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Old December 3rd, 2019, 06:38 PM   #3021
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I like them. This is the nighttime pub district. If anywhere in Glasgow should have those ‘trees’ it’s there.
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Old December 5th, 2019, 09:48 PM   #3022
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Trees are great - we all know instinctively that they are a good thing. Are they the be-all and end-all in urban terms? Most definitely not. Here's an interesting study from createstreets where the finding suggests that the quality of buildings is more important in the overall cognitive aspects of quality.

Food for thought for our avenue creators working on the Underline or on North Hanover Street or all those other spots where there is little in the way of delight. Trees and rain gardens under the motorway are fine but will anyone stick around to enjoy them? Probably not.

https://issuu.com/cadoganlondon/docs...57850/68741701

If we could get the ordinary tenement facades refurbished in Sauchiehall St as well as the more important civic stuff up to scratch I think we'd see an improvement far exceeding the initial impressions that the first tranche of public realm works there has hitherto delivered.
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Old December 7th, 2019, 03:57 PM   #3023
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Its not that trees are more important than the buildings, I think lots of post war german cities which are very green demonstrate that you can stll have awful looking streets with lots of trees. But theyre the most quick, cost effective and politically feasible means of greatly increasing quality of the urban realm
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Old December 7th, 2019, 05:13 PM   #3024
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Its not that trees are more important than the buildings,
Precisely what the attached study says...

It says there needs to be a good balance of quality greenery and urban facades. Not sure if I'd describe the planting of urban trees a particularly quick exercise either, given the associated issue of service diversion and drainage. For resilience it's always better to kill 2 birds with one stone -ie where street trees coincide with urban main roads / arterial routes then future proof the carriageway to take trams etc. but this has not been politically feasible due to the funding and procurement routes. In fact there is an argument around the climate emergency that given that over 80% of the buildings we live in will still be here in 2050 - it is their adaptation and conservation that is the most cost effective and therefore politically feasible.
Again as the study says - a both/and rather than an either/or situation is optimal.

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Old December 7th, 2019, 06:25 PM   #3025
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God those look absolutely bloody awful! Tacky, trashy crap. What an embarrassment. Glasgow shows once again that it is incapable of decent urban planning and design the entire street is a complete joke.
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Old December 9th, 2019, 03:31 AM   #3026
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Very relevant to Glasgow at this time of year.

Let's face it - St Enoch's and George Sq peddling tat to the overwhelming sweaty aroma of cheap meat rendering over grills. St Enoch's is particularly dreich this year.

With all the cool small businesses in the city,couldn't we have a specially curated local market with guys like Trakke, Dear Green Coffee, Timorous Beasties, Rapscallion, Drygate etc etc etc Braw Wee Emporium . So a mix of both high-end quality goods as well as cheaper but more unique items. SWG3 seems to have manged it in their markets - why not put them in charge next year and bring some of the good local food outlets with them?

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Bring back hanging

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FLY-TIPPERS are robbing Glasgow’s taxpayers, the city council has said, as figures show complaints are highest in Pollokshields, Langside, Southside Central and Hillhead.
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Old December 10th, 2019, 11:16 AM   #3028
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Old December 10th, 2019, 11:18 AM   #3029
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I got a feeling the peeps who comment on the ET articles will agree with that. Literally. And they will want the mexicans to pay for it.
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Old December 10th, 2019, 10:43 PM   #3030
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Major streetlighting news update: Buchanan Street's lights are finally all working again. It's a Christmas miracle.
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I thought we were getting a general city-wide 20mph speed limit anyway? So do they really need to waste (yet more) time asking people their opinions on Byres Rd specifically?

If you work at GCC do you have to hold a 3 hour consultation on what to get if you offer to nip out and get your workmates rolls on a Friday morning?

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CHANGES to the speed limit and parking rules on Byres Road could be made as part of a redesign which includes new bike lanes.

Consultation is now open on *Glasgow City Council’s plan to roll-out a 20mph limit on the key West End street to “improve road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and all other vehicle users”.
https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/...-city-council/
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I thought we were getting a general city-wide 20mph speed limit anyway? So do they really need to waste (yet more) time asking people their opinions on Byres Rd specifically?

If you work at GCC do you have to hold a 3 hour consultation on what to get if you offer to nip out and get your workmates rolls on a Friday morning?



https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/...-city-council/
It's part of the legal process to introduce the relevant Traffic Regulation Orders. You can't do it without it.
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Old January 7th, 2020, 02:10 PM   #3033
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It was more the taking time to consult on changing the speed limit when it'll be changing anyway that seemed wasteful. But tbf it has other stuff like parking changes included too
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It was more the taking time to consult on changing the speed limit when it'll be changing anyway that seemed wasteful. But tbf it has other stuff like parking changes included too
Even the city wide one will have to go under consultation and is likely to be sections at a time to be manageable IMO.
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