Route7G14UpgradeBothThis information has been compiled to keep people up to date about the environmental improvements along the Whiteinch to Yoker section of National Cycle Route 7. The works will take place from December 2014 until Spring 2015.

What is being improved?

The main work that is being undertaken is:

  • Clearing vegetation from 1m either side of the bike path – this has all been completed
  • Patch work repairs to the surface of the bike path including the removal of tree roots – this has all been completed
  • Significant improvements to the access points ie Ardsloy Place, Balmoral Street – this is ongoing
  • Improved signage

CURRENT WORKS – check map below for more details:

Balmoral Street and Henrietta Street access points – the only remaining work to be completed is to the access points at Balmoral Street and at Henrietta Street.

Ongoing – Greenlaw Road/CourtScottish Water are undertaken sewage improvement works – this is not part of the environmental improvement programme but will cause disruption to cycle journeys. Once this work has been completed the improvements to the cycle path will take place.

Online Map

A map of the route has been created which will show the existing infrastructure of the route along with information on sections where work is taking place, access points which are closed and any diversions that are in place. There will also be information about some of the local amenities and attractions in the area.

If you click on the small cube with lines on you will get more info about the map or click on any icon. Note: if the map doesn’t appear below try this link https://goo.gl/maps/vWtuY

 

 

Route7G14UpgradeTwitter

In order to communicate quickly and effectively we have created a dedicated hashtag – #route7g14upgrade – please use this hashtag to help keep people informed about diversions and closures.

What happens after the works are complete?

We are looking at ways to promote and encourage greater use of the bike path and to get greater community involvementin the maintenance and upkeep. Initial plans include:

  • Hosting a week long series of events to celebrate the completition of the works in March – this will be from Saturday 21 March to Sunday 29 March – more info soon!
  • Ongoing promotion to encourage the use of the bike path
  • Developing greater local involvment in the maintenance, upkeep and further development of the bike path

Keep checking back for more information!

Project Partners

This project is being delivered with support from Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Government and Sustrans to encourage cycling and walking – active travel benefits your health and the environment. The work is being undertaken by Newlay Civil Engineering.

DRCET is taking the lead on the community engagement and awareness raising aspects of the project along with a wide range of local organisations and partners.

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