Are we on the right route? Have your say on the Draft Local Transport Strategy

Date: 

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019


People are being given another chance to drive future plans for active travel, public transport, roads and parking in East Dunbartonshire.

The Council is seeking views on the Draft Local Transport Strategy 2020-2025 from Tuesday 17 September to 12 November 2019, with a series of drop-in sessions being held in Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown and Milngavie next month.

You can access the draft strategy, background and corresponding Environmental Report - and fill out an online survey - by visiting www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/draft-local-transport-strategy

Copies of the strategy and paper response forms are also available at Community Hubs and libraries.

Five drop-in sessions will be held across the authority area:

  • Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall - Thursday 3 October - 3pm-6.45pm
  • Kilmardinny House, Bearsden - Wednesday 9 October - 3pm-7pm
  • Glazert Country House Hotel, Lennoxtown - Tuesday 22 October - 3pm-7pm
  • Fraser Centre, Milngavie - Thursday 24 October - 3pm-7pm
  • Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre - Wednesday 30 October - 3pm-7pm.

Initial consultation on the Transport Options Report - setting out preferred and alternative options for active travel, public transport, roads and parking - took place during winter 18/19.

All of the feedback received has been considered and helped to inform the Draft Local Transport Strategy.

Members of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee approved publication of the draft plan and consultation process at a recent meeting.

Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, "The Council has been working to produce a new strategy for the area, which will provide a route forward as regards transport planning objectives, as well as actions and interventions to enhance transport and travel across East Dunbartonshire.

"I hope as many people as possible can take the time to get involved in helping to steer this vital document.

"We want your comments to help the Council in producing a final strategy for publication and implementation."

For further information, please visit the webpage - www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/draft-local-transport-strategy from Tuesday 17 September.

You can also e-mail development.plan@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or call the Land Planning Policy Team on 0300 1234510

Specific comments on the Environmental Report should be submitted by e-mail to sustainability@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

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