Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Spring flowers within the University of Glasgow

During my daily walks for exercise as part of the Covid-19 Lockdown, I have appreciated the local architecture and heritage of the University's Campus. I have noticed the flowering plants in the front gardens of many buildings which are enhancing the appearance of the area.
 University Gardens
 Lilybank Gardens
Lilybank Gardens
  Lilybank Gardens
   Lilybank Gardens

This gardening is increasing the support for biodiversity and creating pollinator pathways across the University. Whilst the lockdown continues, I expect the streets around the University to remain very quiet and peaceful places for my walkabouts. 

New bollards installed to improve pedestrian safety

Between South Woodside Road and Henderson Street, new bollards have been installed to prevent cars driving on the footpath. This will improve the safety of pedestrians in the area.

View of bollard at Henderson Street
View of bollard at South Woodside Road

Cars have been seen using this footpath as a shortcut and this is no longer possible due to the new bollards.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Out of Use Green Gym at Kelvinbridge

The gym equipment located at Kelvinbridge cannot be used during the Covid-19 Lockdown. Along with playparks, outdoor gym equipment is closed off to reduce the spread of the virus.
The gym equipment has been taped off and warning signs have been installed. Please ensure that this equipment is not used as part of efforts to protect the NHS and save lives.

Spring Blossoms in Woodlands

This week, on my local walk, I enjoyed the blossoms and flowers in the planters on West Princes Street. The community planters are a special feature of the area. 

 View of the planters on West Princes Street

The majority of planter are located on West Princes Street but there is a wooden planter on Montague Street, too.They are made of concrete or wood, and are maintained by volunteers.
Planter on Montague Street.

The planters are very much appreciated by residents and people moving through the area. They are brightening up people's lives during the Covid-19 lockdown.