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April 24 2019

Byres Road reorganisation to prioritise cyclists and pedestrians

Glasgow City Council is backing £9m of public realm improvements to Byres Road following the conclusion of a public consultation exercise.

Plans call for the introduction of segregated cycle infrastructure along the thoroughfare together with a 20mph vehicle speed limit, improved pavements and additional seating – all of which will shrink the available road surface by 30%.

On-street parking will also take a hit, with spaces falling from 117 to just 42, although provision will be made to increase parking across the wider area.

Carol Connolly, head of City Deal at Glasgow City Council, commented: "The new public realm at Byres Road will improve the experience of the area for all those who live there or use it for shopping, studying, or going out to eat and drink.”

Discussions are ongoing as to whether to pursue a footpath level cycle lane or a stepped version, but the system would incorporate a series of bus stop bypasses to route cyclists way from passengers as well as kerbs and drop bollards around the Hillhead Subway taxi rank.

11 Comments

Martin
#1 Posted by Martin on 24 Apr 2019 at 13:41 PM
Are they actually trying to hide Boyd Orr with some Wile E. Coyote fake scenery? That's hilarious!
Gandalf the Pink
#2 Posted by Gandalf the Pink on 24 Apr 2019 at 13:49 PM
Well done Glasgow City Council. Now join this up with improvements on Dumbarton Road, Argyll Street to Sauchiehall Street and Great Western Road into the city centre.
Meep Meep
#3 Posted by Meep Meep on 24 Apr 2019 at 14:03 PM
Preach, Gandalf!

Can't wait to see this built.
Long, round and full of sea-man
#4 Posted by Long, round and full of sea-man on 24 Apr 2019 at 14:55 PM
That massive LED screen does the job alone. Brush the 80s tarmac and put more adverts on it.
Ay Ay Ron
#5 Posted by Ay Ay Ron on 24 Apr 2019 at 15:16 PM
Great news. Can't believe they're considering a footpath level cycle lane though. Properly segregate it and keep both cyclists and pedestrians safer.
Jaded
#6 Posted by Jaded on 24 Apr 2019 at 19:32 PM
That is laughably weak. A windswept non-space
Roadrunner
#7 Posted by Roadrunner on 24 Apr 2019 at 22:28 PM
@Martin
Meep! Meep!
Charlie_
#8 Posted by Charlie_ on 25 Apr 2019 at 11:08 AM
Basically the only new trees are to be projected on a tv screen. #glesgahatestrees
Bob the Builder
#9 Posted by Bob the Builder on 25 Apr 2019 at 14:03 PM
I just come here for the comments.
its common sense!
#10 Posted by its common sense! on 25 Apr 2019 at 20:41 PM
whats not to like - cars = gtf!
BBox
#11 Posted by BBox on 26 Apr 2019 at 08:52 AM
That non-space must be by the same 'designers' as Shawlands 'civic square'; make sure the space is as bland as possible, with no upkeep required at all.

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