29 Nov 2018
Please see below Glasgow Chamber of Commerce’s response to the Connectivity Commission published today.
Glasgow Chamber Chief Executive Stuart Patrick said:
“We welcome the report as a thoughtful contribution to the policy and investment required to improve the city centre, drive footfall and increase job opportunities. We recognise the emphasis on the improvement of the bus offering as, at a time of skills shortages, it is important that people can get to work in an efficient and dignified manner.
“We support the request for the acceleration of the Avenues project, which would certainly improve pedestrian experience, and given the challenge of online retail and out of town shopping we welcome the acknowledgement of the need for an even playing field for the city centre.
“But most of all we welcome the report’s findings that there is no case for a congestion charge, that there is no evidence to support the introduction of non-residential parking charges and Professor Begg’s statement that it is Glasgow’s turn for investment in transport infrastructure.”
The full report can be downloaded here.