Book Chapter

Stopped in its tracks? Transport's contribution to Glasgow's development



Docherty I (2019) Stopped in its tracks? Transport's contribution to Glasgow's development. In: Kintrea K & Madgin R (eds.) Transforming Glasgow: Beyond the Post-Industrial City. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 81-97.

First paragraph: Glasgow is a city of transport innovation. It is home to the third oldest underground railway in the world, opened in 1896. It has by far the most extensive urban motorway network in the UK, the product of a tradition of strong regional planning that dates back almost a century. It pioneered the pedestrianisation of key city centre streets from the 1970s, such that the city's showpiece thoroughfare, Buchanan Street, has won international awards for the quality of its public realm.

Publication date31/12/2019
Publication date online18/12/2019
PublisherPolicy Press
Publisher URL…sforming-glasgow
Place of publicationBristol

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Professor Iain Docherty

Professor Iain Docherty

Dean of Institute for Advanced Studies