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Footway Widening Set to Ease Physical Distancing in Partick

Published: 11 August 2020

Work starts tomorrow on Dumbarton Road in Partick to temporarily widen footways as part of Spaces for People, which is providing extra space for physical distancing to protect public health and suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.

Neighbourhoods - Partick

Project Details

To accommodate footway widening, the south side of Dumbarton Road will be:

  • narrowed by 2 metres from the east kerbline of Vine Street, eastwards for an estimated distance of 24 metres [double yellow lines will be installed immediately east of the footway widening works]
  • narrowed by 2 metres immediately east of the above noted double yellow lines, eastwards to the west kerbline of Anderson Street - for an estimated distance of 30 metres
  • narrowed by 2 metres from the west kerbline of Keith Street, westwards - for an estimated distance of 36 metres

See detailed map below:

Partick (Dumbarton Rd)

All parking bays 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.

Spaces for People

Supported by £3.5m funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People will see temporary infrastructure measures introduced across Glasgow to provide extra space for people to walk, wheel or cycle as COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

Short-term measures across our city centres and neighbourhoods will see footways widened at pinch points to ease pedestrian movement and make it easier to access businesses, community facilities and public transport hubs. Consideration will also be given to the positioning of temporary strategic cycling routes to highlight cycling as an attractive, viable and long term commuting choice.

See full details of the progress made to date, here.


Work commences tomorrow (12 August 2020), and is due for completion on or around 19 August 2020. This temporary infrastructure is expected to be in place for a minimum period of 10 weeks, and reviewed in line with the Scottish Government's COVID-19: Framework for Decision Making - Scotland's Route Map through and out of the crisis.

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