Streets linking the city centre to Dennistoun are to be revamped in a multi million pound project.

Duke Street and John Knox Street are among five new projects to create more space for people.

More streets are to be redesigned under the Avenues programme in Glasgow.

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The project, which started with Sauchiehall Street, and which will include streets around George Square and Argyle Street is to be extended outwards from the city centre to connect with other neighbourhoods.

New projects, where streets will be repurposed to give more space for walking and cycling include to the east with Duke Street from the junction with High Street for more than half a mile to Bellgrove Street, going past Tennents Wellpark Brewery.

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Another at John Knox Street, from High Street / Castle Street at St Mungo’s Museum and running past Drygate, will connect to the Duke Street project at the Tennents Brewery .

To the north, Dobbies Loan will be revamped from North Hanover Street at Glasgow Caledonian University to Canal Street.

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It will be connected to a redesigned Cowcaddens Road, running from Cambridge Street to North Hanover Street along the top of Buchanan Bus Station and the front of the university.

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And South Portland Street, from Carlton Place suspension bridge to Norfolk Street in Gorbals will link to the Argyle Street project to be delivered at St Enoch Square and Buchanan Street.

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The five new projects are planned to extend the new look streets out towards local communities.

Like the completed Sauchiehall Street works, from Charing Cross to the pedestrian precinct, the Duke Street and others will provide more space for pedestrians by widened pavements and cycleways, while maintaining lanes for cars and traffic.

Work at junctions will also take place to improve the layout for people.

Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The Avenues project represents the greatest transformation of our city centre in a generation and this funding will allow us to go further; reaching into communities that really should be considered part of that beating heart of the city.

“It is about a more liveable, sustainable and open centre, with environmental, social and economic benefits for those that live and work in it, as well as those who visit.

“And it is about a healthier city, with better opportunities to walk and cycle.”

The five new additional projects is being funded with £21.3 m from Sustrans.

The council is expected to approve accepting the funding this week.

In total there will be 17 Avenues projects mostly funded though the City Deal

The council said the aims of the new look streets is to “create a series of high–quality walking and cycling links with communities on the fringes of the city centre.”

The £21.3million funding for the Avenues Plus programme from Sustrans is in addition to £115million from the Glasgow City Region City Deal for the 17 other Avenues in Glasgow city centre.

Dave Keane, Infrastructure Delivery Manager, Sustrans Scotland, said:"Sustrans Scotland is delighted to award Glasgow City Council funding for Glasgow Avenues Plus as part of our Scottish Government supported Places for Everyone fund.

"This ambitious and transformative project will rebalance the streets, creating safe and attractive links between communities and the city centre, which make it easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel.  

"The need to create better places for people to move through for their everyday journeys has become more evident than ever and the project will help achieve this for the people of Glasgow.   

"We look forward to working in partnership with Glasgow City Council to deliver this exciting and game-changing development."