Because the council doesn't actually care about the citizens of Glasgow (maybe an exaggeration, but the council - in any configuration - has forever made decisions that negatively impact the citizens).Also noticed this while in grumpy mood this morning. How is it ok to block almost the full width of the footpath with this diagonal advertising thing.
I agree with the general frustrations but not sure that’s true about “any other city”. Most cities in the U.K. do public realm very, very badly. Years of neglect now compounded by a lack of imagination and ambition due in some part to the fact car is still king.Glasgow has a serious 'that'll dae' problem and has for decades.
As I've said before in any other city, Byres Road would have been redone in the late 80's, then again in the 2000's. But not Glasgow. 'That'll dae'. Same with the Clyde at the Broomielaw. Other cities will have secured lottery funding twenty years ago. But not Glasgow. George Square. Not Glasgow.
But we have consultations every five years. So 'that'll dae'.
It's moving now, thankfully.
A new car free zone in Glasgow city centre has been announced by council leader Susan Aitken as part of a long-term strategy to 'give public spaces back to the people'.
The area will be created over the next five years and will stretch from George Square to Hope Street across Argyle Street and up to Cathedral Street.
Over the next 5 years..dunno where best for this so public realm will do
Central Glasgow from George Square to Hope Street and Cathedral to Argyle Street to be a car-free zone within 5 years