ROAD layouts in Dennistoun are being altered to cut traffic and make the area more people-friendly.
Glasgow City Council hope to reduce or prevent access to ‘through’ motor traffic by making the temporary changes as part of the Spaces for People programme.
It’s hoped this will make for quieter, calmer and more pleasant streets, where active travel is more appealing.
The council is targeting roads that are routinely used as ‘rat runs’ or as a means to avoid main routes.
There will be one road closure — Ark Lane at Broompark Drive — and several no-entry points for motor vehicles (one side of the road only) plus some contra-flow cycling routes on existing and new, one-way streets.
Those with motor vehicles will still be able to drive to their homes and businesses but may need to take a slightly different route. Trade, taxi and delivery vehicles will still be able to access all addresses.
Spaces for People, which is funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, is providing temporary walking, wheeling and cycling infrastructure across the city to protect public health during the covid pandemic by enabling safer physical distancing.
Work to implement the changes is due to start on Tuesday and should be complete by 22 December. The measures will be in place for a minimum of 10 weeks.
Convener for sustainability and carbon reduction, Councillor Anna Richardson said: “I’m delighted that through our Spaces for People programme, work will start soon in Dennistoun to discourage the local streets being routinely used as a through route for motor traffic.
“Making some relatively minor road layout changes will help to create a more peaceful and calmer neighbourhood where residents and visitors can move around more freely, and walk, wheel and cycle with less traffic around.
“These positive changes do not affect local access and indicate our ambition and commitment to make active travel safer and more appealing within city neighbourhoods, particularly given the known benefits to health, wellbeing and the environment.”