We have been sent the following e-mail. Please attend the event if you can and respond to the consultation to ensure that we get a good quality Queens Park to City Centre cycle route. We understand that there is some opposition to the route continuing directly down Gorbals Street from The Citizens Theatre and the developers of the land opposite the Citz. The Theatre seems happy to have buses and trucks rumbling past but does not want bikes gliding along in front of their building, while the developers apparently want to extend their ground and have private parking for the new housing on Gorbals Street! The very opposite of active travel!
“From: “Maclean, Allan (LES)” <Allan.Maclean@glasgow.gov.uk>
Date: 18 August 2017 at 12:05:54 BST
Subject: FW: SOUTH CITY WAY – PUBLIC CONSULTATION (29 August 2017)
To: Strategic Plan for Cycling transport sub-group members
SOUTH CITY WAY (Queen Park Station to Cumberland Street section)
As you may be aware, South City Way is a proposed active travel corridor between Queen’s Park and the City Centre. South City Way was the winning project in last year’s Community Links Plus funding competition organised by Sustrans and the Scottish Government. The Council attracted £3.25m of external funding towards the scheme, with the Council also contributing £3.25m. Details of the project can be found by visiting www.glasgow.gov.uk/scw.
Two public consultation events were held during the bid stages of the competition concerning concepts for the route. Since the winner’s announcement last summer, the Council has been progressing preliminary design work for the route and designs for the Queen’s Park and Queen’s Park Station section were published last May at a public event on Victoria Road. It is now intended to publish design proposals for the next section, from Queen’s Park Railway Station to the Cumberland Street junction. Once again, a public event is planned and anyone can drop-in to speak to Council Officers, design engineers and representatives from our funding partner Sustrans. The design proposals will also be available on line at the above webpage, following the event.
Details of the drop-in event are as follows:
DATE/ TIME: Tuesday 29th August 2017 from 3pm to 7pm
VENUE: Govanhill Housing Association, Samaritan House,
79 Coplaw Street, Glasgow G42 7JG
Further consultation events will be held in the future, as the plans for new sections of the route develop.
If you require any further information, or cannot make the event and wish to send us your comments, please contact us via email at email@example.com or by phoning 0141 287 9171.
Allan Maclean, Project Officer
Technical Services, Land & Environmental Services
Glasgow City Council, 231 George Street
GLASGOW G1 1RX, Phone 0141 287 9038