Byres Road event and road closure

Look, Live, Explore - Get Active event – 18 September
We have secured funding from BID Scotland to promote an active travel event, as part of European Mobility Week. Byres Road will be closed from Highburgh Road (south of the street) to Chancellor Street from 08.00 to allow for the event components to be installed. The events and activities will take place between 10.00 and 17.00 – the road will re-open as soon as all the elements are off the site. 

We have a wide variety of activities and attractions along the road to attract all ages to this stretch of road. These include:

•    The Clan’s Big Air Show: Scotland’s top stunt cyclists will perform huge jumps, flicks and other tricks

•    The Healthy n Happy Shake Machine is an exercise bike and smoothie maker in one. A fun and innovative way of getting exercise; pedal the bike and within minutes you will have a delicious and nutritious smoothie.

•    Free Wheel  North will be offering bike try outs for people of all ages and abilities. They will be bringing along a mixture of adult and children's bikes, multi person bikes and special needs bikes.

•    Fuel Efficient Driving Simulator offers the opportunity to learn to drive economically The simulator provides a hands-on experience of how fuel efficient driving techniques can save you money and reduce your CO2  emissions.

•    Street re-design: Sustrans  will help us re-imagine Byres Road using temporary mock—ups such as trees, cones, bales of hay and washable paint. 

•    Operation Play Outdoors: Craig and his team will lead traditional children's street games throughout the day, allowing people of all ages to join in.

•    The Bike Station
Local social enterprise The Bike Station will be on site with a joint Dr Bike/Fix Your Own Bike Session. Whether you need help with basic bicycle servicing or you want to learn to do your own repairs and maintenance, The Bike Station's experienced staff will be there to lend a hand.

•    NextBike
NextBike will be at the event to help you register for their cycling sharing scheme with over 30 locations across Glasgow. They will be offering free trials.

•    Walking Tours
The closure of the road also allows space to see things that normally get overlooked in the whirl of traffic. We are pleased to offer three thirty minute walking tours that will highlight the best of this part of Byres Road and its neighbouring streets. The walks will be led by local historian Ann Laird.

•    Enterprise Car Club
It’s possible to be a car user without being a car owner; Enterprise Car Club will be there to explain about their car sharing scheme. 

This is an opportunity to focus on the businesses on the southern end of Byres Road. For those of you who are usually closed on a Sunday, this is a chance to reach a new audience and develop new customers. We will be happy to work with businesses within the road closure area to develop your ideas for the day, or perhaps you can collaborate with another business to offer something different.