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PUBLIC Asked For Views Over Multi-Million Pound Makeover Of Byres Road

PUBLIC consultation on design proposals for the future of Byres Road, in Glasgow’s West End, starts next week.

Byres Road will be transformed through a multi-million pound public realm project, funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

It will redesign the street to create a more attractive environment that benefits those who live, work and shop in the area.

The design proposals include widened footways, improved surfaces, reduced street clutter, pavement seating and safe cycle routes.

Consultation will run from 23 May until 27 June, and there will be drop-in events from 3 to 7pm on 24 May at Partick Library and 31 May at Hillhead Library where council officers will be on hand to answer questions about the proposals.

The designs have been developed after a number of very well-attended consultation events in recent years, with representation from local residents, businesses and community groups.

Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of the Glasgow City Region City Deal Cabinet, said: “Byres Road is a key location and destination for Glaswegians and our visitors, and is an important part of the city’s economy day and night. Given its importance, we very much want to hear the thoughts of everyone with an interest in the area and so we would like to see as many people as possible taking part in this consultation. This is your chance to help shape how Byres Road will look and work in the future.”

To take part in the consultation or to find out more about the proposals, visit Glasgow City Council’s consultation hub.

The design proposals will be on show at Hillhead and Partick libraries.