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Spaces for People - Programme


Here you will find details of the Spaces for People programme, under its three workstreams, City Centre, Neighbourhood Space and Active Travel Routes.  As soon as information about programme phasing is available, it will be added to this site.

If you have suggestions about where emergency temporary measures such as pavement widening and new cycle lanes could be introduced to help people maintain physical distancing for walking, cycling and wheeling, please use the Commonplace Mapping Tool to share these with us.

City Centre

A street-by-street approach will be undertaken with temporary measures introduced to allow priority to be given to pedestrian space around our transport hubs, core shopping streets and any identified pedestrian pinch points.

Work completed so far includes the provision of extra space around Glasgow Central Station High and Low Level entrances to provide additional queuing space, as well as footway widening and road closures in and around George Square.

Spaces for People - City Centre map

pdf icon Spaces for People: Proposed Streets in Scope (City Centre) at 4 June 2020 [235kb]

Proposed areas for Spaces for People temporary measures:

Albion Street
Argyle Street (west of Hope St)
Bath Street (west of Hope Street)
Bath Street (up to Wellington Street)
Bell Street
Bothwell Street
Cambridge Street
Cathedral Street
Cochrane Street
George Square (E)
George Square (N)
George Square (S)
George Square (W)
George Street
Glassford Street

Gordon Street
Hanover Street
High Street / Castle Street
High Street
Hope Street
Ingram Street
Jamaica Street
John Street
Martha Street
Montrose Street (George Street to Ingram St)
Montrose Street
North Portland Street
North Hanover Street
Oswald Street
Queen Street
Queen Street (Ingram Street to George Square)

Renfield Street
Renfrew Street
Richmond Street
Robertson Street
St Vincent Place
St Vincent Street (up to Wellington Street)
St Vincent Street (west of Wellington Street)
South Frederick Street
Stockwell Street
Union Street
Waterloo Street
West George Street (up to Wellington Street)
West Nile Street
Wilson Street
York Street

Neighbourhood Space

This workstream enables the temporary re-allocation of road space for physical distancing outside shops, and will primarily involve the removal of kerbside parking.

The first phase is focused on providing additional space for walking and wheeling in neighbourhood shopping streets, with priority given to areas requiring additional support further to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation; as well as those spaces where issues with queuing have been observed.

Phase 1

Cardonald (Paisley Road West,
off Moulin Road)
 Easterhouse (Westerhouse Road,
Bogbain Road and Shandwick Street)
Cardonald (Paisley Road West, off Moulin Road)  Easterhouse (Westerhouse Road, Bogbain Road and Shandwick Street)
Parkhead (Tollcross Road and Westmuir Street) Tollcross (Tollcross Road)
Parkhead (Tollcross Road and Westmuir Street)  Tollcross (Tollcross Road)
Partick (Dumbarton Rd: Meadow Rd - Anderson St) Partick (Dumbarton Rd: Anderson St - Church St)
Dumbarton Rd 1  Dumbarton Rd 2


Phase 2:

Berryknowes (Paisley Road West between Bucklaw Place and Lamermoor Avenue) Bridgeton (Main Street and Dalmarnock Road)
Berryknowes (Paisley Road West between Bucklaw Place and Lamermoor Avenue)  Bridgeton (Main Street and Dalmarnock Road)
Cathcart (Cathcart Road) Cessnock (Paisley Road West, off Cessnock Street)
Cathcart (Cathcart Road)  Cessnock (Paisley Road West, off Cessnock Street)
Croftfoot (Carmunnock Road, Drakemire Drive and Carmunnock Road) Gorbals (Crown Street)
Croftfoot (Carmunnock Road, Drakemire Drive and Carmunnock Road)  Gorbals (Crown Street)
Govan (Govan Road, Langlands Road and Burleigh Street) Byres Road
Govan (Govan Road, Langlands Road and Burleigh Street)  Byres Rd Phase 2 thumbnail


The next prioritised areas for design work are expected to be Duke Street, Possilpark, Shettleston and Springburn.





Active Travel Routes

This workstream seeks to provide additional space for active travel and for safe physical distancing to be practiced.

So far we have created a temporary cycle lane on the Broomielaw (running from Glasgow Green to the Clyde Arc) and have recently started work at London Road to create a cycle lane between Macduff Street and Kirkpatrick Street.

Further cycle lanes are in development and are noted below. When determining which schemes to take forward a variety of factors are considered including, population density, areas requiring additional support further to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), road safety, access to local facilities, impact on public transport corridors and connectivity into the wider cycle network.

Phase 1

  • Broomielaw
  • London Road
  • Dumbreck Road
  • Gorbals Street
  • Langdale Street
  • Sauchiehall Street (Kelvingrove Park to city centre)
  • Great Western Road (Duntreath Avenue to Lincoln Avenue)
  • Cumbernauld Road (boundary to Royston Road)
  • Hawthorn Street / Bilsland Drive

Other initiatives proposed include cycle parking at 50 new locations and an expansion of Mass Automated Cycle Hire (MACH).

Illustrative Images & Visualisations

Where possible, delineation of road space converted to walking and cycling space will be done as unobtrusively as possible using signing and lining, however in most cases physical barriers will be required. Options for these barriers are currently being considered.

Illustrative Images:

Bus stop boarders Wand Orca One Piece Temporary barriers


Visualisation 1 Visualisation 2 Visualisation 3


Visualisations by Stantec

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