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The Greater Glasgow Transportation Study

Interactive Proposal Maps

The Greater Glasgow Transportation Study was commissioned in 1964 by the Corporation of Glasgow, Scottish Development Department, British Rail, Scottish Bus Group and a number of neighbouring local authorities. Its remit was to recommend improvements to the conurbation's transport system over a period of 35 years. The road, rail and bus networks were all within the scope of the study, which remains one of the largest ever undertaken in Scotland.

Volume 1 was published in April 1967, followed by Volume 2, which contained the main proposals, in 1968. Like "A Highway Plan for Glasgow", it was prepared by Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick and Partners, working in conjunction with specialists, Tippetts, Abbett, McCarthy, Stratton of New York.


The improvements recommended in Volume 2 are shown in the maps below. The study continued until 1973 with a further four volumes of refined recommendations published. Its work was taken on by Strathclyde Regional Council from May 1975. 

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Proposed Public Transport System

Proposed Road Network

This article was first published in September 2021.

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