BOLD New Footbridge Plan Floated For Glasgow’s Canal

4 September, 2018 | News, Active Travel, Glasgow's Canal

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

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