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.
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.
The project is in its initial stages and nothing is 'set in stone' yet. 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. We would like to hear from as many people as possible to gather ideas, get feedback and address any concerns.
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What you have said so far
We asked for your initial views between January - May 2021.
We sent out an info pack to all 1750 households in the project area, produced a video with local residents, were very active on social media, and basically didn't talk about anything else during that time. We also held meetings with key stakeholders such as local schools, Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council, STP, and First Buses.
Amazingly, 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.
We are very grateful for all the feedback we have received. Below is a summary of the results. Click on the galleries to explore.
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.
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.
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.
Community Engagement and
Stakeholder Summary Report May 2021
Stage 1 Report - to be added soon
Preliminary barriers to Active Travel North East Glasgow November 2020