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Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, Consultation event on revamp, 22 November 2017

We have been forwarded information about a forthcoming consultation event by Glasgow City Council arising from proposals by the Queen Margaret Drive community to improve their street:

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“Subject: Queen Margaret Drive Community Engagement

 MESSAGE SENT ON BEHALF OF CHRISTINE FRANCIS, DIVISIONAL MANAGER, TECHNICAL SERVICES, LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES.

Following on from consultations organised by the local community of Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow City Council (GCC) are taking forward a project to enhance walking and cycling provision in the area. 

GCC will be holding a public engagement event with a supplementary online survey to gather comments.  The outcome is to achieve a design that can be constructed in partnership with Sustrans and the local community. 

We are proposing a number of changes to improve the environment for cyclists, pedestrians, local residents and businesses. New designs could see the implementation of:

•        Improved paths

•        Improved pedestrian crossings

•        Reallocation of road space.

•        cycle lanes

The consultation will allow acceptable designs to progress in order to achieve match funding from Sustrans in 2018/19.

A public drop in session will be held on:

Wednesday 22nd November

3pm-7pm

76 Kelbourne Scout Hall

Kelbourne Street

G20 8PR

Information and an online survey will be available and will be live from 15th November for a period of 4 weeks. The survey will be available at: www.glasgow.gov.uk/qmd.

Consultation posters will be erected in public premises and a leaflet drop will take place in Queen Margaret Drive. A copy of the distributed leaflet is attached for your information. This will provide the public the opportunity for residents and businesses to provide comments on the proposals that might assist with the detailed layout.

The closing date for consultation will be the 15th December.

I trust this is of assistance; however, should you require any further information, please contactSustainabletransport@glasgow.gov.uk “

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A local GoBike member says

“It articulates with the Byres Road refurbishment.

In addition, we are to get a new primary school at the top of QMD at the junction with Maryhill Road, where there is a blaes football pitch. There is an overgrown footpath around the south and east of the site, which will be retained and restored. This leads directly from QMD to a crossing on Maryhill Road directly opposite an access point to the canal (There is a student village on the other side and Scottish Canals recently installed cycle racks beside the footbridge.)

So, the QMD development will give us a continuous link from the canal, down QMD and Byres Road, across Dumbarton Road at Partick Cross and on to the Riverside Museum and the new footbridge to Govan.

It also connects with the Kelvin Walkway (NCN 756).

So, it meets with our objectives of having a continuous network following routes where cyclists want to go.”

The city council have produced one of their cards to advertise the event: QMD active travel Postcard LR

Please do get along to this event if you can and contribute to making Queen Margaret Drive a place for people not cars.

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