Traffic Scotland Gears Up For European Championships Glasgow 2018

August 1, 2018

Glasgow is set to host the European Championships, a multi-sport event bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports including the existing European Championships for Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon with a new Golf Team Championships taking place across the city from Thursday 2nd August until Saturday 12th August 2018. Traffic Scotland is prepared to welcome the event by ensuring that any impact to the travelling public is kept to a minimum.

During the games Traffic Scotland will proactively monitor the trunk road network leading into Glasgow to provide live information to the general public going about their daily business, spectators planning to attend the sports venues.

The road cycling races and open water swimming meets at Loch Lomond have been
identified as key events where the potential impact are priority.
The travelling public is advised to follow the simple steps of planning ahead and adjusting travel plans accordingly to avoid disruption.

The general advice during the European Championships to avoid delays on journeys:

• Can you reduce the need to travel, have a think can you reduce the number journeys being made or can you make alternative arrangements such as remote and flexible working policies?
• Have you thought about taking an alternative route? Do you have to travel in the area which will be experiencing higher traffic volumes, can you adjust your route to avoid the area?
• Does your journey need to be at a specific time?   Can you adjust the time of your journey to an earlier or later time period? This could avoid the peak times where congestion is being experienced.
• Do you have to use the car? By taking public transport such as bus, train or subway or even walking of cycling can help ease congestion and get you to where you need to be on time.   Is there a park and ride site near you that you can use? Car sharing?

Transport Scotland has requested Traffic Scotland deploy additional CCTV enhancing the capability to monitor network conditions across a number of key locations relating to these events.

Dedicated media officers based at the Traffic Scotland National Control Centre will be monitoring network conditions around the European Championships venues and the wider trunk road and motorway network across Scotland providing live traffic and travel information advice to ensure that the disruption to road users is reduced and kept to a minimum. Media officers will provide regular updates so that road users can plan, be aware of  restrictions in place and therefore plan their journeys accordingly.