Views sought on urban realm proposals for east of Glasgow city centre

VIEWS are being sought on proposed urban realm improvements to the east of Glasgow city centre.

A four-week online consultation is being hosted by the city council – about planned works to Duke Street and nearby John Knox Street – beginning next Thursday, when there is an in-person event.

The streets are part of a much wider urban realm improvement programme for Glasgow city centre, called the ‘Avenues’ programme (here).

This Duke-Street-and-John-Knox-Street initiative is part of so-called ‘Avenues Plus’, described – here, by the city council – as a “£21.3million… programme [that] will see the development of a series of high-quality walking, wheeling and cycling links with communities on the fringes of the city centre, with additional features including secure cycling storage hubs and community engagement activities to encourage the use of these links, which will bring a range of benefits to Glasgow.”

The announcement continues: “The Avenues Plus project is funded by the Places for Everyone programme, an active travel infrastructure programme backed by the Scottish Government and administered by [the cycling, walking and wheeling charity] Sustrans Scotland. The project will complement the wider [£115m] Avenues programme in Glasgow city centre, with the latter funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

“The Duke Street (High Street to Bellgrove Street) and John Knox Street (Castle Street to Duke Street) element is one of four in the Avenues Plus project, with the others located at Cowcaddens Road (from Cambridge Street to North Hanover Street); Dobbie’s Loan (from North Hanover Street to Canal Street); and South Portland Street (from Carlton Place suspension bridge to Norfolk Street).”

When launched, the online consultation can be found here.

Picture credit: Glasgow City Council

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