Plans to improve the transport links along the Clyde have been crucial to the success of the whole Clyde Waterfront project and now having a direct benefit on local communities.
By creating sustainable links - including bridges across the
river - the full effects of the River Clyde's regeneration can be
enjoyed and shared by everyone.
An important principle has been to connect existing
neighbourhoods, such as Govan, Renfrew and Clydebank to the new
For example, the Clyde Arc, which opened
in September 2006, is the first new vehicular bridge
over the River Clyde since 1969, and is a
crucial infrastructure component in the continued development
of Clyde Waterfront. The Broomielaw - Tradeston
pedestrian Bridge, known as the Squiggly Bridge, opened in
May 2009 and improves pedestrian links between Tradeston and the International Financial Services District
CUrrently in development is Fastlink - a tram-like bus system
to serve the Clyde corridor, linking the city centre with the new
South Glasgow Hospital.
A major development at the Kingston Bridge is the creation of
the M74 - M8 interchange, as
the new 5 miles section of M74 provides a vital missing link in
Glasgow's motorway network.
By improving connectivity, we have laid the foundations of an
effective transport network in the area.