Have your say on Bearsden and Milngavie transport plans

Saddle up and let your views be known on trail-blazing transport plans currently being mapped out in East Dunbartonshire.

East Dunbartonshire Council is getting set to unveil plans for a cycle corridor and travel hub in Bearsden, and they are keen that people climb on board.

A pop-up public engagement event is taking place on Tuesday, May 27 outside Kessington shops in Milngavie Road.

The event will run from 10am to 6pm and topics will include designs for A81 Quality Cycle Corridor, designs for Kessington Travel Hub and future on/off-street parking

There will be a ‘smoothie bike’ on the site so you can make your own healthy drink while checking out the plans.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said: “Everyone is invited to drop by Kessington shops on Milngavie Road on Tuesday, May 27, where you can have your say about the proposed designs.

“If you’re free, why not come along to Kessington andb check out what we’ve got planned? There will be lots of cycle parking provided and you can also enjoy your own smoothie - created using pedal power!”

Sustrans is working with the council to create a Quality Cycle Corridor along Milngavie Road, as part of the A81 Sustainable Travel Corridor Project.

Plans include two-way, segregated cycle facilities along Milngavie Road to encourage more people to get on their bikes.

It was recently announced that East Dunbartonshire Council had secured £590,000 from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

That will be used for A81 route corridor improvements in Milngavie and Bearsden, boosting the walking and cycling off-road network, and bus infrastructure work.

In addition, the council was awarded £700,000 over three years for the A81 corridor by Transport Scotland’s Bus Investment Fund (BIF).

Councillor Moir added: “Promoting sustainable transport is a priority for this council - helping people to lead healthier lives, cutting down on carbon emissions and supporting the environment.

“Exciting designs have been developed by officers and there is a bright future ahead. I hope the public climb on board and have a say on the proposals on May 27.”