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STORIES ON THE HIGH STREET – A THRIVING CITY

STORIES ON THE HIGH STREET – A THRIVING CITY

The Thriving City story map has been developed as part of the High Street Area Strategy, to offer an opportunity to explore 1500 years of history of the High Street of Glasgow. Like many projects within the strategy, the Thriving City story map intends to bring more...

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CYCLING IN GLASGOW CITY CENTRE INCREASES

CYCLING IN GLASGOW CITY CENTRE INCREASES

Glasgow City Centre has long been associated with poor air quality. However, steps are being taken to enhance air quality into the city centre. There is already evidence of what can be achieved by limiting car and bus usage in the city centre. For instance, the first...

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TIER 4: WHAT CAN YOU STILL DO IN GLASGOW?

TIER 4: WHAT CAN YOU STILL DO IN GLASGOW?

As announced by the First Minister on 17 November, Glasgow is now in Tier 4, effectively putting the city into lockdown once again. Consequentially, all our lives will be further impacted, with all but essential retail being forced to close. In addition, bars,...

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(Y)OUR CITY CENTRE

The Sauchiehall and Garnethill District Framework has been completed, and work has started on delivery. Work has commenced on Phase 2 of the DRF, which includes the areas of Broomielaw, Blythswood, Central and St Enoch. In addition, phase 3 of the DRFs, which covers the areas of Cowcaddens, Merchant City, “The Learning Quarter” and Townhead are now in the planning stage, with Austin-Smith-Lord appointed as lead consultant for this phase. These will help deliver the objectives set out in the City Centre Strategy of making the city centre the place to Stay, Live, Shop and Play, Visit and Enjoy Work and Create, Learn, Discover and Innovate and Invest and Build.
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The feedback from our conversations with residents, visitors, businesses, and developers is that you want a green, liveable city centre that fosters creativity and opportunity. So the Council is working with businesses, residents, institutions and public agencies to make the city centre a more people-friendly place
– a better place to live, visit and do business

moving the city centre forward

All the work that we’ll be doing to take the city centre forward over the next few years will be shaped by the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan and the City Centre Transport Strategy which were published in 2014. These strategies are our blueprint mapping out how the city centre’s streets and public spaces will be better managed and more people-friendly.
We’ll be making the city centre cleaner, greener and easier to get around on foot, by bike and public transport, with a network of green avenues linking through the city centre.  Wi-fi, marketing, outdoor events, lighting and public safety will all be improved – and much more besides.  Everything is geared towards delivering jobs, growth and prosperity over the next decade.

district by district

In 2015, we started to plan how to make this idea work. It’s a big job, so we split the city centre into nine recognisable ‘Districts’. We have worked with local people and businesses to identify the opportunities. By 2022 we will have a plan in place​ that will drive change over the next ten years. Find out more about what’s happening in each District.

working together

The Council’s City Centre Regeneration Team will work hard with people and organisations in each District to make that change happen. Whether you work, live, invest in or visit the city centre, the team can’t do it all on their own.  We need your help to deliver change. Your help might come in a variety of forms: allowing a new business start-up cheap use of your vacant shop for a few weeks, organising a community event in a public space, helping a neighbour to tidy their front garden, or cycling and walking around town rather than driving.
The City Council will be doing its bit by making city centre streets and spaces more people- and business-friendly. We’ll do that, with you, by preparing a new plan for each District over the next few years. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or ideas about the changing city centre.

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