People urged to go to meetings about Phase 2 of Bears Way

A81 Milngavie Road
A81 Milngavie Road

Meetings are going to be held from next week which aim to shape the future of the A81 Bears Way.

Public forums will be held on 1 and 7 September in Milngavie Town Hall to inform future work on the cycleway - which offers protected space for people of all ages to cycle in safety and comfort.

Phase 1 of the Bears Way - funded by delivery partners Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Sustrans - runs from Burnbrae roundabout to Hillfoot.

However, it will not be fully functional until all phases are complete - providing a traffic-free route from Milngavie to Glasgow.

The proposed Phase 2 will run from Hillfoot to Kessington and one of the goals is to address issues which have been identified through engagement to date.

Public forums will be held on:

· Thursday 1 September, 6pm - 8pm in Milngavie Town Hall

· Wednesday 7 September, 7pm - 9pm in Milngavie Town Hall

Three other ‘drop-in’ information events will be held in the Allander Leisure Centre to complement the public forums.

Please note these will be informal and a chance for the public to access information ahead of the public forums.

Drop-in information events will take place on:

· Thursday 1 September, noon - 2pm

· Saturday 3 September, 11am - 3pm

· Wednesday 7 September, noon - 2pm

A Business Forum was held on August 18 and a Design Forum on Thursday, August 25 - including invited stakeholders and representative groups.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said: “Whether you’re a local resident, cyclist, motorist, pedestrian or regularly use public transport - we want you to get involved and help ensure the project works for everyone.”

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