Neil Heggie, Technical Director, Sweco will give a talk on Using Transport Planning to address Anti-Social Behaviour in Glasgow City Centre.
A large group of ‘car enthusiasts’ established a circuit in Glasgow City Centre, which became a well-used route for those wishing to show off their vehicles. Evidence gathered demonstrated significant noise pollution, road safety issues, aggressive/threatening behaviour and a whole range of other anti-social behaviours. The area accommodates residents and well-established/new hotels which underpin the business district, city centre and night time economies. Those who live and work in the area suffered a significant detrimental impact on amenity, with the hotels also suffering a negative impact on their businesses and reputation. Despite the application of significant Police Scotland resource and research by others into possible solutions, the behaviour continued to escalate.
A scheme was designed to break up the car circuit and discourage the associated behaviour, by restricting access to strategic points on the network during circuit core activity hours. An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) was implemented, allowing testing of the scheme before advancing to a permanent Order.
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