24 May 2018
Glasgow City Council has pledged to reassess traffic flows around the Scottish Event Campus, one of the city’s busiest gig venues.
The improvements will involve allowing taxis to travel down the bus lane on the Clyde Arc Bridge, which is something which Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow Taxis and Scottish Event Campus have been campaigning for.
It is also understood that the layout of the current road outside the Hydro will be changed, as will be drop off and pick up area.
There will also be a taxi rank and space for buses.
It is hoped the adjustments will ease traffic during busy periods for the SEC.
A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: “We have been working with the SEC to look at how we can improve access arrangements and traffic management.
"This will include some changes to the layout of the existing road loop and drop-off/pick-up area - including providing space for buses and also a taxi rank.”
Glasgow Taxis Ltd Executive Committee, chairman Stephen Flynn said: “We are extremely pleased that after a prolonged period of consultation with Glasgow City Council, we have been assured that improvements will be in place by the end of June.
“Resolving these issues will assist the service to the Hydro and surrounding hotels, which will benefit the people of Glasgow, businesses and tourists alike.”
A spokeswoman for the SEC said: “We have been working closely with Glasgow City Council to improve traffic management around the Scottish Event Campus.
“We are pleased to have found some solutions that will enhance the traffic flow on the surrounding roads.”
Glasgow City Council is not currently able to say how long it will take to enact the new scheme due to the complexities of working around the Hydro’s gig schedule.