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Byres Road Set for Spaces for People Footway Widening Measures

Published: 1 October 2020

Work starts on Byres Road tomorrow to temporarily widen some sections of the footway, as part of our Spaces for People programme which is providing extra space for physical distancing to protect public health and help suppress the spread of COVID-19.

Byres Rd

On-street parking will be suspended in the affected areas, with extra space for people made available by repurposing the immediate road space usually occupied by parked vehicles.

Spaces for People

Supported by funding from the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland, Spaces for People is introducing temporary infrastructure measures across Glasgow to provide extra space for people to walk, wheel or cycle during COVID-19.

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

An overview of all the measures implemented to date is available here.

Work will commence on Byres Road this Friday 2 October 2020, and is due for completion on the same date. 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:

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