As part of the Glasgow City Region City Deal funding, Glasgow City Council is investing approximately £115 million within the city centre to deliver on the Enabling Infrastructure – Integrated Public Realm (EIIPR) programme.
More commonly known as the Avenues programme, this will see streestscape improvements made to the public realm, supporting a key strategic objective of the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan 2014-19: the establishment of principal Avenues throughout the city centre to form an integrated network of continuous pedestrian and cycle priority routes.
The Avenues will be used as a binding mechanism to integrate public realm and placemaking initiatives, making the city more attractive, “people-friendly”, and economically competitive.
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
Consultations will be commencing soon for ‘The Underline’ segment of the scheme which aims to improve the connectivity of St. George’s Cross/Great Western Road/Maryhill Road & North Woodside to the city centre. We will report on new developments to this exciting project as soon as possible.