Currently Sighthill is in the process of being redeveloped by city planners with plans for 830 new homes, a village square and improved open spaces.
Frank McAveety of Glasgow City Council recently visited the Houten, Netherlands a new town built to give priority to cyclists. In Houten, cars are largely restricted to an outer ringroad around the town, causing campaigners to describe it as one of the most cycle-friendly towns in the world. It won the title of Bicycle City 2008, thanks to its greenways and safe roads, which the judges commended for being safe enough that even young children and the very elderly could navigate easily.
Mr McAveety, told the Scottish Herald: "We need to raise our aspirations. In places like Houten people cycle and never see a car. Toddlers cycle, pensioners cycle, the environment's safe. The main form of transport is cycling".
"We will be spending substantial sums redeveloping Sighthill and even if just a fraction of the total goes on cycling-friendly provision it would transform our quality of life and sustainability.".
The idea is thought to attract further attention for the cities bid to hold the 2018 Youth Olympics. The site is intended to be the athletes village during the event then eventually becoming commercial and social housing.