Avenues Programme – The Underline

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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.