Consultation Digest (Local) Issue 119, 15 September 2022

Pause to reflect.

As one event overshadows all others, the recent rush of consultations has stalled. Instead, some of Glasgow’s proposed Traffic Regulation Orders have been made permanent; including four Spaces for People projects.

Next month, consultation events begin for a trio of towns in East Renfrewshire (including the Williamwood area, which has a cycle lane petition).

Forthcoming consultations:

Local Action Plan Survey – Giffnock, Eaglesham and Clarkston
(including Netherlee and Williamwood), East Renfrewshire

Public drop-in events

  • Eastwood House: Tuesday 4 October, AM; Wednesday 5 October, PM.  
  • Clarkston Hall: Tuesday 18 October, AM; Wednesday 19 October, PM. 
  • Eglinton Arms Hotel: Tuesday 1 November, AM & PM. 

Online surveys for Clarkston, Giffnock and Eaglesham:
3 October until 14 November 2022.

Featured image: Langside monument photo from Liveable Neighbourhoods consultation.

(new/updated items in bold – link jumps to article)

1: Current Consultations

  1. Ayr to Prestwick Active Travel Route
  2. Greenock to Battery Park SfP lane
  3. Reflecting on 10 years of Transformational Regeneration Areas (TRAs)
  4. Dummy Railway path (Liveable Neighbourhoods Tranche 2)
  5. Ruchill Street Placemaking (LN Tranche 2)
  6. Langside Monument public realm (LN Tranche 2)
  7. Toryglen Streets for People (LN Tranche 2)
  8. South Central Local Development Framework (SCLDF)

2: Consultation Feedback

  1. Spaces for People TROs (made)

3: Proposed Traffic Calming/Traffic Regulation Orders

  1. Glasgow City Traffic Calming/TROs
  2. North Lanarkshire TROs

1: Current Consultations
(in date order for responses)

1.1: Ayr to Prestwick Active Travel Route

Organisation: Ayrshire Roads Alliance (on behalf of South Ayrshire Council).
Subject: Reappearance for this upgraded “active travel route linking Ayr Esplanade to Prestwick Town Train Station… the proposed route will also connect to existing core paths in addition to future aspirational schemes such as Accessible Ayr, The Culzean Way and the Prestwick to Barassie Active Travel Route.” If it goes ahead, it would replace part of the current NCN7 along the coast, so has potential for cycle tourism as well as local journeys. There are photos of issues along the current route but no plans/visuals. Apparently, consultation will “help inform the ‘optioneering’ stage of the project.”
Website links: Ayr to Prestwick survey.
Deadline: extended to 16 September 2022.

1.2: Greenock to Battery Park SfP lane

Council: Inverclyde.
Subject: A Spaces for People temporary route between Greenock town centre and a coastal park. A council vote was 9:2 in favour of keeping the lanes for another six months, with a further review in September. The photos in the consultation survey show a mixture of on-road ‘soft’ segregation and painted lanes on footways and across side roads. While some of the junction and bus stop treatments may not be ideal, there seem to be decent protected sections too.
Featured: Digest 108, Item 1.12.
Website links: Greenock Town Centre to Battery Park – Community Engagement and Inverclyde Now article on council vote.
Deadline: No obvious deadline.

1.3: Reflecting on 10 years of Transformational Regeneration Areas

Council: Glasgow City.
Areas: Gallowgate, Laurieston, Maryhill, North Toryglen, Pollokshaws and Sighthill.
Subject: Not a documentary but a kind of ‘report card’ from residents of some of the TRA areas. While some projects filled in gap sites, others demolished and rebuit entire neighbourhoods (Sighthill). However, experience from the Gallowgate suggests they could do a lot better at linking active travel paths and permeability.
Website links: TRAs survey and Transforming Communities Glasgow webpage.
Deadline: 19 September 2022.

1.4: Dummy Railway path

The southern end of the 'Dummy Railway' path at Panmure St showing steps
The path at Panmure St has room for improvement

Council: Glasgow City.
Area: Path between Ruchill and Possilpark near Panmure St.
Subject: A confusing nickname given to at least two old railways around Possil (and one in Paisley). In this case it refers to the former line from Panmure St, north of the canal, to Balmore Rd. The current path is narrow and has some steps so the plan is to upgrade it and add links to existing housing and a new estate. This comes from the Ruchill to Cowlairs Liveable Neighbourhood project.
Website links: LN Tranche 2 projects ‘storymap’ and Dummy Railway survey
Deadline: 7 October 2022.

1.5: Ruchill Street Placemaking

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: Another project from the Ruchill to Cowlairs Liveable Neighbourhood. The visuals showing cycling and walking are positive but it’s only an initial design. Whether or not Ruchill St ever looks anything like that may depend on the response to the consultation.
Website links: LN Tranche 2 projects ‘storymap’ and Ruchill St survey.
Deadline: 7 October 2022.

1.6: Langside Monument public realm

Langside Monument visualisation
Visualisation of Langside Monument if joined to Queen’s Park

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: A project from the Langside to Toryglen LN. It would change the road layout around the monument at the junction of Langside Ave and Battlefield Rd. Removing the road to the north of it would join it onto Queen’s Park near the glasshouse. Another feature would be adding trees and planting.
Website links: LN Tranche 2 projects ‘storymap’ and Langside Monument survey.
Deadline: 7 October 2022.

1.7: Toryglen Streets for People

Council: Glasgow City.
Subject: Another project from the Langside to Toryglen LN. This would link a network of paths and streets, like Lubas Ave and Ardnahoe Ave, and add trees and planting. Also, slides and colourful crossings feature in the visuals (perhaps inspired by multi-coloured crossings in Dumbarton and elsewhere).
Website links: LN Tranche 2 projects ‘storymap’ and Toryglen Streets for People survey.
Deadline: 7 October 2022.

1.8: South Central Local Development Framework (SCLDF)

Council: Glasgow City.
Area: South of the river from Kinning Park round to Oatlands and down to Shawlands (excluding Pollokshields).
Subject: Toryglen is also included in the ‘South Central’ area for this Local Development Framework. Apparently, it’s less urgent than a Strategic Development Framework (SDF). The neighbourhoods involved vary from less well off Govanhill to affluent Strathbungo. Also, the map of the area shows how it overlaps with the Riverside SDF between the Barclays site and the Squinty Bridge.
Website links: Transforming Communities Glasgow webpage
Deadline: 31 October 2022.

2: Consultation Feedback

2.1: Spaces for People TROs made

Kelvin Way – tree-lined street with 1-way access to motor traffic and protected 2-way bike path
Kelvin Way’s Spaces for People bike lane may get more robust planters

Council: Glasgow City.
Areas: Clarence Drive (‘Hyndland, Hughenden & Dowanhill West’), Kelvin Way at Kelvingrove Park and Braidcraft Rd/Brockburn Rd near Pollok Park.
Subject: Four TROs to allow Spaces for People projects to become permanent. The Clarence Drive and Kelvin Way TROs were made on 8 September. The Braidcraft Rd/Brockburn Rd TROs on 9 Sept. The latter met resistance when first installed so it is some sort of progress to hold onto them.
Featured: Digest 100, Item 1.6 & 1.7 plus Digest 108, Item 1.7.
Website links: Braidcraft Rd plan; Brockburn Rd plans; Clarence Dr plan and Kelvin Way plan.

3: Proposed Traffic Calming/TROs

3.1: Glasgow City Traffic Calming/TROs

Glasgow City Council logo

Areas: City Centre – Riverside/Merchant City; Laggan Rd, Cathcart; Leeside Road, Springburn.
Subject: TROs – The city centre TRO is for parking restrictions along the Spaces for People bike lane on Lancefield Quay/Broomielaw/Clyde St. Also, Bridgegate, King St and Parnie St (for South City Way link) plus Albion St, Bell St, Candleriggs and Wilson St (for extended pavements/seating).
Traffic Calming Edinburgh Rd (service road), Garrowhill; Eskbank Road, Greenfield; Houldsworth St, Anderston; Kittochside Rd, Carmunnock; Linkwood Dr, Drumchapel; Wardie Rd, Easterhouse.
Website links: Glasgow City Proposed TROs, Glasgow City Proposed Traffic Calming Schemes.

3.2: North Lanarkshire TROs

North Lanarkshire Council logo

Areas: Heritage Way, Coatbridge; Dunrobin Road, Airdrie; Strathmore Walk, Coatbridge and Arbuckle Road, Plains.
Additional: A previous survey for Active Travel Hubs in Motherwell and Ravenscraig still seems to be open (as mentioned in Digest 106, Item 1.4).
Website links: North Lanarkshire Live Consultations.