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Some of the nicest feng shui is on streets that get a good balance right to feel boulevardy witrh space for street life/tables etc and friendly to pedestrians but still with different sides of a road that is safe and easy to cross. I'd rather that was the norm (and it sounds like it will be) rather than vast swathes of Buchanan st style pedestrianisation.
 

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Some of the nicest feng shui is on streets that get a good balance right to feel boulevardy witrh space for street life/tables etc and friendly to pedestrians but still with different sides of a road that is safe and easy to cross. I'd rather that was the norm (and it sounds like it will be) rather than vast swathes of Buchanan st style pedestrianisation.
Absolutely. I remember the city centre framework had a section on using different streets in the central grid for different purposes. So you'll still have a few through routes but alongside those some will specialise as public space, some as cycle network, etc. Vehicle access still allowed but weaving through the network at reduced speeds and hopefully reduced lanes and space for parking too.

Where the road isn't required from a wider network point of view I'd like them to get bold and cut down to 1 lane of traffic one-way with absolutely minimum parking and loading. St Vincent Place would benefit from this, as would St Vincent Street up to Hope Street which has great architecture and potential for more ground level activation. West Nile Street too.
 

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~4 years from the start of the sauchiehall street avenue construction to the start of the second one! I know we all realise this but sometimes I just get genuinely astonished by it all over again. 🤯 The external funding sitting there for 4 years. To lay some f*cking paving stones and trees. Its like thinking about the vastness of space, the mind recoils.

'You are, it seems to me, masters of neglecting urgency!' - Winny Maas to Glasgow
 

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They've betrayed my trust so often i can't bring myself to get excited about it in case I end up letting them hurt me again. Once there are guys on-site, digging holes and laying new kerb stones, I'll believe it's really happening

Which is sad, as it's definitely something we should all be excited about. During the next year work should start on the avenues in Argyle St West, Holland St/Pitt St, Cambridge St, Sauchiehall St pedestrianised bit, and North Hanover St. And Byres Rd in non-avenue works. That must be the biggest concurrent amount of public realm improvements in... what? A generation? Since Victorian times? Ever? (Clearly im refusing to even consider the post-war redevelopments here)

And the best bit is that after that it just don't stop. New avenue works are scheduled to start as others finish all way through for the next ~6 years. If the thought of that doesn't leave you feeling even slightly aroused then honestly I don't know what you are doing on this forum
 

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~4 years from the start of the sauchiehall street avenue construction to the start of the second one! I know we all realise this but sometimes I just get genuinely astonished by it all over again. 🤯 The external funding sitting there for 4 years. To lay some f*cking paving stones and trees. Its like thinking about the vastness of space, the mind recoils.

'You are, it seems to me, masters of neglecting urgency!' - Winny Maas to Glasgow
I would love a weekly radio or tv show where GCC have to answer public questions about their work. Hammer them until they are embarrassed enough to step up their game.
 

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I would love a weekly radio or tv show where GCC have to answer public questions about their work. Hammer them until they are embarrassed enough to step up their game.
You do realise the effect that would have? It would be like Superscoreboard where instead of football you just get angry people phoning asking for bus gates to be removed, free parking ahoy and zero development approved because it spoils my view.
 

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You do realise the effect that would have? It would be like Superscoreboard where instead of football you just get angry people phoning asking for bus gates to be removed, free parking ahoy and zero development approved because it spoils my view.
Very possibly. But, equally, I genuinely believe Glasgow has one of the most switched-on populous on the planet and I think there would be a lot of good people asking smart questions. Honestly, the potential this place has if we could just overcome the inertia :love::love::love::love:
 
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