Changes to £9m Byres Road project after concerns raised
GLASGOW councillors have agreed changes to a £9million project planned for Byres Road.
Concerns had been raised about the quality of proposed cycling infrastructure in the initial plan, put forward last year.
Now, the scheme has been revised to include segregated cycle routes along the full length of the busy West End road.
The designs retain many of the features from the original scheme including introducing a 20mph speed limit, upgrading footways and adding seating areas.
Conditions should also be improved for cyclists, with protected cycle lanes, bus stop bypasses, and physical segregation at the Hillhead Subway taxi rank. Original designs proposed a reduction in on-street parking from 117 to 49 spaces, which has been reduced to 42.
Additional consideration will now be given to options for increasing parking space within the wider area.
Carol Connolly, head of City Deal at Glasgow City Council, said: “The new public realm at Byres Road will improve the experience of the area for all those who live there or use it for shopping, studying, or going out to eat and drink.
“Byres Road is one of the most popular destinations in the city for both Glaswegians and our visitors.”
Work is expected to begin in summer 2020, and finish in spring 2022.