TWENTY Kilometres Of Active Travel Routes Proposed For Greater Govan

18 April, 2023 | Active Travel

NEARLY £3million has been secured towards developing an active travel network in Greater Govan.

The money is coming from the Sustrans Places for Everyone grant fund.

A report updating city councillors states that Greater Govan will be the first area to be progressed under the proposed City Network scheme.

Around £2.3million is being made available to develop detailed technical designs.

The report explains: “The project will develop an active travel network throughout Govan/Queen Elizabeth University Hospital connecting to the existing City Deal funded Govan-Partick bridge, which is currently under construction.

“This will connect the Govan City Network to the north of the Clyde and to the planned Inner South City Network.

“The Govan City Network is approximately 20 kilometres long with 17 junctions and reaches several communities; allowing connection into the city centre via Paisley Road West.”

Tying in with the Govan plan is the Cessnock to Ibrox Village Strip project which has been awarded around £530,000 and aims to deliver roadspace reallocation and public realm enhancements.

Design concept for the Cessnock to Ibrox Village Strip

The report states: “The project will revitalise this local town centre, enabling sustainable travel options for the adjacent employment areas and provide new crossing points and safer routes for young people walking, wheeling, and cycling to school.

“Improvements will include the addition of controlled pedestrian crossings, wider footways, enhanced lighting, placemaking, play space, continuous footways, rain gardens, new greenspaces, traffic controls, and improved cycle infrastructure along Paisley Road West as part of the new city network.

“The project will rationalise car parking and highlight the multitude of businesses, unlocking a vibrancy to support local traders and prioritise customers arriving to this trip generator via active travel.”

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