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PUBLIC Views Sought On People-Friendly Argyle Street ‘Avenue’ Plans

PUBLIC consultation on the Avenues project in the Argyle Street area of Glasgow City Centre has started.

The £115million Avenues project is funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal, and aims to change the face of the city centre for the better for all those who live, work and visit.

It will see key Glasgow city centre streets redesigned to protect and prioritise space for cyclists and pedestrians, improve connectivity, introduce sustainable green infrastructure through attractive street-scapes and by enhancing biodiversity and improve the way public transport is accommodated.

The Argyle Street Avenue covers from Anderston Cross to Trongate and through St Enoch’s Square and Dixon Street down to the Clyde.

People are being asked to give their thoughts on initial designs. The proposals and a questionnaire will be available online at www.glasgow.gov.uk/avenues until 13 July.

Feedback, along with views already gathered from local businesses and community groups, will help to shape the next stage of designs that will be out for formal public consultation towards the end of the year.

Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The Avenues programme will transform the city centre in the coming years, and is a great example of what will be achieved for Glasgow through the City Deal. The Avenues will deliver a city centre that is better connected, more attractive, and capable of bringing economic growth to residents and businesses, but we want to have the views of as many people as possible to help shape the final design of the project into something that meets the needs and aspirations of the huge number of people and organisations who use the area.”