Sauchiehall St (city centre)
I thought I'd make a place to discuss the latest with Sauchiehall St development.
Here's a couple of blogs about it.
Sauchiehall Avenue have got the go ahead: http://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/ambitious-plans-transform-sauchiehall-street-13178836
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That's the first time I've seen a visualisation in the rain! Quite a statement. Of course when it is raining, the protected infrastructure becomes even more important in low visibility conditions.
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That's good news! And yes; loving the "Since it's Glasgow, here's what it'll look like when it's chucking it down" graphic. Very handy ;)
It's got the official go ahead from Development and Regeneration Services!
Some changes I've noticed:
- Rumble strips and coloured tarmac on bike path at ped crossing points
- Dropped kerb at Charing Cross for East bound bike access
- 150mm Granite Edge Restraint on bike path
- There will be trees!
You should be able to see the updated drawings on the planning portal: https://publicaccess.glasgow.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=OKT65HEXMXU00
Example of ped crossing on bike path with rumble strips and coloured tarmac:
Sauchiehall Avenue confusingly being called shared space: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41837135
RNIB restating concerns:
"We want the council to either move the cycleway to the south-side of the street, so that pedestrians aren't forced to cross it to get to a bus, or ensure there is a more distinct separation between the cycleway and the footpath. We'd also like audio-crossing signals positioned along the street.."
Interesting to see "Continuous pavements" being described. That's not quite what they're planning. More like Quasi-continuous.
I received the following comments back from my response to the Sauchiehall St TRO:
- A second phase of upgrading works for Sauchiehall Street is planned and these works are located within the pedestrian precinct ie to the east of Rose Street. Extension of the cycle route is planned as part of these works and will be linked to the first phase of the project.
- With regards to the proposals for the west end of the contract I confirm that other projects are being considered which will link to St Georges Road, Woodside Terrace and other areas to the west.
It's nice to see the space reallocation! It would be interesting to observe differences in driver behavior from the reduced number of lanes constraining the carriageway. Although, this may make it worse for cycling in the short term.
Exciting! Is there an estimated time of completion?