"Make the streets feel safe and attractive for all ages and abilities to live, learn and move independently" (Objective 2)
Why this project?
Waverley Park is a fantastic place to live. That's why so many of us choose to make it our home for life. But it could be better.
In short, streets should be liveable.
It seems a reasonable ambition that local people of all ages, on all streets, should be able to live, meet, play, learn and move independently, safely and enjoyably. Normal community activities should thrive.
That's not universally the case
High volumes of through traffic on some streets comes with:
high daytime speeds;
obstructive parking; and
anti-social high speed (>60mph) driving at night.
We collected data to provide an evidence base for what the community was saying and to justify starting the Liveable Streets project. Our surveys indicate that traffic has an impact on the quality of many residents' lives, much of which is unseen. For example:
children have less opportunity to learn, play and move independently;
adult residents are less able to socialise with neighbours and enjoy their living space;
air and noise pollution affects some people's mental and physical health; and
children (and adults) are forced to cycle and scooter on the pavements, which particularly impacts elderly people.
Other residents may have different priorities
What are your priorities? What spaces could be used better across Waverley Park? What opportunities could be taken to benefit the residents of every street? What normal residential activities could be enhanced? We felt it was important to ask all the people who live here.
Between us, we know the answers to these questions, and this is where the Liveable Streets project comes in.
Approx 2,600 vehicles drive through Waverley Park every weekday
Estimated 97% of vehicles on Ravenswood/ Dinmont is through traffic
70-80% of drivers exceed the 20mph limit
61-70mph highest speed recorded
Through traffic dominance
What does 'Liveable' mean to you?
What would you like more of?
There's some inspiration below but it's up to you to tell the project team what you think would make Waverley Park more 'liveable'.
If you want to just get started go to the Liveable Streets project site.
About the project
"Ensure that what affects the community is driven by the community, not imposed on it" (Objective 3)
It is up to the community to act. The Liveable Streets project is designed to give us this opportunity by advancing what the community values most, based on the following core principles:
Everyone in the area should be involved;
Decision-making should be transparently reported and understood by the community;
Understand the priorities first and consider the solutions second; and
Proposals should be deliverable. We have agreed a governance structure alongside the Council that offers a route to implementation. So what you say matters.
A Robust Decision-Making Process
We have set out a process to turn community contributions into action. The Council and all four sitting Ward Councillors support this process.
We have secured funding and commissioned an independent design team to deliver Phase 1.
The project governance structure allows us to act as a constructive partner for the community and the Council to ensure subsequent phases are delivered.
Phase 0: Establish the process
collated traffic speed and volume data
surveyed resident attitudinal data for Ravenswood Drive
secured Phase 1 funding from the Scottish Government/ Sustrans
Set up a governance structure with the Council
Commissioned a design team for Phase 1
Phase completed December 2020
Phase 1: Develop a Community-led street design vision (current)
The Design Team led by Civic Engineers will:
facilitate residents and school children to identify their priorities;
develop objectives to represent community priorities
validate street design options with the community
Apply for Phase 2 funding
Phase 3: Implement
work with Glasgow City Council to implement the solutions
Implementation may be phased
Phase 2: Develop the detail
develop the designs into deliverable solutions
continue to consult the community and stakeholders fully at every stage of design
At every step we will report findings transparently and fairly. As a community, we may not always agree. But to have any say we must take the lead, and we must listen to and understand each others' priorities.
If you have any questions on the Liveable Streets project please contact Nick Wright at email@example.com