About this event
Changes are being made to the pedestrianised precinct of Sauchiehall Street from Rose Street to Buchanan Street, and along Cambridge Street. The work will link with recent changes to Sauchiehall Street west of Rose Street as part of the Glasgow Avenues Programme.
The proposed changes focus on protecting and prioritising space for active travel, improving connectivity, introducing sustainable green infrastructure and improving the way public transport is accommodated.
This online event will explain the proposals and give you an opportunity to ask questions. The event is likely to be held on Microsoft Teams. Once you have registered, joining details will be emailed to you nearer the time.
To find out more about the Glasgow Avenues Programme and view the proposals, visit: www.glasgow.gov.uk/avenues
Argyle street one on Thursday the 2ndOnline talk/presentation about the Sauchiehall Precinct and Underline Phase 1 avenues next tuesday evening
Date and time
Tue, 30 November 2021
19:00 – 20:30 GMT
Yep I get that the advert is covering the cost. It's also that the advert (and the mix of the revenue stream and public positioning of BT as a brand) is more a driver of its existence than some sense of public good in providing phones and chargers.the advertising will cover the cost of running them, it's not enough to be a worthwhile revenue raiser for BT. I'm sure they would be absolutely fkn delighted if they could remove the phone boxes, tarmac over the holes, and walk away and never need to think about providing publicly accessible phone calls ever again.
but when mobiles took off and phone box use declined they didn't feel/weren't really allowed to remove them all and had to leave some in busy areas for emergency use. Now they are removing them and replacing them with these. If you mean GCC or someone should supply some publicly owned and maintained network of emergency phones then i'm pretty sure BT would happily agree, but good luck getting the council to
That actually makes a lot of sense, the idea of standing in the middle of Sauchiehall street charging my phone is something I can never imagine doing, but if it was at a bus stop, where I could be stood waiting anyway... that makes sense!I suspect their emergency phone use is next to minimal and it has just become an arm of BT's CSR budget that a business that massive is quite happy with.
It's a bad obligation/policy so change it. If there has to be some of these sorts of things then obligate BT and Bus shelter providers to incorporate them into a few bus stops. People might actually work out what they are if they had to stand next to one.