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Public invited to have say on new 20mph zone and parking changes on Byres Road

Public invited to have say on new 20mph zone and parking changes on Byres Road

By Glasgow West End Today on 11/01/2020

The next step has been taken in the planned £9m revamp of Byres Road and surrounding streets.

Proposed traffic orders have been issued by the city council.

The public are being asked to comment on the plans that will see a 20mph zone introduced and parking bays cut.

The orders also propose how parking around Hillhead will be amended to accommodate changes on Byres Road.

On-street parking on the famous West End street is being slashed from 117 to 42 bays to make way for segregated cycle lanes.

The traffic plans say more bays will be freed up in side-streets and nearby areas to compensate.

They also propose pedestrianisation of Ashton Lane and Great George Lane, with service access limited to specific times and controlled by drop-bollards.

People have until February 14 to lodge objections.

Adverts have been placed in the local press.

The ad states: “Glasgow City Council proposes to consider the introduction of the above named Traffic Regulation Order in terms of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

“The proposal will introduce a 20mph speed limit on Byres Road, Church Street, Torness Street and Highburgh Road to improve road safety and bring speed limits into line with surrounding residential areas.

“The roads affected by these proposals are generally bounded by: Great Western Road to the north, Hyndland Street to the west and Dumbarton Road to the south.”

Designs to improve to the road were approved by the council’s Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm Committee last April.

Funded by the Glasgow City Region Deal, it will see the major west end street revamped to create a “more attractive environment” for those who live, work and shop in the area.

A copy of the orders will be available for inspection at Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AP.

Objections must be submitted in writing to Christine Francis, Head of Technical Services, Neighbourhoods and Sustainability, Glasgow City Council, 231 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RX or email ByresRoad20MPH@glasgow.gov.uk and it must be received by Friday 14 February 2020.

All objections must be made in writing and must contain a written statement of the grounds of the objection.

Support of the proposals can also be submitted using the above contact details.

Carol Connolly, head of City Deal at Glasgow City Council, said: “The new public realm at Byres Road will improve the experience of the area for all those who live there or use it for shopping, studying, or going out to eat and drink.

“Byres Road is one of the most popular destinations in the city for both Glaswegians and our visitors, and this public realm work will ensure it maintains this position.

“The public consultation saw a wide range of views expressed, and the revised designs reflect this.”

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