The global climate crisis as well as the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on local neighbourhoods and town centres highlighting the importance of local public space within our city and the need to re-prioritise the balance of our streets.
It is possible to rebalance the way streets are designed and used, to make them more people friendly and better for socialising and improving commercial activity. But also to place active travel and public transport as a first choice whilst maintaining the transport needs of the city. Glasgow is adopting the 20 Minute Neighbourhood approach by establishing the Liveable Neighbourhoods Plan.
The publication of this Toolkit is the first stage of a 10 year programme that will allow the City Council to work with and enable communities to improve their neighbourhoods.