Glasgow approves 'people first' city centre transport plan
December 1 2022
Glasgow City Council has approved a transport plan which will guide the delivery of a People First Zone across the city centre over the next decade.
An area bounded by Hope Street, Cowcaddens Road, North Hanover/Glassford Street and Howard Street forms the heart of this zone, in which vehicles will face additional restrictions to minimise congestion.
Key targets include a 23% reduction in vehicle movements and a corresponding 43% increase in walking and a three-fold increase in cycling. This will be achieved by encouraging parking around the periphery of the central core, from where ongoing access can be made by a series of linked avenues which will reallocate roads for active travel and green infrastructure.
£450k of funding has been obtained to conduct an accessibility audit and develop the zone, just one part of a broader package of complementary works that include the Avenues programme, George Square revamp and a landscaped deck at Charing Cross.
Councillor Angus Millar said: "The proposed People First Zone could be transformative for the city centre, and I am delighted that we have secured funding to take forward more detailed work on this project, while funding for an accessibility audit will help us ensure our streets are inclusive for all.”
The approved City Centre Transport Plan, prepared by Systra, is now available to view.
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