Have your say on sustainable transport issues in Milngavie and Bearsden

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Plans are to be unveiled for a new cycle corridor and transport hub in Bearsden by East Dunbartonshire Council - and it is looking for your views.

People interested come along to a public event this Tuesday (May 27) outside Kessington shops on Milngavie Road, Bearsden. The event will run from 10am to 6pm and topics will include: designs for A81 quality cycle corridor, designs for Kessington Travel Hub and the future of on/off-street parking.

There will also be a ‘Smoothie Bike’ at the event so you can make your own healthy drink.

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

“If you’re free on Tuesday why not come along and 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.

And it was recently announced that East Dunbartonshire Council had secured £590,000 from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), which will be used for A81 route corridor improvements in Milngavie and Bearsden to boost 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.”