Glasgow, George Square and Gobbledegook
Final engagement on the design of #GeorgeSquare and the surrounding #Avenues begins today, asking what people think about an initial sketch (pictured) that has been developed following earlier consultation on what was wanted from the Square.— Glasgow City Council 🇺🇦 (@GlasgowCC) July 11, 2022
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Glasgow City Council has initiated a consultation exercise on the future of George Square.
Now I've been banging on for ages about relocating all the ugly statues to a better location such as Glasgow Green.
The council's outline plan is for 'people' to be at the heart of the project which for me should mean that George Square becomes fully pedestrianised - with cyclists and scooter-users being required to dismount.
As for reducing 'street clutter' the council could make a good start by getting rid of all the estate agent signs which currently festoon the city's streets.
PS - I looked for an explanation of SMART infrastructure which seems to be the latest in management speak gobbledegook:
"A smart infrastructure could be defined as a cyber-physical system that provides for an integral management of all elements that it comprises by means of different technological tools that help compile and analyze data to meet efficiency, sustainability, productivity and safety objectives."
The EIIPR programme is essentially a quality place-making scheme that will transform 21 key streets and adjacent areas (or “Avenues”) in Glasgow city centre, through the introduction of an improved external environment that will rebalance traffic modes, introduce green and SMART infrastructure, and place “people” firmly at the heart of the project vision and design strategy.