A bike bus is a group of people cycling, scooting or wheeling together along a set route. Since 29th October a new bike bus has been taking primary school children from Strathbungo to Shawlands Primary School. It departs from the junction of Thorncliffe Gardens with Titwood Road at 08:30 every Friday. From Friday 3rd December there will be a new first stop at 08:25 at the Nithsdale Road phone box.

This has been loads of fun and hugely successful with about 7 families taking part each week and both children and their parents loving it. By travelling as a bunch parents can work together to keep the children safe while the children have fun with their friends and encourage each other. There is plenty of space for more parents and children from across Strathbungo to join in and we’d love to welcome you aboard the bike bus! The route is shown below and you are also welcome to join us on route.

Map showing route of school bus through Waverley Park

Route of the bike bus

This initiative was inspired by a joyful video of a similar bus in Barcelona, which should give you a good idea of how much fun this is.

It’s good fun in Glasgow too. If you’re not convinced, read more about it on Katherine Cory’s blog.

Cyclists approach the school in a group

Approaching Shawlands Primary School

If you would like to join the coordinating WhatsApp group please email strathbungoecogroup@gmail.com.

You can also follow the bus on Twitter.