Team behind Glasgow’s £21.4m avenues project to host information event

Artist’s impression of Cambridge Street’s planned avenue

THE team behind Glasgow City Council’s £21.4 million avenues project is to host an information event this Thursday.

Avenues Plus is a Sustrans-funded project which looks to link Glasgow city centre with neighbouring communities through active travel measures.

Information stalls will be held until 6:30pm on Thursday May 26 on South Portland Street to provide the opportunity for ‘informal discussion’ regarding the project’s proposals for the street. Those attending the event will have the chance to speak to the project teams and design partners on the area’s needs in regard to public space and any barriers to active travel.

Tea and coffee will be on offer, as well as Dr Bike workshops offering maintenance to bikes, and the opportunity to try e-cargo bikes – which allow for cyclists to transport more goods than a standard bicycle would allow for.

Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said, “The fundamental aim of the Avenues Plus project is to make the areas featuring these avenues more attractive, healthier and sustainable – and easier to get to and around.  This event offers a great opportunity to find out more about Avenues Plus and what the project will mean for the city centre and neighbouring communities.”

The wider project will see the creation of avenues at Duke Street, Dobbie’s Loan, and Cowcaddens Road. The local authority said full construction works is anticipated to get underway in the summer of 2024, and be completed by spring 2026.

In 2020, Project Scotland spoke to Civic Engineers on the firm’s work on the project. The article can be read by clicking here.