyle / Gogar area including integration with the new rail/tram interchange and underpass.
Gogar Transport Interchange underpass
Transport Scotland / Network Rail are currently constructing a new underpass under the east side of the Gogar roundabout on the A8 Glasgow Road (east) arm. It is expected that cyclists will be able to use this without dismounting.
The A8 cycle route proposals include upgrading links to the underpass, particularly on the south side. On the north side these will be provided for by the transport interchange.
See more details about this project on the Network Rail website.
Consultation on the proposals took place between 4 and 18 December 2015.