Further funding approved for Sauchiehall Street revamp

Sauchiehall StreetPlans to transform Sauchiehall Street into a tree-lined avenue have been boosted by almost £7 million in funding from Glasgow City Council.

The revamp will introduce a two-way cycle lane and improve pavements for people walking along the bars and clubs.

Pay and display parking would also be completely removed and more trees planted along the road to create what has been dubbed “Sauchiehall Street Avenue” in council documentation.

Sauchiehall Street3A committee meeting at the local authority yesterday passed the funding of £6.751m for the plan, which has been in place since 2015.

The work marks the start of a £115m investment by the council to create a network of continuous pedestrian and cycle priority routes in the city centre.

Sauchiehall Street2Glasgow City Council leader and Glasgow City Region City Deal Cabinet chairwoman, Susan Aitken, welcomed the vital decision to approve the funding.

She said: “This approval of the full business case for the Sauchiehall Street project is great news for the city, and will transform this vital part of the city centre.

“This scheme will be the first visible example of what this City Deal will do for Glasgow and will leave the Sauchiehall Street area better-connected, with improved cycling and pedestrian infrastructure and offering more and improved sites making this an even more attractive location for businesses to invest in.”

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