Work starts in Bridgeton today to temporarily widen a section of the footway on Main Street 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.
Main Street, south of Dalmarnock Road, will see the road narrowed by 2 metres to accommodate footway widening; with an extension of double yellow lines added to its east side.
On-street parking will be unavailable in the affected area, with extra space for people made available by repurposing the immediate road space usually occupied by parked vehicles.
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.