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Byres Road Public Consultation – starts Wednesday 23rd May

We have just had word that public consultations on design proposals for the future of Byres Road will begin next Wednesday. This is one we’ve been watching closely and have some concerns on what we have seen so would be really keen to have your input.

We will withhold judgement until we see the full final plans on Wednesday but if you don’t like what you see, please meet us on Thursday evening at 6pm, upstairs in the Curlers Rest.

The full details are as follows:

“The consultation will run from Wednesday 23 May until Wednesday 27 June

Proposals will be on display online at www.glasgow.gov.uk/consultations and in Partick and Hillhead Library throughout that period.  There will be drop­-in events from 3-7pm on Thursday 24 May (Partick Library) and 3-7pm on Thursday 31 May (Hillhead Library) where council officers will be on hand to answer any queries about the proposals.

From next Wednesday, to take part in the consultation -­ or to find out more about the proposals -­ please visit Glasgow City Council’s online consultation hub at www.glasgow.gov.uk/consultations

Byres Road will be transformed through a multi­million pound public realm project ­- funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal -­ that will redesign the street to create a more attractive environment that benefits those who live, work and shop in the area.

The design proposals include widened footways, improved surfaces, reduced street clutter, pavement seating and safe cycle routes.

Participation in the consultation is either online or through hard copies at both Hillhead Library and Partick Library, and there will be the opportunity to view the design proposals at both libraries.

The design proposals have been developed after a number of very well­-attended consultation events in recent years, with representation from local residents, businesses and community groups.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of the Glasgow City Region City Deal Cabinet, said:

“Byres Road is a key location and destination for Glaswegians and our visitors, and is an important part of the city’s economy day and night. Given its importance, we very much want to hear the thoughts of everyone with an interest in the area and so we would like to see as many people as possible taking part in this consultation. This is your chance to help shape how Byres Road will look and work in the future.”

Construction work on the Byres Road project will begin in the autumn of 2019″

We will withhold judgement until we see the full final plans on Wednesday but if you don’t like what you see, please meet us on Thursday evening at 6pm, upstairs in the Curlers Rest.

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