Untold traffic woes for Games venue residents

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Mount Florida Community Council has published a parking guide for residents affected by Commonwealth Games events at Hampden Park.

With 3,000 workers and 38,000 spectators expected per session, the stadium is one of Glasgow 2014’s biggest venues — but the community council believes organisers have not distributed enough information for those living nearby.

MoFloCoCo chair Chris Carus told The Extra: “Our concern has been for local people planning for the Games, which we believe are a very positive for the city.

“All we want is for residents to be able to plan their own lives around the events.

“We’re finding that some restrictions haven’t been communicated, they’re not clear and they’re not distributed widely.

“We want to get our little bit of Glasgow ready, so we’ve invested time, unpaid, to pull together whatever information we can find and put it in accessible place.”

Restrictions will include access blocked to Advie Place, May Terrace and Hampden Terrace up to two and a half hours prior to events, while Prospecthill Road may be closed by police to allow safe passage for spectators.

Residents from numbers 5-99 on Somerville Drive will have no access to park after July 25, and this is thought to be in place until August 19.

For more info, visit www.facebook.com/MoFloCoCo.

Meanwhile, motorists travelling through East Renfrewshire are advised that they may face diversions and delays on Wednesday (July 16) for the Queen’s Baton Relay.

There are no waiting restrictions in place for Tannoch Road, Neilston Road, Stewart Street, Waulkmill Avenue, Aurs Road, Ayr Road, Flenders Road, Gilmour Street, Mid Road, Main Street in Busby, Clarkston Road, Fenwick Road, Percy Drive, Eastwood Park, Davieland Road, Rouken Glen Road, Rowallan Road, Robslee Road, Eastwood High, Greenfarm Road and Isobel Mair School throughout the day.

For more info, visit www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/relay-route.