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Neighbourhoods: Details of Spaces for People Infrastructure Delivered

This element of the programme created additional pedestrian space within many of our communities, and was primarily made possible through the removal of kerbside parking.

Footways were widened at Easterhouse, Cardonald, Tollcross, Parkhead, Cessnock, Shawlands, Bridgeton, Partick (Dumbarton Rd), Finnieston and Byres Road, with some measures adjusted and/or removed following a period of monitoring and review.

Schemes to create 'People Friendly Streets' were delivered at ShawlandsDennistoun and Pollokshields, with the aim of creating calmer neighbourhoods that have additional space for walking, wheeling and cycling.

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

Changes were also made to 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.

Kelvin Way complete 2

Update (September 2021):

Whilst Spaces for People temporary measures made it easier to stay a safe distance from others, much of the infrastructure also increases the viability and appeal of walking, wheeling and cycling for everyday journeys, and therefore if kept could contribute to the prioritisation of sustainable transport across the city.  An independent review was therefore commissioned to look at whether to retain or remove measures - the findings of which were accepted by the council's City Administration Committee on 16 September 2021.

Key report recommendations that will now be taken forward include retaining the 'People Friendly Streets' measures at Dennistoun, Shawlands and Pollokshields East, and the removal of all footway widening measures within city neighbourhoods, except for the road closure and associated infrastructure on Kelvin Way


Details of all measures introduced in our neighbourhoods through Spaces for People (including measures subsequently removed) can be found below.

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