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Residents' views sought on plans for more people-friendly streets

Published: 25 August 2023


Residents of four Glasgow neighbourhoods are being encouraged to share their views on early-stage proposals to create people-friendly streets that are less dominated by traffic.

  • Yoker to Whiteinch
  • Royston to Hogganfield
  • Mansewood to Shawlands
  • Pollokshields East to Gorbals

Funded by a Places for Everyone grant from Sustrans Scotland, the proposals are part of wider plans to create Liveable Neighbourhoods across the city, where daily needs can be met locally, active travel is more appealing and car dependency reduced.

Earlier this year, residents in neighbourhoods across the four study areas made suggestions for improvements in their communities.  Now a shortlist of potential projects for each area are being progressed for further design development and potentially construction, subject to future funding opportunities arising.

City Convener for Climate and Transport Cllr Angus Millar said: "Rebalancing our streets so they are more people-friendly offers increased opportunities for residents to access services, facilities, and amenities within a short walk, wheel, cycle, or public transport journey from home.

"Shortlisted projects, as part of our latest Liveable Neighbourhoods plans that we are seeking feedback on, include reducing the volume of through-traffic in Mansewood and Hillpark, improving pedestrian and cycling links to Crown Street Retail Park in the Gorbals, improving connectivity through Germiston and the wider area, and reducing the domination of vehicle traffic in Scotstoun to create a safer and more pleasant environment for residents.

"As part of our citywide Liveable Neighbourhoods programme, we are looking at Glasgow, street by street, community by community, and finding ways to connect and improve our local neighbourhoods. I hope everybody with an interest in the latest areas to benefit will engage with this process and help determine local priorities."

Details of the shortlisted projects for each Liveable Neighbourhood and how to share your feedback (including workshops, drop-in/pop-up events and an online survey) are shown below.


Yoker to Whiteinch LN (includes Scotstoun, Anniesland and Jordanhill)


Street Accessibility Programme - sections of Hawick Street and Dumbarton Road (Yoker)

Area-wide programme of junction and street redesign to improve pedestrian safety, priority, and accessibility - including crossings of the railway bridges that connect communities and facilities, particularly improving routes to schools.

Anniesland Road (West), Kingsway and Dumbarton Road junction accessibility

Transformation of the road corridor into a people-friendly street that reduces severance between communities and connectivity to the Knightswood Centre, including improvements for pedestrian crossings.

Scotstoun neighbourhood filtered permeability (reducing through-traffic)

Design options and trial of 'filtered permeability' and other potential measures to address through-traffic in the Scotstoun 'Avenues' neighbourhood and create greater amenity for residents.

Victoria Park Drive South and Dumbarton Road junction

Transformation of the road corridor into a people-friendly street that reduces severance between Whiteinch and Victoria Park. This will include options for the existing junction at Dumbarton Road to simplify and improve pedestrian and cycle crossings.

Jordanhill School

Changes to the street environment on Chamberlain Road to improve walking and cycling safety and accessibility, while slowing traffic and deterring through-traffic


Complete the Survey:

Find out more about the projects and share your opinions by completing the online survey which is open until 1 October 2023. 

Yoker to Whiteinch Liveable Neighbourhood proposals - online survey


In Depth Workshop:

22nd August (1830-2000) - Whiteinch Community Centre, 1 Northinch St, G14 0UG

Reserve your space at the workshop by clicking on this link.


Drop-in sessions:

22nd August (1100 - 1230) - Whiteinch Community Centre, 1 Northinch St, G14 0UG

5 September (1230 - 1400) - Whiteinch Community Centre, 1 Northinch St, G14 0UG

6 September (1800 - 1930) - Heart of Scotstoun Centre, 64 Balmoral St, G14 0BL


Outdoor pop-up events:

26 August (1100 - 1300) - Victoria Park

10 September (1100 - 1300) - Yoker Park playground


Royston to Hogganfield LN (includes Sighthill, Roystonhill, Germiston and Blackhill)


Royston Square placemaking

Royston Square local centre public realm - greening and pedestrian infrastructure improvements to the local high street environment.

Germiston Neighbourhood Improvement and Connectivity Project

This is a collection of small projects: 

  • Barmulloch Primary School - school environment and improvements, and new active travel connections. 
  • Forge Street -  street accessibility and greening
  • Forge Street/Coll Place - improve existing walking link to better connect Coll Place and Forge Street
  • Area wide - street greening/accessibility programme

Junction 15 (M8) Connectivity Project

M8, J15 walking, wheeling, and cycling improvements.

Royston to Alexandra Parade Connectivity Project

M8 bridge between Rosemount Street and Alexandra Parade - addressing issues to access.

Royston to Dennistoun Connectivity Project

Cloverbank Street to Armadale Path (parallel to Viewpark Avenue). Access and improvements to pedestrian and cycle connection, including path widening, lighting, and surfacing. To review existing underpass at M8 and possible reopening of closed underpass as a trial.

Riddrie Park + Cemetery Connectivity Project

Riddrie Park Cemetery Greenside Street to Cumbernauld Road Connection. Entry improvements and potential new access point at Cumbernauld Road.

Royston to St Rollox Connectivity Project

Charles Street to St Rollox Retail & Business Park. Investigate potential creation of new link across the St Rollox Railway Works site to connect Royston to St Rollox Retail and Business Park. This would improve access to convenience retail for the Royston community. This could be integrated with future development.


Complete the Survey:

Find out more about the projects and share your opinions by completing the online survey which is open until 1 October 2023. 

Royston to Hogganfield Liveable Neighbourhood proposals - online survey


In Depth Workshop:

29 August (1830 - 2000) - Roystonhill Community Hub, 174 Roystonhill, G21 2LG

Reserve your space at the workshop here.


Drop-in sessions:

29 August (1100 - 1230) - Roystonhill Community Hub, 174 Roystonhill, G21 2LG

7 September (1230 - 1400) - Molendinar Community Centre, 1210 Royston Rd, G33 1HE

13 September (1800 - 1930) - Roystonhill Community Hub, 174 Roystonhill, G21 2LG


Outdoor pop-up events:

27 August (1100 - 1300) - Hogganfield Park, near the playpark.

9 September (1100 - 1300) - Alexandra Park by the Saracen Fountain


Mansewood to Shawlands LN (includes Pollokshaws, Pollokshields West and Strathbungo)


Mansewood & Hillpark Filtered Permeability (reducing through-traffic)

Introduction of filtered permeability in the Mansewood and Hillpark areas to address the volume of through-traffic that cuts through the neighbourhood. Potential to help facilitate safer routes to school.

Shawlands & Strathbungo: Area wide accessibility strategy

Neighbourhood-wide assessment of junctions, crossings and other accessibility challenges that should be prioritised for interventions.

Kildrostan Triangle Enhancements (Nithsdale Rd)

Reconfigure road layout around Kildrostan Triangle to slow traffic, introduce SUDs provision and increase safe opportunities to cross Nithsdale Rd.

Have your say:

Details of the projects can be found here. Take a look and share your thoughts via the survey


Pollokshields East to Gorbals LN (includes Tradeston and Govanhill)


Safe and Direct Links to Crown St Retail Park

Improve the safety, directness and comfort of foot and cycle links to Crown Street Retail Park from Oatlands housing, Crown Street housing and the northern end of Cathcart Road.

Destination Laurieston

Create a new civic space to form a focus between Crown Street and new housing in Laurieston. Opportunity to provide a new space adjacent to the Citizen Theatre and re-animating the historic railway vaults.

Albert Drive (West) Enhancements

Build upon (Re)Imagine Albert Drive exercise to improve Albert Drive area, addressing issues around drainage, parking, active travel provision, traffic speed and safety.

Have your say:

Details of the projects can be found here. Take a look and share your thoughts via the survey


More About Liveable Neighbourhoods

Our Liveable Neighbourhood Plans are being developed through community engagement. Over the coming years, these plans will cover every part of the city.

As well as looking at what is already in the pipeline for some areas, new ideas for making walking, wheeling and cycling easier will be identified and put forward for further consideration. Proposals could include measures such as widened footways, enhanced greenspace, and segregated cycleways.

As a key element of our Transport Strategy which seeks to create a modern, resilient and sustainable transport system for the city, our Liveable Neighbourhoods programme will focus specifically on our town centres, the everyday journeys we make, active travel and creating people-friendly streets which are less dominated by motor vehicles.

To ensure there is a consistent approach to engagement and project design, we have published a Liveable Neighbourhood Toolkit. This resource will also help communities identify local aspirations and consider how their ideas might be brought to life.  

For wider context, our Liveable Neighbourhoods programme responds to:

  • The 20-minute neighbourhood concept - where people can have most of their needs met within a reasonable distance of their home without needing to use a car
  • The place principle - where people, location and resources combine to create a sense of identity and purpose, and is at the heart of addressing the needs and realising the full potential of communities
  • The climate emergency and our net zero targets
  • Our commitment to 'Vision Zero' where no-one is killed or seriously injured on our roads, streets, cycle ways and footpaths.


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Published: 25 August 2023

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