Work starts on Byres Road tomorrow to temporarily widen some sections of the footway, as part of our Spaces for People programme which is providing extra space for physical distancing to protect public health and help suppress the spread of COVID-19.
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.
Supported by funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People is introducing temporary infrastructure measures across Glasgow to provide extra space for people to walk, wheel or cycle during COVID-19.
Short-term measures across our city centres and neighbourhoods are seeing footways widened at pinch points to ease pedestrian movement and make it easier to access businesses, community facilities and public transport hubs. Consideration is also being given to the positioning of temporary strategic cycling routes to highlight cycling as an attractive, viable and long term commuting choice.
An overview of all the measures implemented to date is available here.