The largest project of its kind in the UK, the Avenues Programme is expected to deliver the Avenues treatment at 21 suitable locations in five blocks of work across Glasgow City Centre and fringes. These areas will be completely transformed through the delivery of an integrated network of continuous pedestrian and cycle routes – with people at the very heart of their design.
The “Core Avenues” have been broadly sub-divided into 4 blocks of activity (Blocks A, B, C and D), and it will be delivered through City Deal investment over the period to 2027/28.
In addition to the Avenues Programme, Glasgow City Council has successfully secured Sustrans funding (Places for Everyone) to deliver the four additional Avenues grouped together in the new Block S.
The Avenues Programme will reshape the city centre to protect and prioritise space for active travel, improve connectivity, introduce sustainable green infrastructure and improve the way public transport is accommodated. Specific improvements will include:
- Green/blue infrastructure
- Enhanced and widened footways
- Single surface crossing points
- Segregated cycle lanes
- Reduced street clutter
- Intelligent Street Lighting (ISL) and improved lighting features
George Square and two further Avenues will be delivered as part of Block C through Glasgow City Councils investment.
Given the scale of the investment, delivery of future Avenues projects will be phased up to 2027/28. As each City Centre Avenue is created, there will inevitably be an impact on the daily activities of businesses and individuals, with potential road restrictions likely to be in place at various times. However, steps will be taken to minimise any inconvenience and disruption during periods of construction.
The Get Ready Glasgow webpages will hold the most up to date information available to enable businesses and individuals to plan ahead and keep moving.