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Access Report March 2013

Footpaths and Access, March 2013

The Core Paths Plan has been adopted and is available to view on Glasgow City Council website, search for “core paths”. The Access Forum hasn’t met for some years now.

The main thrust of Glasgow City Council new paths at present is:

Commonwealth Games Park – Clyde Walkway and access routes to it are being improved with two new pedestrian bridges planned, at Cuningar (upstream of Dalmarnock Bridge) and at Carstairs Street (upstream of Shawfield Bridge.

Pedestrian/cycle routes to the new Southern General Hospital – although this will not include needed improvements to the north side of the Clyde Tunnel. (The Clyde Tunnel is main pedestrian / cycle route to the hospital from the north side of the city.)

Other planned improvements are: Paths around the Tall Ship area where the Kelvin meets the Clyde,

Routes to Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails,

Continuity of the south bank of the Clyde path from Richmond Park to Millennium Bridge - main problem is new riverside Flats.

Problems

Path diversion from Kelvin Walkway at Gibson Street. 14 week duration is nearly complete, very difficult for wheelchairs, (very steep stairs)

Clyde Walkway collapse at Lancefield Quay. Still possible to walk round this but wheelchair access very difficult. The repair of this may “steal” some footpath money!

Planned diversions and temporary closures of paths during the Commonwealth Games. These will impact throughout the city at all the venues for the Games.

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