Following work to automate twenty sets of traffic lights in our city centre, removing the need to push the button to prompt the green man; this initiative continues, with adjustments made at even more locations.
Altering the lights in this way will ease pedestrian movement in busy areas and ensure there is no need to touch equipment to cross the road.
These changes form part of the council's Spaces for People programme which provides additional space for physical distancing in public places, to protect health and suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.
The automated traffic lights will also where appropriate, be set to either minimise pedestrian waiting time or increase the duration the green man is displayed; with both adjustments made where possible.
Signage to let pedestrians know of the change has been affixed to street furniture at relevant crossings, and where tactile cones are installed, these remain in operation to assist the visually impaired.
Supported by £3.5m funding from the Scottish Government, administered by Sustrans Scotland; the council's Spaces for People programme will see the introduction of temporary travel infrastructure in our city centre, across city neighbourhoods and on active travel routes. Footways will be widened at pinch points and also to create easier accessto community facilities and public transport hubs. Temporary strategic cycling routes are also being considered, which will highlight cycling as an attractive, viable commuting choice.
Automated Lights - Latest Locations [updated in May 2021]
|Argyle Street/ Union Street|
|Bath Street / W Nile Street|
|Byres Road / Highburgh Road|
|Byres Road / Ruthven Street|
|Byres Road /Cresswell Street|
|Cathedral Street / Montrose Street|
|Cathedral Street/ Buchanan Street|
|Cowcaddens / Caledonian Uni|
|Cowcaddens / Port Dundas|
|Dobbies Loan/ Kyle Street|
|Duke Street / Cumbernauld Road|
|Dumbreck / M77(N)|
|Dumbreck / M77(S)|
|Dumbreck / Mosspark|
|Garscube Road / Possil Road|
|Great Western Road /Napiershall Street|
|Hope Street / Bath Street|
|Hope Street / Cowcaddens Street|
|Hope Street / Renfrew Street|
|Hope Street / Sauchiehall Street|
|Hope Street / West George Street|
|Hope Street / West Regent Street|
|Paisley Road West / Tweedsmuir|
|Pollokshaws Road /Cathcart Road|
|Renfield Street / Gordon Street|
|Renfield Street / St Vincent Street|
|Renfield Street / West George Street|
|Renfield Street/ Bath Street|
|Renfield Street/ Sauchiehall Street|
|Renfield Street/ West Regent Street|
|Saltmarket / Clyde Street|
|Saltmarket / Greendyke Street|
|Sauchiehall Street/ W Nile Street|
|St Vincent Street / West Nile Street|
|West George Street /West Nile Street|
|West Nile Street / Gordon Street|
|West Regent Street/ West Nile Street|