Get Involved in Further Union Street Improvements

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People are being encouraged to help shape the further transformation of Union Street in the city centre. 

Building upon the successful closure and pedestrianisation of the street during the covid pandemic, new concept designs have been developed based on feedback from residents, businesses and members of the public. 

Over the next few weeks, people will be given further opportunities to be part of the co-design process of Union Street. 

Dundee City Council and the UNESCO City of Design team are undertaking a series of street trials from Monday October 9. 

These are aimed at encouraging more discussion with members of the public around the future use of the street. 

The design team will be available on Union Street and in the design studio shop to engage with people interested in contributing. 

Councillor Steven Rome, Fair Work, Economic Growth and Infrastructure convener, said: “I would encourage anyone who is interested in the future of Dundee city centre to come and talk to the design team about these ideas for Union Street. 

“As part of the consultation process surrounding the implementation of the City Centre Strategic Investment Plan, we heard time and again about the desire for a vibrant city centre containing unique destinations. 

“Union Street is fast becoming that as its mix of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes offers opportunities for everyone to experience this part of the city centre in a different way." 

Further technical design work will follow on from this phase of public engagement as the final plans for the street are prepared. 

Funding for the consultation work surrounding Union Street has come from SUSTRANS as part of their Spaces for Everyone programme.

A traffic ban was brought in the street, one of the main links between Dundee city centre and the Waterfront, in summer 2020.

As part of the ongoing work on the project, new decorations have been installed strung between buildings above Union Street.

This follows on from the pedestrianisation of the street as well as street markings, the installation of planters and the inclusion of tables and chairs from local eateries.

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