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Glasgow's Green Man Revolution Expands Further

Published: 7 July 2020

Following work to automate twenty sets of traffic lights in our city centre, removing the need to push the button to prompt the green man; this initiative continues, with adjustments made at even more locations.

Altering the lights in this way will ease pedestrian movement in busy areas and ensure there is no need to touch equipment to cross the road.

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Spaces for People

These changes form part of the council's Spaces for People programme which provides additional space for physical distancing in public places, to protect health and suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.

The automated traffic lights will also where appropriate, be set to either minimise pedestrian waiting time or increase the duration the green man is displayed; with both adjustments made where possible.

Signage to let pedestrians know of the change has been affixed to street furniture at relevant crossings, and where tactile cones are installed, these remain in operation to assist the visually impaired.

Supported by £3.5m funding from the Scottish Government, administered by Sustrans Scotland; the council's Spaces for People programme will see the introduction of temporary travel infrastructure in our city centre, across city neighbourhoods and on active travel routes. Footways will be widened at pinch points and also to create easier accessto community facilities and public transport hubs. Temporary strategic cycling routes are also being considered, which will highlight cycling as an attractive, viable commuting choice.

Automated Lights - Latest Locations [updated in May 2021]

Argyle Street/ Union Street
Bath Street / W Nile Street
Byres Road / Highburgh Road
Byres Road / Ruthven Street
Byres Road /Cresswell Street
Cathedral Street / Montrose Street
Cathedral Street/ Buchanan Street
Cowcaddens / Caledonian Uni
Cowcaddens / Port Dundas
Dobbies Loan/ Kyle Street
Duke Street / Cumbernauld Road
Dumbreck / M77(N)
Dumbreck / M77(S)
Dumbreck / Mosspark
Garscube Road / Possil Road
Great Western Road /Napiershall Street
Hope Street / Bath Street
Hope Street / Cowcaddens Street
Hope Street / Renfrew Street
Hope Street / Sauchiehall Street
Hope Street / West George Street
Hope Street / West Regent Street
Paisley Road West / Tweedsmuir
Pollokshaws Road /Cathcart Road
Renfield Street / Gordon Street
Renfield Street / St Vincent Street
Renfield Street / West George Street
Renfield Street/ Bath Street
Renfield Street/ Sauchiehall Street
Renfield Street/ West Regent Street
Saltmarket / Clyde Street
Saltmarket / Greendyke Street
Sauchiehall Street/ W Nile Street
St Vincent Street / West Nile Street
West George Street /West Nile Street
West Nile Street / Gordon Street
West Regent Street/ West Nile Street
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