A new online platform will empower people to share their suggestions for creating safer spaces in Glasgow for walking, cycling and wheeling, as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

In collaboration with Sustrans Scotland, the council has launched the Commonplace Mapping Tool which will allow users to highlight 'pinch points' across the city centre and neighbourhoods, where emergency temporary measures such as pavement widening and new cycle lanes could be introduced to help people maintain physical distancing and suppress a resurgence of the virus.

Cllr Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction said:

"It is essential that people have the space, and confidence to maintain physical distancing as lockdown restrictions ease so they can move forward with their lives and our recovery can progress at pace.....Our communities know their streets best and we want to tap into that local knowledge as we develop and shape our Spaces for People plans."

Responses received through the Commonplace platform will be recorded and used to inform plans, with temporary interventions prioritised that offer the greatest benefit to public health, balances the needs of all users, and can be delivered in a short timeframe.

A similar project and interactive map - Spaces for people in Edinburgh -  was launched by City of Edinburgh Council in May. Edinburgh residents have until 29 June to add suggestions for locations in their neighbourhoods, where they believe temporary measures are necessary.

Both projects are supported by the Scottish Government Spaces for People funding, administered by Sustrans