Glasgow 2014 Traffic Management Revealed

Plans for managing traffic around Commonwealth Games venues have been unveiled.

The measures, including parking restrictions and road closures, are part of proposals to make sure athletes and officials get to venues on time as well as preventing informal spectator parking. 

Organisers said the plans are also designed to manage crowds to and from Glasgow 2014 venues, allowing spectators to arrive and leave events as quickly and as safely as possible. 

They hope fans will be encouraged to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle or use public transport. 

The proposals include parking restrictions within a 10-minute walk of a venue, with some restrictions and diversions in place within 20 minutes' walk. 

A series of maps have been produced to provide a venue-by-venue guide of the traffic management and parking measures in place in the run up to and during the Games. 

George Vincent, project management and design manager, said: "Glasgow will be open for business throughout the Games, but it won't be business as usual. Now is the right time to plan ahead and find out how you might be affected. 

"If you live or work near a venue, we are putting in place measures to keep your community moving and help make sure you can enjoy being at the very heart of Glasgow's biggest ever celebration. 

"We're already working closely with businesses across the city to make sure they know what these changes mean for them - and we will be returning to venues next month to talk to local people, share the latest information and answer any questions they have as we approach the Games.'' 

The announcement by the Get Ready Glasgow campaign coincides with a further round of information sessions for businesses being held during April and May to cover specific plans around what travel and parking options are available. 

John Fryer, Glasgow 2014 transport manager, said: "We are also committed to making sure that the people who live, work and operate businesses in this fantastic host city are able to go about their days with minimal impact. This is central to all our transport plans.'' 

The 20th Commonwealth Games will be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3.