We previously set out plans for Dennistoun to create safer spaces and encourage active travel during COVID-19 through the widening of footways and by reducing or preventing access to 'through' motor traffic.
This work to create a Low Traffic Neighbourhood was completed recently following a scheme adjustment not to take forward the provision of contra-flow cycle lanes.
As outlined when we first published plans for Dennistoun - temporary infrastructure delivered through the Spaces for People programme is relatively agile and can be adjusted as required. Having noted the scheme in practice and in consideration of community feedback, we will be removing some of the measures per the original scheme design, whilst retaining and maintaining those which most broadly meet the aim of creating extra space for physical distancing.
Planters which were installed to prevent motor vehicle access, will be removed from the undernoted streets (and repurposed across the city), along with associated signage and road markings:
Recently introduced one-way systems and footway widening measures will be retained at the locations below, ensuring more space for walking and wheeling around St Denis' and Alexandra Parade Primaries and helping to ease congestion during the school run:
Update - 9 April 2020: Work to implement these final scheme revisions was completed at the start of April 2021. We appreciate the patience of the local community whilst the scheme underwent adjustment, and acknowledge that overall completion took longer than initially anticipated.
As we emerge from the pandemic, we will look to maintain temporary Spaces for People measures during their transition to permanence or prior to their removal. This follows on from a commitment made by the council last June that all measures previously delivered will be evaluated with the view of making them permanent, following consultation and before any relevant traffic orders expire. To this end, the council will work with Sustrans to agree a monitoring and review process, and then to appoint an independent consultant to carry out a review of the infrastructure delivered and make recommendations on which measures should be made permanent. It is proposed that this review would take place from April/May onwards and a report presented to Committee for decision thereafter.