Glasgow Transport Strategy adopted

Image of the cover of Glasgow Transport Strategy Spatial Delivery Framework, February 2024, including the Glasgow City Council logo and an image down a summertime Buchanan Street

We recently received the following details from Glasgow City Council:

I am writing to inform you that the second phase of the Glasgow Transport Strategy – the Spatial Delivery Framework (GTS SDF), was officially approved and adopted by Glasgow City Council last week (8th February).

The GTS-SDF is the spatial response to the previously approved policy framework and will be used to help the Council identify and locate key infrastructure such as bus priority corridors, new park and ride stations and mobility hubs where different modes of transport can link together. The Spatial Delivery Framework follows the principles of the national transport hierarchy and will inform decisions on how finite roads space can be best allocated to ensure travel is as safe and efficient as possible for all modes of transport.

Importantly, the SDF has been developed ensuring plans for the Clyde Metro are fully aligned with other transport initiatives in Glasgow and will also be guided by the framework.

You can read more about the Glasgow Transport Strategy and read the finalised SDF here.

We summarised some of the key points of the Transport Strategy below:

  • Glasgow Metro System: Planning a new metro to make traveling around the city and region easier, connecting more places and helping to renew areas.
  • Reduce Car Use: Working to get fewer cars on the road by 30% by 2030, encouraging people to use public transport, walk, or cycle instead.
  • Better Access to Healthcare: Improving routes and access to hospitals and clinics, making it easier for everyone to get healthcare when needed.
  • Making Travel Easier for Everyone: Ensuring all transport, like buses, trains, and the new metro, is easy for people with disabilities to use.
  • Safe and Secure Travel: Making sure everyone feels safe and secure when using public transport, walking, or cycling, with special attention to the needs of women, the LGBTQ+ community, and minority groups.
  • Supporting Healthy and Active Lifestyles: Encouraging walking, cycling, and using public transport to help everyone lead healthier lives and take care of the environment.

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