Glasgow's Transport Revolution: Re-connecting a City
The proposal is to create a building network, built around the perimeter boundary of Glasgow city centre, with a centralised intermodal transport hub building facilitating the cities population.
Glasgow today is considered as a city centre that lacks connection in its transport links. The polluted and congested streets are no longer an attractive proposition in a 21st century environment. Globally there is a renewed focus on the need for a sustainable, alternative transport system within our city centres. Now is the time for that change. The once productive gridiron streets of Glasgow are no longer serving the modern population efficiently.
Historically, Glasgow city centre was world renowned for its citywide tram system, with Glasgow Corporation Tramways formerly being one of the largest urban tramway systems in Europe before its closure in September of 1962. Glaswegians were fiercely proud of their trams and since their demise there has been no real sense of connectivity from Glasgow’s transport network, with many communities on the outer periphery of Glasgow feeling isolated from its city centre.
The aim is to regenerate and connect Glasgow’s failing transport network to primarily form a link to connect areas within the city centre, while providing a sustainable alternative to harmful road transport.
The proposal is to create a building network, built around the perimeter boundary of Glasgow city centre, with a centralised intermodal transport hub building facilitating the cities population. The network would provide the
communities of Glasgow with a reliable public transport network, with the added benefit of removing automobility from the direct city centre within the boundary.
The building network would consist of several strategically placed ‘Gateway’ buildings which would serve as initial sub-hubs to connect with the central main terminus. These sub-hubs would provide vehicle drop off points to enable car-free onward travel through the proposed ‘Sky Line’ system / modern day cable car or through means of active travel. Glasgow’s inner and outer populations will both benefit from the proposed transport ‘regeneration’ as it will not only provide an outer to inner city link through the gateway buildings but also ensures a connection to existing
transport infrastructure within the city centre.