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DELAY For Glasgow’s Public Realm Avenues Project

WORK on the next Glasgow City Centre Avenue is not expected to begin for at least 12 months.

A City Council report states that construction activity on making more streets people and bike friendly is likely to start in late 2020.

The first Avenue, completed this summer, is on Sauchiehall Street (Charing Cross to Rose Street).

The report explains: “There have been delays to the programme due to the requirement to develop the George Square traffic plan, and the need to accommodate various major events between 2020 and 2023.”

Next on site is likely to be the Underline, above — linking Great Western Road with the city centre via St George’s Place, Phoenix Road, New City Road and Cambridge Street.

Officials say the council is working closely with Glasgow School of Art at Stow College, which is on the Underline route, to ensure the greatest benefits for the local community.

The £115million Avenues programme is described as a new approach to public realm design for the city centre, with more focus on pedestrians and active travel, with the aim of reducing traffic.