The group co-chaired by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Stuart Patrick and Councillor Angus Millar aims to develop an Action Plan which will future-proof Glasgow against further lockdowns and restrictions
Spaces for People and city centre social distancing
The City Council has approved (at the City Administration Committee 04 June) the delivery of the Spaces for People programme to widen city centre footways to ease movement while the COVID-19 restrictions remain in place. These temporary measures are intended to support economic recovery by creating safe public spaces for businesses and their customers but also to promote active travel in the longer term.
The city centre Spaces for People plan will see the proposed pedestrianisation of George Square brought forward and will also draw in major city centre streets such as St Vincent St, Argyle St, Queen St, Hope St, Renfield St and Bath St along with many others. Providing additional space for physical distancing will mean a short-term suspension of one-third of the city centre's 2,000 on-street parking spaces and plans are also being drawn up to create park and stride and park and cycle facilities at satellite car parks in different parts of the city. The plans will also see no reduction in the number of disabled parking bays in the city centre.
Glasgow City Council - City Services
Glasgow City Council has established the City Services team to offer businesses city-wide a single point of contact and a coordinated response to issues relating to COVID19 and restarting business operations. Businesses can contact the team via a dedicated email address – firstname.lastname@example.org