East Dunbartonshire Council’s Transport Team is celebrating being shortlisted for two accolades at this year’s prestigious Scottish Transport Awards.
The £300,000 project to create the Milngavie Station Travel Hub has been recognised by judges who shortlisted it in both the Integrated Transport Project of the Year category and the Excellence in Walking and Public Realm category.
The Council already has a Scottish Transport Award for ‘Achievements in Cycling’ under its belt for its pioneering work to improve cycling in Bearsden and Milngavie and hopes to build on that success.
Milngavie Station Hub is an integrated travel hub with high quality walking, cycling and public transport provision. It was created in order to:
- provide a transport interchange where people can transfer safely between public transport, bicycle or car
- prioritise pedestrian movement
- improve parking measures and introduce parking restrictions
- make the area more attractive using high quality materials and planting
- encourage greater active travel and attract visitors to Milngavie Town Centre.
Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee welcomed the awards news.
He said, “These prestigious awards recognise best practice and the hard work going on across Scotland to improve and enhance the country’s transport networks. To be shortlisted in two categories demonstrates the calibre of work that is being done here in East Dunbartonshire to bring innovative solutions to communities across the area. I’d like to congratulate the team on this achievement.”
The winners of the Scottish Transports Awards - Supported by the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland – will be announced in June.