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Spaces for People Measures to Ease Physical Distancing in Finnieston

Published: 20 August 2020

Work starts in Finnieston next week to temporarily widen footways on sections of Argyle Street between Regent Moray Street and Breadalbane Street 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.


On-street parking will be unavailable in the affected areas, with extra space for people made possible by repurposing road space often occupied by parked vehicles.

Detailed information about this specific project can be found here.

Spaces for People

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

Short-term measures across our city centres and neighbourhoods has involved footway widening 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.

For full details of all projects implemented so far under the Spaces for People programme can be found here.

Timescales and Further Detail

Work will commence on 24 August 2020, and is due for completion on 31 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.


Update - 5 November 2020:

Spaces for People measures are temporary in nature and as such are agile. At this location it has been assessed following a period of monitoring and review, that footway widening is not required at this time however if future observations indicate a need to change, the infrastructure can readily be reinstated to meet physical distancing requirements.

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