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Additional Space for Physical Distancing in Cessnock

Published: 29 July 2020

Work starts on Paisley Road West in Cessnock today to temporarily widen footways as part of our Spaces for People programme, which is providing extra space for physical distancing to protect public health and suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.

The work will see the north side of Paisley Road West narrowed by 2 metres between Harley Street and Cessnock Street.

On-street parking will be suspended in the affected areas, with extra space for people made available by repurposing the immediate road space usually occupied by parked vehicles.


Spaces for People

Supported by £3.5m funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People will see temporary infrastructure measures introduced across Glasgow to provide extra space for people to walk, wheel or cycle as COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

Short-term measures across our city centres and neighbourhoods will see footways widened at pinch points to ease pedestrian movement and make it easier to access businesses, community facilities and public transport hubs. Consideration will also be given to the positioning of temporary strategic cycling routes to highlight cycling as an attractive, viable and long term commuting choice.

Schedule of Works

Work will commence on 29 July 2020, and is due for completion on 5 August 2020. This temporary infrastructure is expected to be reviewed in line with the Scottish Government's COVID-19: Framework for Decision Making - Scotland's Route Map through and out of the crisis.

Cessnock (Paisley Road West, off Cessnock Street)

Update - 8 September 2020:

Spaces for People infrastructure is temporary and as such, agile. Measures can be mobilised relatively quickly as the need arises, and adjustments made to existing infrastructure after a period of review.

Following a monitoring period at this location, the temporary infrastructure has been removed.

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