Avenues Plus to reinstate lost grandeur of South Portland Street
August 31 2022
Glasgow City Council has presented plans to reform South Portland Street in the latest stage of efforts to remodel the city centre around active travel.
The ‘Avenues Plus’ project joins similar initiatives at Cowcaddens Road, Dobbie’s Loan and Duke Street to introduce street trees, widen footways, minimise street clutter and introduce cycle lanes & improved lighting.
Funded by Transport Scotland, via the Sustrans ‘Places for Everyone’ programme, the work will connect a short stretch of the surviving street to a planned linear park through Laurieston that follows its original longer alignment.
Once the centrepiece of the Georgian district of Laurieston, South Portland Street was built by architect Peter Nicholson as the broadest street in the area on behalf of the Laurie brothers.
Ironside Farrar have prepared a range of traffic management options to facilitate the changes; including permitting a right turn from Coburg Street at Norfolk Street and reversing the direction of Coburg Street and South Portland Street.
A drop-in event will be held today at 37 South Portland Street between 13:30 and 18:00.
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