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Council Awarded £3m from Sustrans Scotland Community Links Programme


The council has successfully secured £3m from Sustrans Scotland Community Links, a programme which funds infrastructure projects that make it easier for people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys.


Funded by Transport Scotland, the Sustrans Scotland Community Links programme has funded hundreds of projects across Scotland since 2010.


The Community Links funding was awarded today for three council infrastructure plans which specifically focus on connectivity, city centre transformation and improving the attractiveness and accessibility of our neighbourhoods.


The three inter-related projects will significantly shape our future transport network, active travel choices, the liveability of our neighbourhoods, and the cultural vibrancy, sustainability and inclusive economic growth of our city centre.


Cllr Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction said; “The Connectivity Commission has set out clear recommendations to improve transport in our city, and we agree that we must be bold in our ambitions.


“Without strategic thinking in our city centre we will not unlock the potential for inclusive economic growth and increased city centre living that Glasgow needs.

“We also acknowledge that we must look even further than the recommendations of the Commission, to tackle the transport needs of all our communities, and improve connectivity across every neighbourhood in Glasgow.

“That’s why I’m delighted to announce that with an investment of £3 million of Scottish Government funding in partnership with Sustrans, we’ll be able to start work on these three significant projects.


“We’ll develop an overarching transport strategy for Glasgow with sustainability at its heart, as well as setting out how we’ll transform movement around the city centre and address many of the challenges we’ve been set by the Connectivity Commission.


“We’ll also produce a Liveable Neighbourhoods Plan, a blueprint for improving every neighbourhood in the city through a range of interventions to make them more pleasant places for people to live, work and play.

“Over the next 18 months, through these projects, we’ll set out our 10 year vision for a transport system that will address inequality, connectivity and climate change.”

The development of these three plans will ensure a more sustainable, healthy, liveable, connected and inclusive thriving Glasgow for all.

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