From 31st August to 12th October, Glasgow City Council will be holding a period of public and stakeholder discussion and consultation on a “Glasgow Transport Strategy: Spatial Development Framework”. This is Part 2 of the Glasgow Transport Strategy and aims to add a spatial dimension to some of the policies which have been agreed upon.
The Spatial Delivery Framework is the “spatial” response to the Policy Framework. It adds spatial dimensions to several policies within the Policy Framework. In particular, the content of the Spatial Delivery Framework sets out the following:
The adopted City Network and local cycling networks from the Council’s approved Active Travel Strategy
A proposed framework for bus network planning in the city and bus priority. This highlights particular corridors where bus priority is potentially required, beginning with the five corridors currently under investigation via the Glasgow City Region Bus Partnership and funded by Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund.
A Streetspace Allocation Framework (SAF)for Glasgow. This tool allows the different demands placed on parts of the road network by placemaking and sustainable transport aspirations, to be considered- where space is constrained.
A set of principles to guide the location of key interventions is highlighted within the Policy Framework. These include electric vehicle public charging points, Mobility Hubs, park-and-ride sites, freight distribution hubs and last-mile delivery hubs.
An indicative strategic road network, to support streetspace reallocation in the city for placemaking and sustainable transport, and for the movement of goods, in particular.
The key outputs of a new Strategic Parking and Kerbside Management Parking Plan approach.
The purpose of the Spatial Delivery Framework is to provide greater transparency over the Council’s aspirations for sustainable transport. It also aims to guide project development, consultation and decision-making.
The consultation went live on 31st August and all details and information has been published on GCC’s Transport Strategy web page. Link to here – https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/transportstrategy