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Neighbourhoods: Details of Temporary Works

This element of the programme seeks to free up pedestrian space where it's most needed such as outside local shops and has primarily been achieved through the removal of kerbside parking.

We initially widened footways at Easterhouse, Cardonald, Tollcross, Parkhead, Cessnock, Shawlands, Bridgeton, Partick (Dumbarton Rd), Finnieston and Byres Road. Whilst some of the footway widening measures have since been removed following a period of monitoring and review, the infrastructure can be readily reinstated should the need arise.  This flexible approach also applies to other areas such as Berryknowes, Cathcart, Croftfoot, Gorbals, Govan, Duke Street, Possilpark, Shettleston and Springburn - with detailed plans already drawn up for these areas which can be mobilised quickly if required.

We have also assisted schools, with extra pavement space created outside Lourdes Primary School and Shawlands Primary School to ease pedestrian congestion at school drop off/pick up time.

Schemes that discourage 'through traffic' within areas we know are routinely used as rat-runs, are also in development with the first low traffic neighbourhood  in progress at Dennistoun. These projects aim to make neighbourhood streets calmer and more people-friendly, and so encourage connected walking, wheeling and cycling.

We have also reconfigured the road layout on Kelvin Way to balance the provision of extra space for walkers, wheelers and cyclists whilst enabling vehicular access into the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - see Sustrans' video of how locals are enjoying the new space.

Kelvin Way complete 2

Full details of temporary Neighbourhood Space projects previously delivered, and ongoing can be found here.

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