|Location Map ( geo)
|The Clyde Walkway
|Forward Destination on
|M8, M73, M74, M77, M80, A8, A80, A82, A725, A726,
|Next Primary Destinations
|Campbeltown • Carlisle • Crianlarich • Edinburgh • Kilmarnock • Stirling
|Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Glasgow is a city in the west of Scotland. Once a mighty port and centre of industry, it is still one of the biggest and most bustling cities in the UK. It begun in medieval times around Glasgow Cathedral and the High Street, the original home of Glasgow University, but particularly in the 19th century expanded westwards, adopting a regular grid street layout whose main roads include the east-west Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street, with many shorter north-south routes, and George Square the centre of civic pride.
Clydeside was heavily bombed in World War II, and Glasgow subsequently pursued one of Britain's most extreme programs of slum clearance and urban renewal. Locals were moved to surrounding new towns or high rise blocks, while the city built one of the most impressive urban motorway systems in Britain. The lynchpin of this is the M8 which runs in a rather twisting path through the city from west to east, looping around the centre; the recently-completed M74 runs through the south of city, while the M80 and M77 head out in opposite directions from the suburbs; and the M73 provides a kind of eastern bypass, joining the M80, M8, and M74. Since the completion of the M74, roadbuilding efforts have focused in the deprived east of the city, with project such as the Glasgow East End Regeneration Route (A728).
For a glimpse of what may have been constructed, see A Highway Plan for Glasgow.
Being almost synonymous with the River Clyde, the city has a large number of river crossings, including the Erskine Bridge and Clyde Tunnel to the west, the Kingston Bridge on the M8, Glasgow Bridge and George V Bridge in the centre, and many more further upriver.
|Link road M74 - M80
|Link road M80 - M74
|Kilmarnock, Ayr (A77)
|primary beyond Coatbridge
|Crianlarich, Fort William, Campbeltown
|non primary to Kilpatrick
|Glasgow SE Ring Road
|Glasgow South Ring Road
|Primary beyond Craigton
- Undiscovered Scotland
- Glasgow Motorway Archive
- Roads.org.uk: Glasgow
- Pathetic Motorways: Glasgow Inner Ring Road
- Glasgow History - Street Names - The origin of Glasgow's street names