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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 North East 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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Thank you for all your contributions so far! :) 

Your contributions have made an immense difference to the project as they allowed the project team to gain detailed insights, identify specific needs and desires, highlight local challenges and create and change designs accordingly. 


Thanks to you, the project advanced from Stage 0 in 2020 all the way to Stage 3 in 2022! The project team has been busy since January 2022 to complete Stage 3 of the project. All required reports, designs, surveys, etc. for Stage 3 were completed in October 2022. Sustrans' Decision Making Panel will now review all documentations, with a decision to be expected in January 2023. We are hoping that the project will be able to move to Stage 4 soon. The definition of these stages is very technical. Basically, the project has moved from very basic ideas and rough sketches to much more detailed designs, informed by the views of local residents. Completing each stage is an amazing achievement and brings the project a lot closer to being realised. We greatly thank everyone who has come forward and provided us with feedback. 


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What you have said so far


We asked for your views about the project between January - October 2021 and between January 2022 - September 2022. 

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, conducted many surveys, closed Langdale Street for two days, 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 Bus.

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

Between June and 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. 

Between January and October 2022, 108 people provided us with feedback. Please note that this number is much lower due to the fact that outreach was targeted at specific protected characteristics, including organisations representing certain groups. 

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

Stage 2: Community Engagement and Stakeholder Summary Report Update September 2021

Stage 3: Community Engagement Summary Report October 2022

Stage 1: Community Engagement and

Stakeholder Summary Report May 2021

Stage 0: 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.

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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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