As part of Glasgow's effort to provide public space for physical distancing during the on-going COVID-19 crisis, a new bike lane runs for 1.5miles between Saltmarket and the Clyde Arc in the Clydeside . Work on the ground started on Tuesday, May 12. The new lane will ease pressure on the shared space Clyde Walkway, which has a number of pinch points and has remained a place for exercise and active travel during lockdown.Intended for westbound travel only, the lane also utilises a stretch of the Fastlink bus lane and will also offer a temporary solution to the closure of the walkway at Lancefield Quay following the fire there in December last year. It is noted that the lane was only at the beginning of the city's Space for Distancing project. Additionally, it is part of a wider initiative that also aims to support economic recovery by creating safe public spaces across the city for businesses and their customers.