Have your say on draft plan

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The council is keen to get feedback from the public on a new active travel scheme it aims to roll out across the authority.

It has produced a draft Active Travel Strategy plan which includes an action plan detailing potential local projects such as walking and cycling circular routes linking many of the area’s towns and villages by improving the existing network.

Those with an interest in this scheme are being asked to come forward and give their feedback. It can be viewed online at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/activetravelstrategy or accessed at any council library.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said, “We hope as many people as possible take the chance to view the draft Active Travel Strategy - which aims to encourage more people to consider different forms of transport.

The goal is to make East Dunbartonshire a place where walking and cycling for everyday journeys is a convenient, viable, safe and attractive choice for residents and visitors.

“There is also a survey available for people who want to contribute to the draft strategy and help deliver a more connected network of active travel routes.”

If you have any enquiries regarding the strategy you can e-mail development.plan@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or telephone 0300 1234510 and ask to speak to the Land Planning Policy team.

In addition to the Active Travel Strategy, the council is also currently moving forward with a number of committed projects - such as the controversial Bears Way segregated cycleway which has been welcomed by many cyclists but criticised by many residents and motorists because it reduced the width of Milngavie Road and. according to opponents, resulted in more traffic chaos and delays when buses stopped on the route.

If anyone wishes to provide feedback on the draft strategy they can complete an online survey by visiting www.surveymonkey.com/r/EDCdraftATS. Consultation period ends October 7. Paper copies available at council libraries.

Return to Land Planning Policy, Southbank House, Kirkintilloch, G61 1XQ.