VIEWS Sought Over Makeover Of Route From City Centre To Dennistoun

9 June, 2023 | Active Travel

One of two options being considered for Duke Street approaching the Bellgrove Street junction

CONSULTATION over the people-friendly Duke Street/John Knox Street Avenues Plus project is to take place.

The scheme will provide high-quality active travel infrastructure on Duke Street, from High Street to Bellgrove Street, and John Knox Street, from Castle Street to Duke Street.

There will be a drop-in session as part of the consultation, at Dennistoun Library between 2 and 6.30pm on Thursday 15 June, with opportunities to find out more about the project in different locations on Duke Street and John Knox Street throughout the day.

Four weeks of online consultation will start from 15 June.

Above, one of two options being considered for Duke Street approaching the Bellgrove Street junction
Duke Street currently

There are four Avenues Plus projects, with the others proposed for 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).

Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The Duke Street and John Knox Street Avenues Plus project will bring economic, environmental, health and social benefits to everyone who lives and works in the area.

“Like the rest of the Avenues Plus programme, this work will improve connections and opportunities for active travel between local communities and the nearby city centre, so it’s important that people take part in this consultation to give their views on the design proposals.”

John Knox Street

Karen McGregor, Sustrans director for Scotland said, “Opportunities for accessible walking, wheeling, and cycling across Glasgow have never been greater than they are now.

“By facilitating safer journeys through the city centre and building common sense connections to other local routes, the Avenues Plus project plays a huge part in the active travel transformation we are already seeing across Scotland.

“We strongly encourage everyone living and working in the area to get involved and share their views on the project proposals.”

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