Consultation on Duke Street and John Knox Street Avenues Plus project to take place

On Thursday 15 June, in-person consultation on the design proposals for the Duke Street & John Knox Street Avenues Plus project will take place in the area, with a four-week online consultation also beginning on that day.

The £21.3 million Avenues Plus programme will see the development of a series of high-quality walking, wheeling and cycling links with communities on the fringes of the city centre, with additional features including secure cycling storage hubs and community engagement activities to encourage the use of these links, which will bring a range of benefits to Glasgow.

The Avenues Plus project is funded by the Places for Everyone programme, an active travel infrastructure programme backed by the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans Scotland.  The project will complement the wider Avenues programme in Glasgow city centre, with the latter funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

The Duke Street (High Street to Bellgrove Street) & John Knox Street (Castle Street to Duke Street) element is one of four in the Avenues Plus project, with the others located at Cowcaddens Road (from Cambridge Street to North Hanover Street); Dobbie’s Loan (from North Hanover Street to Canal Street); and South Portland Street (from Carlton Place suspension bridge to Norfolk Street).

There will be a drop-in session as part of the consultation at Dennistoun Library between 2 – 6.30pm on 15 June, with opportunities to find out more about the project in different locations on Duke Street and John Knox Street throughout the day.  The four-week online consultation will be available at from 15 June.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The Duke Street & John Knox Street Avenues Plus project will bring economic, environmental, health and social benefits to everyone who lives and works in the area.  Like the rest of the Avenues Plus programme, this work will improve connections and opportunities for active travel between local communities and the nearby city centre, so it’s important that people take part in this consultation to give their views on the design proposals.

Karen McGregor, Sustrans Director for Scotland said, “Opportunities for accessible walking, wheeling, and cycling across Glasgow have never been greater than they are now. By facilitating safer journeys through the city centre and building common sense connections to other local routes, the Avenues Plus project plays a huge part of the active travel transformation we are already seeing across Scotland.  We strongly encourage everyone living and working in the area to get involved and share their views on the project proposals.

Artists' impression of possible Avenues Plus project on Duke Street and John Knox Street.