RESIDENTS of Merchant City and Trongate are calling for more pedestrianisation in the area to ease air pollution and noise post-lockdown.

This week University of Strathclyde has asked the city council for permission to revamp Rottenrow Gardens and surrounding streets.

Proposals for the 'Heart of the Campus' project include a new covered walkway, seating and performance space, extensive planting, bike parking and electric vehicle charging points.

Residents in the area are now calling for more pedestrianisation of areas such as Candleriggs and Townsend street, and measures to limit traffic entering into the area.

Peter Hayman, community councillor for Merchant City and Trongate, said in the Merchant City and Trongate Community Council meeting it could be a chance for "residents to take back control of roads and noise."

Plans will be drawn up.