New Avenues projects with cycle lanes to be created at Duke Street and in Gorbals

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New  avenues projects with cycle lanes to be created at Duke Street and in Gorbals
New avenues projects with cycle lanes to be created at Duke Street and in Gorbals

GLASGOW'S Avenues project is to be extended to the east and south of the city centre.

Plans for the redesign of streets including South Portland Street on the south side of the River Clyde can be seen at an event this week.

To the north of the city centre, avenues will be created at Dobbies Loan and Cowcaddens Road. And to the east at Duke Street and at John Knox Street.

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The £21.4m project will add to the city centre Avenues project that has included Sauchiehall Street with plans for Argyle Street under way.

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An event is taking place on Thursday to allow local people and businesses the chance to find out more about the projects.

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Between 10am and 3pm on South Portland Street, there will be information stalls, workshops, Dr Bike workshops to give maintenance to bikes, and the opportunity to try e-cargo bikes.

Hosted information stalls will be in place until 6.30pm for informal discussion about proposals for the South Portland Street area.

Avenues Plus will see the creation of new Avenues at Duke Street from High Street to Bellgrove Street and at John Knox Street from Castle Street to Duke Street.

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At Dobbie’s Loan from North Hanover Street to Canal Street.

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At South Portland Street between Carlton Place and Norfolk Street.

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And at Cowcaddens Road from Cambridge Street to North Hanover Street.

Construction is expected to begin in the Summer of 2024, and be completed by the Spring of 2026.

The council said the aim is to have “safer, accessible and well-connected routes to and from the city centre to make local journeys by foot, cycling and wheeling easier”.

It hopes to create “high quality urban realm including segregated cycle routes and wider pedestrian areas with an inclusive design and provision of green infrastructure such as raingardens and urban trees”.

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.”

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