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November 13 2018

 Public quizzed on first Cowcaddens Avenue concepts

Glasgow City Council has launched a further set of consultations designed to gauge public opinion on its £115m Avenues programme following publication of initial designs for the next stage of its city centre public realm strategy.

A hat trick of proposals will be up for discussion spanning the Sauchiehall Precinct, the Underline at Phoenix Road and Cambridge Street to the north of the city centre, with the aim of giving greater priority to cyclists and pedestrians, improving connectivity and introducing green infrastructure.

Stephen O’Malley, founding director of Civic Engineers, commented: “The initial design concepts we are sharing for this round of consultation focus heavily on strengthening the existing connections between the city centre and the West End. 

“With Sauchiehall Street we are looking to build on the existing pedestrianisation and make it a more attractive place to be with more seating, green elements and introducing some informal play for children.”

Earlier consultations have already solicited opinions for an overhaul of Argyle Street with work already well underway at Sauchiehall Street, the first of 16 Avenues to be delivered across the city.

On street consultations will take place on the 16 and 17 November as well as online via the official Avenues website.

Cambridge Street could be in line for some much-needed greenery
Cambridge Street could be in line for some much-needed greenery
The Sauchiehall Precinct between Rose Street and Buchanan Street is also due an overhaul
The Sauchiehall Precinct between Rose Street and Buchanan Street is also due an overhaul

6 Comments

boaby wan
#1 Posted by boaby wan on 13 Nov 2018 at 12:22 PM
Ou est le parklet?
Fat Bloke on Tour
#2 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 13 Nov 2018 at 12:33 PM
£115mill on new pavements is not a credible economic strategy.

Just a waste of scarce resources to fund a micro community of middle class oxygen thieves.

And then there is the segregated bikeway farrago -- complexity for the sake of it.

Spend a quarter the money and get creative.
Stephen R
#3 Posted by Stephen R on 13 Nov 2018 at 12:52 PM
The only difference I can see in Sauchie S, is a slightly different seating type from what's there just now? All for greening the city, this doesn't look like its anywhere near what's required from standard/robustness perspective.
Yep
#4 Posted by Yep on 13 Nov 2018 at 19:22 PM
Segregated bike lanes! Fantastic stuff. Keep this coming please GCC. These may be small, incremental improvements, but it's a great step in the right direction.
cash fritter
#5 Posted by cash fritter on 13 Nov 2018 at 21:51 PM
Would you like my house plants for this project?? They are all dead too.115 million for this guff under that fume filled motorway. You can cycle their just now on the big wide pavement, there is never anybody there! What an utter waste of money. Have Glasgow city councillors got shares in this paving slab company? Any time we as a city get any money it gets frittered away on meaningless pi$h. Maybe you could use this money to save the Egyptian halls or build something in that "park" between the gallowgate and London Rd or any one of about a million other things that our city is badly needing repaired/built.These areas are already "connected" and the amount of road works in sauchiehall street at the moment is killing traders yet you seem to want more disruption just to tinker about and put in some paving slabs and benches! Is this money coming from the city deal cash?
Charlie_
#6 Posted by Charlie_ on 14 Nov 2018 at 13:40 PM
I wonder what % of the £115m is going on this interminable string of consultations? Just plant the trees and lay the paving, will you.

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