Glaswegians asked to give their views on city centre and Blythswood regeneration

A potentially hazardous proposal, which will affect blind and partially sighted people, to dramatically change a part of Sauchiehall Street has been proposed.

 

Glaswegians are being asked to come forward and have their say as the plans to dramatically change the city centre move into the next phase.

As part of the Glasgow City Centre Regeneration Framework two events will be held this week to give people the chance to have their say.
The Regeneration Framework plan will dramatically change key areas of the town, with the plan for Sauchiehall Street one of the boldest.

If the blueprint is adopted new cycle lanes and pedestrian zones would be put in place, leaving just one lane for traffic. A new public park would also be built over the M8 motorway, directly in front of the Mitchell Library at Charing Cross.

Now two public meetings will focus on the city centre, with the first, (Y)our Central, looking at the Central District and taking place at St George’s Tron on Buchanan Street tomorrow (May 9) at 6.30pm.

The second event, (Y)our Blythswood, will look at the zone near Charing Cross and Sauchiehall Street, which largely includes private businesses and some of the city’s best known hotels, bars and restaurants. It will take place on Thursday (May 11) at 6.30pm at St Vincent Street Church on St Vincent Lane.

Similar meetings have been held to discuss the Broomielaw, Sauchiehall and Garnethill areas over the past six months with the City 

 

The potential impact on accessibility for those of us with sight loss requires to be drawn to the attention of Glasgow City Council.

 

SITE is anxious to reflect the views of members and if you have comments please email these to info@sitescotland.org

 

 

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