Consultation on City Deal project for Byres Road urban realm opens
A public consultation on design proposals for the future of Byres Road, in Glasgow's West End, has now begun.
The consultation will run from 23 May until 27 June, and there will be drop-in events from 3 - 7pm on 24 May (Partick Library) and 31 May (Hillhead Library) where council officers will be on hand to answer any queries about the proposals.
Byres Road will be transformed through a multi-million pound public realm project - funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal - that 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.
Participation in the consultation is either online or through hard copies at both Hillhead Library and Partick Library, and there will be the opportunity to view the design proposals at both libraries.
The design proposals 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 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 - please visit Glasgow City Council's consultation hub at: https://www.glasgowconsult.co.uk/KMS/dmart.aspx?strTab=PublicDMartCurrent&NoIP=1
Construction work on the Byres Road project will begin in the autumn of 2019.