Sauchiehall Avenue now completed

The first of the 'Avenues' to be delivered across Glasgow city centre is now complete.

Sauchiehall Avenue, on Sauchiehall Street, between Charing Cross and Rose Street, is part of a £115million programme - the biggest of its kind in the UK - funded by the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

Key features include new, high-quality, public realm; enhanced, widened pavements that free up space for pedestrians and licensed tables and chairs; new cycle paths; junction upgrades; 27 new trees (in a variety of deciduous species, with attractive colours throughout the year); new bus shelters, cycle stands, and seating; intelligent street lighting and 'smart' surface water management.

Sauchiehall Avenue has significantly improved the physical environment of this east/west corridor which - at Charing Cross - acts as a gateway to the city centre, and the project improves connectivity and access to the many businesses, offices, bars, restaurants, venues and shops in the area.

The £115million Avenues programme is a quality place-making scheme to transform 17 key streets in Glasgow city centre, through the introduction of an improved environment to rebalance traffic modes, introduce green and smart infrastructure, with design placing people firmly at the heart of the project.

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