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Flourishing Molendinar

We are seeking views on a proposed project to make it safer and easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel in the North East of Glasgow.

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About the Project

St. Paul's Youth Forum has  been awarded a grant by the charity Sustrans to make it safer and easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel in the North East of Glasgow. 

To make it easier and more pleasant for people to walk, cycle and wheel, we propose to make some changes to street layouts and regulations such as building continuous pavements, creating segregated cycleways and adding planters to streets.

For now, the project is limited to the area shown on the map. We aim to extend the project all the way into the city centre, where it would connect to other projects such as the Avenues in the city centre. 

What things could look like

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Project Videos


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The project has managed to advance to from Stage 2 to Stage 3 in the processes. The definition of these processes is very technical. Basically, this is an amazing step and brings the project a lot closer to being realised. 

We will now shift the focus of our consultation activities to people with protected characteristics as set out in the Equality Act 2010 to ensure the designs meet the needs of as many people as possible.

We have already started this process with some internal events. We also have open events anyone is very welcome to attend. The dates for them are as follows:

​       New Events:

  • Saturday, 19th of March 2022 - 12:30 - 3:00 @ St Paul's Youth Forum

       Info stall at Blackhill Community Fun Day. Come and chat to                   

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  • Wednesday, 23rd of March 2022 -11:30 - 13:00 @ St Paul's Youth Forum 

       Community Engagement at St Paul's Youth Forum Lunch Club with Civic

       Engineers and Urban Movement, followed by Bingo. 

  • Sunday, 3rd of April, 11:30-2:00, starts @ St Paul's Youth Forum 

       Molendinar Burn History Cycle Ride. We will follow the Molendinar Burn towards

       the city centre and explore its forgotten past and issues relating to air pollution

       and climate change along the way. 


What you have said so far


We asked for your views about the project between January - October 2021.

We sent out an info pack to all 1750 households in the project area, produced two videos with local residents, were very active on social media, and basically didn't talk about anything else during that time. We also held, and continue to hold, meetings with key stakeholders such as local schools, Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council, STP, and First Buses.

Amazingly, between January to May 2021, 623 filled out the surveys, came along to the online community consultation events, called the phone number, e-mailed us or commented on the Commonplace. 

Between June to October 2021, another 640 people filled out further online and paper surveys, came along to our stalls in the community and participated in our workshops, primarily to provide feedback on the illustrations shown above. 

We are very grateful for all the feedback we have received. Below is a summary of the results of the feedback we received between January to October 2021. Click on the galleries to explore what people have said. 

General Sentiment  

The North East was rated poorly for active travel. Pupils also thought it was very important to tackle Climate Change. Lot's of people talked about the poor state of the roads. 

Barriers to Active Travel 

The speed and volume of traffic, lack of routes and the condition of paths were the main barriers to active travel in the area. Many children said they experienced scary moments with cars. 

Spaces for People Interventions

The interventions were supported in principle. People were unhappy about the quality and aesthetic of the interventions. The 'orcas' were particular unpopular. 

Support for Ideas

Support for all proposals was very high. This included the sketches exemplifying what changed streets could look like. The sketches were received very positively by survey respondents, with only a small number of people indicating that they would be unhappy about the changes. 

Ideas from the community

People had lots of fantastic ideas during our community events such as having raised planters in the community and a Christmas tree in winter. We also engaged with pupils from St Philomena's Primary School on Minecraft. Their ideas can be viewed here:


A very limited number of negative comments were received during the engagement process. Some people were concerned about potentially reducing speed limits and opening Langdale Street to local residents only. Some also said that the Spaces for People interventions had made their area worse and expressed their dissatisfaction with their appearance. 

Detailed Reports

Community Engagement and

Stakeholder Summary Report May 2021

Community Engagement and Stakeholder Summary Report Update September 2021

Preliminary barriers to Active Travel North East Glasgow November 2020


Possible Ideas

Below is an outline of the ideas we have to create healthier and greener neighbourhoods. Please let us know your thoughts about them.

Click the slideshow to explore.

Install shelters and seats at all bus stops

Reasons for Change

We want safer streets

Over 50 traffic accidents have been recorded in our neighbourhoods in the last 10 years and 100 accidents over the last 20 years.

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Reasons behind ideas

We want everyone to be able to walk, cycle and wheel around our neighbourhoods in a safe and enjoyable way. 

Click the slideshow to explore more. 



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