A807 Active Travel Corridor

Project Background

The Council is committed to improving active travel (e.g. walking, wheeling and cycling) infrastructure across East Dunbartonshire as set out within the Active Travel Strategy 2015-2020 and the Local Transport Strategy 2020-2025.

Actions within both strategies include an aspiration to create a circular route connecting the majority of the settlements in East Dunbartonshire, plugging existing gaps. It was identified that one major gap was an east-west connection and therefore an action was included to investigate the feasibility of delivering an active travel connection alongside the A807 between Torrance and Milngavie.

2022 Feasibility Study

In 2022, the Council, supported by funding from Transport Scotland, commissioned Sweco to undertake a feasibility study on options for delivering this connection. The study considered options for creating an off-road route, and a route alongside the current road corridor. The option alongside the A807 was deemed to be the best way forward and the study assessed the feasibility of delivering the route, considering a number of opportunities and constraints.

Concept Designs

Building on the work undertaken in 2022, the Council, supported by funding from Transport Scotland and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT), recommissioned Sweco, to undertake further design works on the project – building on the project aim, which is set out below:

Increase the number of active travel journeys in the area by making it safer and more enjoyable to travel by walking, wheeling and cycling between Torrance and Milngavie, improving pedestrian connectivity within the villages and providing onward connections to Bearsden, Bishopbriggs and beyond.

Concept designs have been produced which showcase proposed improvements across the route. The concept designs are only proposals at this stage as the final designs will be subject to change depending on a number of key factors.

Full details of the concept design proposals can be viewed on the project’s


The Council is seeking the views of local communities and users of the route on the proposals set out within the concept designs. You can have your say between 5 February and 3 March through our online survey.

You can also come along to a number of public drop-in events being held in February to have a chat with the team behind the proposals:

  • Tuesday 13 February Milngavie Town Hall (Main Hall) 3.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Thursday 15 February Torrance Community Centre (Committee Room) 3.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 21 February Balmore Golf Club 3.30pm – 7.30pm
  • Thursday 29 February Torrance Community Centre (Committee Room) 6pm – 7.30pm

There are also specific events for businesses in the area:

  • Tuesday 20 February Milngavie Town Hall (Main Hall) 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Thursday 29 February Torrance Community Centre (Committee Room) 6pm – 7.30pm
  • Online only – Wednesday 28 February 12.30pm – 2pm

Next steps

All stakeholder responses will be reviewed at the end of the consultation period, with the results informing any changes required to the proposals at this stage.

Given the nature of the route and the distance covered, it is proposed that a phased construction programme will be necessary. It is therefore currently proposed that Section 1 will progress to detailed design and construction first.

Further information

You can read further information on all aspects of the project by viewing the project Story Map, reading the A807 Active Travel Project FAQs, reading the Easy Read document attached to this page, or dropping into the sessions being held throughout the consultation period.

If you would like to discuss any aspect in greater detail, have questions about this project or require assistance, please email: tellus-A807@sweco.co.uk. You can also contact the Council by phoning 0300 123 4510 and asking to speak to the Traffic and Transport team.