OPINION - Games helps city become greener

THE Commonwealth games is providing opportunities for development across the east end of Glasgow.

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The latest announcement of a £5m project to clean up a site derelict for decades into an urban woodland park will be an obvious improvement.

People in the east of Glasgow have had to live with the legacy of decay that has followed the demise of heavy industry as large sites which once employed thousands of workers lie empty and unused, and only blight the landscape.

The park will be connected by a footbridge across the Clyde improving connectivity across the Clyde to allow more people to access the new amenity.

The legacy of the Commonwealth Games is taking shape in the form of international sporting facilities for top-level events and community use, improved transport links, housing developments and now parkland to make the wider area more attractive for residents and visitors alike.

The objective of hosting the Games was always to provide opportunities to make improvements to the city for generations to come.

Each new development that receives funding is a step further along that road and ensuring the city has good reasons to remember the 2014 Games long after the athletes have departed.

THE Commonwealth games is providing opportunities for development across the east end of Glasgow.

The latest announcement of a £5m project to clean up a site derelict for decades into an urban woodland park will be an obvious improvement.

People in the east of Glasgow have had to live with the legacy of decay that has followed the demise of heavy industry as large sites which once employed thousands of workers lie empty and unused, and only blight the landscape.

The park will be connected by a footbridge across the Clyde improving connectivity across the Clyde to allow more people to access the new amenity.

The legacy of the Commonwealth Games is taking shape in the form of international sporting facilities for top-level events and community use, improved transport links, housing developments and now parkland to make the wider area more attractive for residents and visitors alike.

The objective of hosting the Games was always to provide opportunities to make improvements to the city for generations to come.

Each new development that receives funding is a step further along that road and ensuring the city has good reasons to remember the 2014 Games long after the athletes have departed.

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