Glasgow City Council push £9m Byres Road public realm enhancement
January 25 2017
A public consultation has identified the need for a full redesign of the street with improved surfaces, reduced clutter and new seating to create a more pleasant environment for pedestrians and cyclists while improving access to the University of Glasgow.
Construction work is expected to get underway toward the end of 2018 on the project which would fashion a number of new civic spaces along the route on underutilized land such as Ashton Road car park, the Church Street triangle and important junctions at Chancellor and Great George Street.
Councillor Frank McAveety, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “Byres Road is a jewel in the crown of Glasgow’s economic and social life, attracting visitors from Glasgow and beyond to its attractions during the day and at night. This consultation process will help to ensure that it remains in this position by informing how best to shape the Byres Road that everyone with an interest in the area wants, and I would urge all stakeholders to participate.”
Local architects Benton Scott-Simons are leading the design team and will undertake a series of community consultations from 23 February at Hillhead Library.
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