A GLASGOW councillor has responded to call for further pedestrianisation in the city centre.

The Glasgow Times reported last week residents of Merchant City and Trongate are calling for more pedestrianisation of areas such as Candleriggs, to ease air pollution and noise post-lockdown.

They also asked for measures to limit traffic entering into the area.

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Christy Mearns, Green Councillor for Anderston, City & Yorkhill and the Vice-chair of Neighbourhoods, Housing & Public Realm policy Committee, told The Glasgow Times: "Given how much of a sacrifice the pandemic has been for so many people, it’s essential that the small positives that have emerged are capitalised on; this should include a legacy of putting our environment and the health of our population first.

"The pedestrianisation of more of the city should be paramount to this, to help create a more welcoming city for us all."

The news comes after Strathclyde University has asked the city council for permission to revamp Rottenrow Gardens and surrounding streets, to the north of the Merchant City.

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.

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