DESIGNS Being Drawn Up For Active Travel Bridge Over Railway Line

4 October, 2021 | Active Travel

A NEW pedestrian and cycling bridge is being proposed over a central Glasgow railway line.

The Collegelands Bridge project aims to deliver an active travel crossing “to address the barrier of movement” caused by the High Street railway line.

A Glasgow City Council report states: “It will improve both south-north and east-west connections and the active travel routes from the East End to the City Centre.

“The project is moving from option development to detailed design with [active travel organisation] Sustrans funding being sought for design and construction phases.”

The exact location for the bridge is not given. Duke Street and John Knox Street nearby are already set to receive major overhauls as part of the Avenues programme, making the pedestrian and bike-friendly.

The Collegelands area, between High Street and Hunter Street, has several large student accommodation buildings, a Moxy hotel and offices, leased to the new Social Security Scotland benefits agency which is expected to employ hundreds at the premises.

Planning permission is being sought for further major residential and office development at the site. High Street station is also in line for a multi-million pound revamp.

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