Projects identified to improve districts

A TOTAL of 28 potential projects have been chosen by local people in two areas of Glasgow, to help make their neighbourhood more ‘liveable’.

Measures such as traffic calming, improved footpaths and the introduction of planters and public seating have been identified as part of the city council’s ambition to “ensure residents all across Glasgow can access key services in their local area within 20 minutes by active travel [walking, cycling and ‘wheeling’] or public transport”.

The areas are Ruchill to Cowlairs in the north of the city and Langside to Toryglen in the south.

And they form the first tranche of a possible 28 (coincidentally) areas of Glasgow to be chosen as part of the city’s ’20-minute neighbourhoods’ plan.

Says the city council, here: “The [Ruchill to Cowlairs and Langside to Toryglen] proposals will now go forward for more detailed work on the design of each individual projects, which will help to develop costings for the work.

“Further consultation work has already begun on Liveable Neighbourhoods for Dennistoun to Carntyne and Govan to Kingston.

“Existing working on the Yorkhill and Kelvingrove Cycling Village is also being reviewed to ensure it fits with the principles of the Liveable Neighbourhood for the Yorkhill to Anderston area.

“Other areas in line for Liveable Neighbourhoods development are: Pollokshaws, Mansewood, Pollokshields West, Shawlands and Strathbungo; Greater Gorbals, Govanhill and Pollokshields East; Sighthill, Roystonhill, Germiston, Blackhill and Hogganfield; Yoker, Scotstoun, Jordanhill and Whiteinch; North Cardonald, Pennilee, Crookston, South Cardonald, Bellahouston, Craigton and Mosspark; Knightswood, Temple and Anniesland; Lambhill and Milton; and Easterhouse, Ruchazie and Garthamlock.”

The announcement adds: “An initial business case for the first four Liveable Neighbourhood areas indicates the programme will deliver an estimated benefit of £265m for the city, which is five to 13 times greater than early estimates on the potential investment needed for the proposed projects in each neighbourhood.”

Pictured: George Square, central Glasgow, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland