We have just been sent this good news from Glasgow City Councll, which makes a refreshing change from our earlier post about Dowanhill!
“Woodside Mini-Holland Update
Glasgow City Council is delighted to announce that the ‘Woodside Mini-Holland project’ has been successful in winning the Community Links PLUS competition facilitated by Transport Scotland and Sustrans.
The Woodside Mini Holland bid proposes to improve walking and cycling including the creation of a Dutch style cycle-friendly area using a combination of hard infrastructure and softer measures to increase the attractiveness of everyday active travel and creating better streets and places for people. The project will see some £8m spent on transforming the Woodside Area.
The project is considered as having four main elements:
- Place. Enhancing the road environment is vital to making this area a lucrative place to visit and attractive to pass through.
- Segregated cycle tracks. Safe, dedicated cycle tracks, more attractive pedestrian space and excellent public transport connections.
- Permeability and Connectivity for the Woodside area
- Outreach work. At least 5% of the project budget will be allocated for outreach activities aimed at encouraging active and sustainable travel, working closely with partners and community organisations.
We will be in touch in due course to keep you informed and advise how you can contribute to the design.
Please share with family and friends or have them email the project team if they would like to be added to the Woodside Mini-Holland mailing list. The email address, if you wish to get updates direct is: SustainableTransport@glasgow.gov.uk
Glasgow – UK Council of the Year 2015″