NEARLY all of the cycle and pedestrian improvements introduced in Glasgow during the pandemic will be made permanent under council plans.
An independent review has been carried out of the Spaces For People changes that were made across the city.
It has recommended keeping all the active travel routes that were introduced — including the high-profile Broomielaw/Riverside lane — as well as making Kelvin Way, at Kelvingrove Park, permanently traffic-free.
Almost all footway widening in the city centre will remain apart from Gordon Street outside Central Station, although wider pavements elsewhere will be be lost.
Councillors are being asked to approve the plan and agree that the process to secure traffic regulation orders is started.
Active travel organisation Sustrans is providing £800,000 for the council to fund upgrading measures to permanent quality.
Full Details Of Measures To Be Made Permanent
City Centre: George Square road closures and urban greening; Merchant city, footway widening and urban greening; footway widening at travel hubs (apart from Gordon Street because of the impact public transport links to and from Central Station)
People-friendly streets in Dennistoun, Shawlands and Pollokshields East plus Kelvin Way road closure
Active travel routes: Riverside/Broomielaw; Bilsland Drive; Hawthorn Street; Dumbreck Road; Provanmill Road; Great Western Road; Argyle Street; London Road; Wallacewell Road; Cambridge Street; Gorbals Street; Howard Street; Cumbernauld Road; Brockburn Road; Braidcraft Road; Royston Road; Clarence Drive
Measures To Be Removed
Footway widening in Finnieston, Partick, Bridgeton, Cessnock, Shawlands, Parkhead, Tollcross, Easterhouse. Measures in Byres Road will be replaced by a major public realm improvement project, which is due to start on site during spring 2022.)