INNOVATIVE plans have been drawn up for a footbridge that would improve connections on the Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow.
Scottish Canals is looking into the possibility of developing a three-way structure at Stockingfield Junction, Maryhill.
At present, walkers and cyclists heading to and from the Bishopbriggs/Kirkintilloch/Falkirk side of the canal to and from the section between Maryhill and Speirs Wharf have to go via steep slopes and a narrow tunnel under the canal shared with vehicles on Lochburn Road.
A draft drawing of how the new bridge would look shows a flyover that would connect the routes for those on foot or bike.
It also shows a bridge creating a new link into the residential area near Ruchill Golf Course.
Scottish Canals say that they and their partners “recognise that the canal-side footpaths around Stockingfield Junction are not presently connected.”
The organisation adds: “Scottish Canals would like to submit a planning application for a new footbridge to make better physical connections in the area for local residents and canal users.”
Pre-application online consultation about the idea is taking place. To take part, click here.
Drop-in public exhibition events are also being held:
— Saturday 8 September, Maryhill Burgh Halls, 11am to 4pm
— Tuesday 11 September, Lambhill Stables, 1 to 6pm
— Wednesday 12 September, Ruchill Community Centre, 10am to 2pm
— Thursday 13 September, Cadder Community Centre, 1 to 7pm