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Daily urges patch to ‘go for it!” in front page infrastructure plea

A regional daily has backed “bold” infrastructure plans for its patch and urged the city is serves to “go for it!”

The Glasgow Evening Times has launched the ‘Go For It!’ campaign, in which it is supporting proposals to make Glasgow city centre cleaner, greener and less congested.

Its backing comes after a Glasgow City Council survey revealed two-thirds of people in backed making the city’s George Square traffic free.

The Evening Times splashed on the campaign last Wednesday.

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An accompanying editorial reads: “It is time to be bold with plans for Glasgow city centre. For years it has been designed for cars and buses and pedestrians have just had to put up with delays at crossings and breathing in poisonous exhaust fumes.

“At busy weekend and in the evenings narrow pavements can be crowded especially at busy junctions and there can be no doubt that vehicles have been prioritised.

That needs to change. More traffic-free streets will create a cleaner, greener city centre. there are ample car parks all around the city centre for people to drive in and leave their car. One of the beautiful things about Glasgow city centre is it is compact, so there is not far to walk and planners can ensure that it is still accessible for people with limited mobility.

“Few areas in the city centre are fully pedestrianised. By making George Square traffic free, we can ensure more are freed up for people. It is time to be bold, it is time to Go For It.”