Section of M8 could be downgraded to “boulevard”

A section of the M8 motorway that runs through the centre of Glasgow could eventually be downgraded to a ‘boulevard’.

STV news reports councillors have agreed to look at reducing the impact the motorway has on the city, so parts of the motorway in Glasgow may also become subject to the city’s low emission zone rules, and see motorists having to obey tighter speed restrictions among other changes. 

It quotes one councillor describing the road as a “scar” that tore through communities when it was built, while another said it was “standing in the way” of creating healthy neighbourhoods.

They want to talk to the Scottish Government over a range of actions as the M8 is owned and controlled by Transport Scotland. 

(Picture – Yay Images)


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