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Motion ref. S6M-02425

Sauchiehall Avenue Wins National Urban Design Award 2021

Submitted by: Kaukab Stewart, Glasgow Kelvin, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Colin Beattie, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Paul McLennan, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Paul Sweeney, Evelyn Tweed, Elena Whitham

That the Parliament congratulates Urban Movement on winning the People Friendly Place category at the National Urban Design Awards 2021; understands that this award was made by the panel, having judged Urban Movement's design for Glasgow City Council's Sauchiehall Street Avenue project as an exemplar of how traffic-dominated roads can be transformed into places for people; notes that this project is part of a wider Avenues Project, being led by Glasgow City Council, which aims to encourage active travel, support businesses and create relaxing environments for all; understands that the judges placed importance on Sauchiehall Avenue being viewed as a truly democratic space in the city; further understands that Glasgow City Council invested £6 million in this project to widen footways, install a bi-directional cycle track, seats and cycle stands, street and decorative lighting, and improve the carriageway with disabled parking and loading bays provided; welcomes reports of the increased footfall on Sauchiehall Street since these works have been completed, and wishes the Avenues Project similar success in future locations around Glasgow.