Submission Documents: Motion by Bailie Thomas Kerr:- "Council notes its continuing ambition to encourage tourists and visitors to come to our city to enjoy attractions such as our world class museums, art galleries and music venues in addition to appreciate Glasgow's leisure and hospitality offerings. Council further notes the positive economic impact that such visitors bring to our city. Council recognises that those who visit our city do so using a variety of transport methods including train, plane and coach. Council notes that due to its decision to close parts of George Square to traffic, many coach operators are no longer able to utilise the large parking spaces in front of the City Chambers as a set down and pick up area and, as a consequence of closing this area to traffic, there is no longer a similar area within the City Centre. Council notes its concern that the removal of this area, without a replacement, may be discouraging those using coaches and impact adversely on vital city centre footfall. Council further recognises that many city centre retail, leisure and hospitality businesses are continuing to face significant business challenges and that it is essential to the city economy that all measures are taken to encourage visitors - by whatever mode of transport they arrive - to visit the city centre. Therefore, Council agrees to instruct the Chief Executive to explore replacement set-down/pick-up areas for coach visitors for the City Centre and to bring a paper to the relevant City Policy Committee setting out what changes may be required to policies and infrastructure to encourage tourists/visitors to visit the city centre when visiting Glasgow by whatever mode of transport they use." Help Icon

This is the list of documents available for the submission Motion by Bailie Thomas Kerr:- "Council notes its continuing ambition to encourage tourists and visitors to come to our city to enjoy attractions such as our world class museums, art galleries and music venues in addition to appreciate Glasgow's leisure and hospitality offerings. Council further notes the positive economic impact that such visitors bring to our city. Council recognises that those who visit our city do so using a variety of transport methods including train, plane and coach. Council notes that due to its decision to close parts of George Square to traffic, many coach operators are no longer able to utilise the large parking spaces in front of the City Chambers as a set down and pick up area and, as a consequence of closing this area to traffic, there is no longer a similar area within the City Centre. Council notes its concern that the removal of this area, without a replacement, may be discouraging those using coaches and impact adversely on vital city centre footfall. Council further recognises that many city centre retail, leisure and hospitality businesses are continuing to face significant business challenges and that it is essential to the city economy that all measures are taken to encourage visitors - by whatever mode of transport they arrive - to visit the city centre. Therefore, Council agrees to instruct the Chief Executive to explore replacement set-down/pick-up areas for coach visitors for the City Centre and to bring a paper to the relevant City Policy Committee setting out what changes may be required to policies and infrastructure to encourage tourists/visitors to visit the city centre when visiting Glasgow by whatever mode of transport they use.".

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Item Minute - 26 October 2023 Minute Public Open Document in PDF Format
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