The number of cyclists has increased from 3000 to 7000 per year figures show. This figure represents 3% of the total traffic travelling into the city centre per year.
This large increase is thought to be due to the £15 million introduction of cycling improvements by Glasgow City Council since 2008.
Since March 2008, roads bosses have spent around £15 million introducing improvements for cyclists. The most recent landmark scheme aimed at improving cycling in Glasgow is the 'Bridge to Nowwhere', the cycling route connecting Kelvingrove Park to Anderson, Other improvements include the cycle route to Scotstoun Stadium and the upgrade to River kelvin Walkway.
Secure parking facilities have also seen a recent improvement with over 100 cycle racks being introduced into key areas of Glasgow.
Alistair Watson, of GCC's land and the environment said to Evening Times "we want to progress this good work even further and are committing £4.1m to cycling projects over the next two years".
Source:Evening Times, Vivienne Nicoll