The 26th June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Kingston Bridge. Over 150,000 cars cross the bridge daily.
However, should this still be the case after the pandemic? Do we really want 150,000 cars polluting the city centre of Glasgow every day? Or can we RE-DESIGN our grey arteries to be a lot greener? Can the bridge be more human in scale - and can it be used by the people who make Glasgow?
During lockdown our roads have been quieter, our cities have been healthier, so can we use this moment, this ‘Great Pause’ to RE-IMAGINE every part of our city to be greener and more resilient? Can the 60th anniversary of the Kingston Bridge be a celebration of a bridge transformed - a bridge used on which the tread is our feet rather than our tyres? Could the Kingston Bridge be a lot more like this?
Graphics by Soluis Heritage