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Extra Pedestrian Space for Shawlands to Help with Physical Distancing

Published: 5 August 2020

Work started today on Deanston Drive in Shawlands, to temporarily widen footways as part of our Spaces for People programme which is providing extra space for physical distancing to protect public health and suppress a resurgence of COVID-19.

The south side of Deanston Drive will be narrowed by 2 metres on a section of road between Skirving Street and Afton Street with extra space for people made available by repurposing the immediate road space usually occupied by parked vehicles.

Neighbourhoods - Shawlands

Spaces for People

Supported by £3.5m funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People will see temporary infrastructure measures introduced across Glasgow to provide extra space for people to walk, wheel or cycle as COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

Short-term measures across our city centres and neighbourhoods will see footways widened at pinch points to ease pedestrian movement and make it easier to access businesses, community facilities and public transport hubs. Consideration will also be given to the positioning of temporary strategic cycling routes to highlight cycling as an attractive, viable and long term commuting choice.

See full details of the progress made to date, here.

Schedule of Work and Detailed Map

Work commenced today, and is due for completion on or around 12 August 2020.

This temporary infrastructure is expected to be in place for a minimum period of 10 weeks, and reviewed in line with the Scottish Government's COVID-19: Framework for Decision Making - Scotland's Route Map through and out of the crisis.

Detailed Map:


Update - 15 September 2020:

Spaces for People infrastructure is temporary and as such, agile. Measures can be mobilised relatively quickly as the need arises, and adjustments made to existing infrastructure after a period of review.

Following a monitoring period at this location, the temporary infrastructure has been removed.


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