Civic Street

A project focused on creating inclusive and vibrant public space

Public Consultations

Presentation of initial analysis and proposals for community feedback

Funding has been awarded by SUSTRANS and Glasgow City Council for the design of public spaces on Civic Street and community engagement.

This engagement process aims to understand the needs or issues faced by the people who will be impacted by the Civic Street project – with the aim to translate feedback into the design of the space and interventions.

There will be three stages of consultation during the design phase of the project:

Stage One: May – July 2022

  • Initial community feedback will help form final contents and issues for Civic Street Project
  • Have you say through our public consultation survey here.

Stage Two: August – October 2022

  • Concept design feedback: more detailed designs will be presented on this website and at consultation events, seeking feedback to further improve the design approach

Stage Three: October – December 2022

  • Planning Application will be submitted to Glasgow City Council. These plans will be public via the planning portal and will provide a final opportunity for people to highlight areas of concern or support to both the project team and GCC

We invite you to leave comments on the proposals below – all comments received are anonymous and will be reviewed by the project team to be included in the design report.

Satellite: Project site (yellow) includes Civic Street, adjacent paths and green areas.

The image above outlines the project area we are focusing on. To help focus the Stage One consultation, we have divided the proposals into 4 key areas:

  • Street redesign –  focusing on the access & movement on Civic Street
  • Cycling and walking – addressing paths and travel infrastructure crossing the site
  • Green spaces- exploring options for growing & biodiversity improvement
  • Lights and signs – improving the experience with lighting, signage & artwork

1/4 Street redesign

Civic Street has the potential to be a welcoming and vibrant public space. Currently the street and pavement design present many challenges – please let us know any other issues you would like to highlight, and ideas for interventions you would like to see:

Current Issues Highlighted

  • Pavement along east edge is not wide enough for wheelchair users, with multiple obstacles (lamps, parking meters, changes in level).
  • There is no pavement along west edge
  • Parking spaces along west edge are not compliant, with no provision of Accessible Parking
  • No ramp access to Civic House for those who require step-free access to use the facilities.

Proposed Interventions

  • Re-organise parking provision - introduce accessible parking spaces, dedicated space for service vehicles, provide EV charging point.
  • Reduce vehicle access to southern end of street - prioritising pedestrian access and allowing social activity on the street
  • Create a clear route for pedestrians and cyclists to travel north / south along Civic Street.
  • Create ramp access to Civic House with a terrace for outdoor seating
  • Introduction of greenery, planting, improved way-marking and signage.
  • Creation of cycle parking and charging points for visitors and passersby

Your comments

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2/4 Cycling and walking

There are many cycling and walking routes converging at Civic Street – some existing and some planned for the near future. We hope to enhance links between these routes and create a ‘Civic Street Cycle Hub’ to support events and activities that encourage walking and cycling in the area.

Current Issues Highlighted

  • Vacant sites are overgrown, unwelcoming, dark and feel unsafe
  • Shared pathways are in poor condition and narrow
  • Turn leading on Garscube Rd overpass is overgrown, dark and difficult to navigate
  • Lack of urban furniture to encourage activity - such as cycle parking and seating

Proposed Interventions

  • Improve pathway surfacing, widening of key routes and expansion of turning radiuses
  • Improved connection to Garscube Overpass by landscaping and path enhancement
  • Introduction of cycle parking and bike maintenance facilities, seating, improvement of existing fencing
  • New green landscaping along paths with development and maintenance plan

Your comments

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3/4 Green spaces

The lower ‘Garden’ has been left vacant and overgrown for over 15 years – impacting the experience of people using the footpaths that surround the site. It presents a unique opportunity to create a public green space that can host community-led growing activities and enhance biodiversity for the area.

Current Issues Highlighted

  • Overgrown space with poor maintenance and issues of anti-social behaviour and drug use
  • Presence of invasive plant species across the site
  • Immediate area lacks quality green spaces
  • Fly tipping and casual waste pollution across the site

Proposed Interventions

  • Improvements to landscaping with native species and creation of wildflower meadows
  • Habitats for wildlife - birds, bees and other insects
  • Creation of mini allotments for growing food and education

Your comments

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4/4 Lights and signs

Currently the site is very dark at night – making it feel unsafe to travel past or through. Civic Street is a key gateway to the canal network which should be celebrated – however it is very confusing and poorly sign-posted.

Current Issues Highlighted

  • Site is poorly lit, with a couple of dark corners that feel unsafe
  • Site is not communicating the activities and locations in the area - lack of signage and updated information
  • Cycling junction is difficult to navigate, with people often taking wrong turns

Proposed Interventions

  • Introduction of new street lighting in key locations
  • Introduction of path lights highlighting the shared path
  • Responsive lighting sculpture and intervention
  • Improved signage and way-marking across the site

Your comments

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General feedback

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