Glasgow City Centre Millennium Plan: Traffic Management Scheme



Glasgow City Centre Millennium Plan: Traffic Management Scheme

Authors

BROWN A, Glasgow City Council, UK

Description

Glasgow is the fourth largest city in Britain with a population of around 620,000 within the City boundary. It forms the hub of the transport network for the West of Scotland and has the largest suburban rail network in Britain outside London. It is also

Abstract

Glasgow is the fourth largest city in Britain with a population of around 620,000 within the City boundary. It forms the hub of the transport network for the West of Scotland and has the largest suburban rail network in Britain outside London. It is also the largest retail centre outwith London and is a major centre for higher education with 3 Universities and numerous colleges. Following its success as European City of Culture in 1990, Glasgow is currently the UK City of Architecture and Design and is increasingly becoming a tourist destination in its own right.

The City Centre is defined by the M8 motorway to the north and west, the River Clyde to the South and the eastern boundary of the Merchant City area to the east. The main retail area forms a z-shape consisting of Sanchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street and is mostly pedestrianised.

The Councils transportation policies are closely linked to its overall social, economic, land use, education and environmental objectives. The details of these policies and their links to the overall objectives are contained within Glasgow's draft transport strategy document 'Keep Glasgow Moving'.

Publisher

Association for European Transport