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June 15 2020

Pollok Park active travel plan to boost connectivity

Glasgow City Council has authored an active travel transformation plan for Pollok Park ahead of the planned reopening of the Burrell Collection in Spring 2021.

To accommodate an anticipated rise in foot and vehicle traffic the council proposes to improve public transport links while enhancing cycle and pedestrian links.

A key objective of this work will be to relocate traffic and parking to the periphery of the park as far as possible while making it easier to access the park on foot and by bike through the creation of a new segregated pedestrian route from Haggs Road, a dual cycle lane on Pollok Avenue and a bike hire station at the Burrell.

An electric shuttle bus will also ferry visitors between key attractions every 15 minutes.

A statement compiled by the development and regeneration services department read: “While it is recognised that there will be a requirement for a certain level of car parking within the centre of the park, the main provision of car parking will be on the periphery of the site. Through various landscaping installations and points of interest along the route, people will be encouraged to walk to attractions and enjoy the variety of green space within the park.”

To accommodate all the necessary infrastructure it will be necessary to fell 21 trees while introducing a new segregated road from Haggs Road, linking to a 277-space car park on the derelict Nether Pollok blaes pitch.

The current entrance off Haggs Road will also be widened by realigning existing walls and entrance columns to accommodate vehicle use.

A derelict building at 53 Haggs Road will be demolished to accommodate an enlarged entrance
A derelict building at 53 Haggs Road will be demolished to accommodate an enlarged entrance
The current entrance off Haggs Road will also be widened by realigning existing walls and entrance columns to accommodate vehicle use.
The current entrance off Haggs Road will also be widened by realigning existing walls and entrance columns to accommodate vehicle use.

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