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Glasgow streetscape improvement plan wins £3.25m funding

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August 12 2016

Glasgow streetscape improvement plan wins £3.25m funding
A £3.25m streetscape improvement initiative is set to go ahead after Sustrans, The Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council agreed to bankroll the project.

The South City Way is the product of a design competition eliciting ideas for prioritising pedestrians and cyclists and will stretch from Victoria Road in the South Side all the way to Stockwell Street in the Merchant City.

This will entail creation of 3km of segregated cycle paths as well as associated public realm improvements on affected roads.

Humza Yousaf, minister for transport and the islands, said: “Glasgow City Council has shown real ambition and vision towards improving conditions for people who choose to walk or cycle along a major commuter belt, while also connecting a densely populated area with the city centre.“

Work on the project, drawn up by the sustainable transport project team within Land and Environmental Services at Glasgow City Council, will commence shortly for delivery by summer 2018.

11 Comments

Art Vandelay
#1 Posted by Art Vandelay on 12 Aug 2016 at 13:08 PM
Nice Nissan.
Yaldy
#2 Posted by Yaldy on 12 Aug 2016 at 13:28 PM
Need to reroute this - all our cycling lefties live in the west end
Auntie Nairn
#3 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 12 Aug 2016 at 13:30 PM
Paint the cycleways green? One half of the population won't like that.
Plus, i'd hardly call it streetscape 'improvement'.
Chris
#4 Posted by Chris on 12 Aug 2016 at 14:03 PM
The paving looks great, the green cycling lane not so much.

I foresee many accidents as parked cars open their doors on cyclists.

Also is it so hard to plant trees along streets in this country?
Graeme McCormick
#5 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 12 Aug 2016 at 19:14 PM
Artist impression omits the weeds which are a feature of all south side kerbs.
John
#6 Posted by John on 13 Aug 2016 at 09:16 AM
Cyclists / cycle lanes shou;d not be on the same plane as pedestrians. I think I would rather get hit by a car at 20 mph than a racing bikes handlebars at 20mph. Put it on the roadside. It just looks lazy and the cheap option.
Graeme, I'm sure you could take a wee trowel down to the roadside and pick some of those weeds out to improve the area couldnt you? A wee bit of community spirit wouldnt go a miss in the West of Scotland.
Big Chantelle
#7 Posted by Big Chantelle on 15 Aug 2016 at 12:35 PM
I hope thurs some parklets in the design so the south-siders can sit ootside wafting in the delicious aroma ae the local chippy as it permeates thur lungs alang wae the car fumes. It'll be like Copenhagen in nae time. Big Zenga fae Easterhouse will huv tae huv a visit an ye know wit that means lads: farmfoods carrier bag chock full ae McKewan's. She cannae wait.
MoFloBro
#8 Posted by MoFloBro on 15 Aug 2016 at 14:01 PM
Good God what a miserable bunch. This is great news and long overdue. Eglinton Street is a death trap for cyclists.
monkey9000
#9 Posted by monkey9000 on 15 Aug 2016 at 19:44 PM
Good to see the cycle lanes correctly positioned for a change, this is the way it should be done and has worked successfully for many years in the continent!
Iwanna Cyclemore
#10 Posted by Iwanna Cyclemore on 16 Aug 2016 at 10:32 AM
Fantastic I hope we get more cycle paths like this all over...
Stephen
#11 Posted by Stephen on 17 Aug 2016 at 14:26 PM
Great initiative. Hilarious rendering.
As someone who's cycled that route many times this is great news; Victoria Rd was always a danger section. Please don't make it some crazy colour though, it doesn't need to be green for people to know it's for bikes. A bit of ambiguity is a good thing, slowing cyclists down and making everyone take care. Jan Gehl has taught us this if we didn't know it already. We're not trying to encourage lycra clad Chris Hoy wannabes, rather enabling a safe leisurely, healthy and sustainable transport option.

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