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As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, approximately £115 million is being invested in Glasgow city centre to deliver the "Avenues" programme, which will result in a transformation of the city centre's streetscape and public realm - making it more "people-friendly", more attractive, greener, more sustainable and more economically competitive.

Glasgow City Council has also secured an additional £21 million from Sustrans that will enable the delivery of an additional four Avenue projects. These projects will allow the Council to deliver on a key recommendation made as part of the recent Connectivity Commission: The acceleration and expansion of the Avenues programme into other areas of the city.

The project will deliver a key strategic objective of the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan 2014-19: an integrated network of continuous pedestrian and cycle routes across the city centre.

Design and construction work is being phased over the period 2018 to 2028. Construction work began with the Sauchiehall Street "pilot" Avenue in 2018 and was completed in 2019.

Community Benefits

The EIIPR programme is essentially a quality place-making scheme that will transform 21 key streets and adjacent areas (or "Avenues") in Glasgow city centre, through the introduction of an improved external environment that will rebalance traffic modes, introduce green and SMART infrastructure, and place "people" firmly at the heart of the project vision and design strategy. 

The ambitious project aims to transform the face of the city for all those who live, work and visit.  It will see key Glasgow city-centre streets redesigned to protect and prioritise space for cyclists and pedestrians, improve connectivity, introduce sustainable green infrastructure through attractive streetscapes and enhancing biodiversity and improve the way public transport is accommodated.  

The improvements include:

  • Increased Pedestrian/Cycle Space
  • Continuous Footways
  • Segregated Cycle Lanes
  • Green/Blue Infrastructure
  • Reduced Street Clutter
  • Intelligent Street Lighting (ISL) and Improved Lighting Features


There are no current consultations at this time.

Past Consultation

Initial public consultations have already taken place for:

  • Cowcaddens Road and Dobbie's Loan - Concept Design Proposals October 2022
  • South Portland Street August 2022
  • Glassford Street/Stockwell Street Avenues - February 2020
  • Renfrew Street, Killermont Street and North Hanover Street - Summer 2019
  • Elmbank Street and Holland Street - Summer 2019
  • Sauchiehall Street Precinct, Cambridge Street and New City Road (the 'Underline) - Autumn 2018  
  • Argyle Street, Trongate and Dixon Street - Summer 2018

You can view all the initial design proposals for all of these streets via the Past Avenues Consultations .


The current projects are listed below:

  • The Underline Phase 1 (Cambridge Street)
  • The Underline Phase 2 (New City Road)
  • Argyle Street West (M8 - Hope Street)
  • Sauchiehall Street Precinct
  • Argyle Street East (Hope Street - Trongate)
  • St Enoch's Square and Dixon Street
  • North Hanover Street and Kyle Street
  • Cathedral Street and Bath Street
  • Holland Street and Pitt Street
  • Elmbank Street and Elmbank Crescent
  • Glassford Street and Stockwell Street
  • Broomielaw and Clyde Street
  • George Square
  • Dundas Street and Dundas Lane
  • John Street
  • St Vincent Street and Place & Cochrane Street
  • Hanover Street and Miller Street
  • George Street
  • IFSD West
  • Hope Street and Oswald Street
  • Cowcaddens Road
  • Duke Street and John Knox Street
  • Dobbie's Loan
  • South Portland Street

Project Progress

Holland Street/Pitt Street Avenue Construction

Holland Street/Pitt Street Avenue construction is due to commence in March 2023 and complete in the summer of 2024. The works include:

  • Wider footways constructed with natural stone.
  • A two-way segregated cycleway on Pitt St that will connect with existing cycleways on Sauchiehall Street and Waterloo Street.
  • An 'avenue' of tress on the western side of Holland Street.
  • Further trees on West Regent Street.
  • Raingardens on West George Street and West Regent Street that will include soft landscaping and assist with surface water drainage.

Sauchiehall Street/Charing Cross and Rose Street Pilot

Sauchiehall Street between Charing Cross and Rose Street is the pilot project for the overall Avenues programme.  Construction work commenced in 2018 and is now complete.

Other Avenues will be progressed in phases between now and 2028. 

A map showing the overall Avenues network of individual streets can be downloaded from the Related Documents section on this page.

Story Maps

For a more visual overview of how we are progressing the Avenues Programme click on the link below to view our Story Maps:

Fact File

  • Glasgow City Centre

Electoral Ward





  • 10 - Anders/City/Yorkhill
  • 5 - Govan
  • 8 - Southside Central
  • 9 - Calton
  • 11 - Hillhead
  • 12 - Victoria Park
  • 16 - Canal
  • 17 - Springburn/Royston and
  • 18 - East Centre
  • £115m

Current Stage

  • Sauchiehall Street pilot is now complete.  Design and consultation
    on the next phase of Avenues is underway.

Completion Date              

  • 2028
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