Active Travel Discussion

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Active travel means making journeys by physically-active means - such as walking, cycling or wheeling (travelling by wheelchair). There are many benefits to keeping active in this way - summarised in the Information Booklet. 

To help more people benefit from keeping active as part of their everyday journeys and exercise, the Council is starting work to produce a new Active Travel Strategy for East Dunbartonshire. This is a committed action within the Local Transport Strategy 2020-2025.

The first stage in this process is a discussion with local communities and stakeholders. During this period we want to hear what you like about the current network and ideas you have that will enable us to keep active while on the move.

Use the links and information below to help you join the Active Travel Discussion!

The consultation will run from 11 May 2021 until 28 September 2021.

Ideas Map

Contribute to our Ideas Map - an interactive tool which you can use to pinpoint a location and provide comments or pictures, showing us your ideas. 

Online Community Discussions

Come along to one of our online sessions to discuss routes and ideas for your local area. Sign up for your community area by following the relevant Eventbrite link within the table below.

Online sessions
Community Thursday Session (2pm-3pm) Tuesday Session (7pm-8pm) Saturday Session (10am-11am) Eventbrite Link
Bearsden and Milngavie 20 May 2021 8 June 2021 21 August 2021 Sign up
Bishopbriggs, Torrance, Balmore and Bardowie 27 May 2021 1 June 2021 28 August 2021 Sign up
Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Waterside and Twechar 3 June 2021 25 May 2021 4 September 2021 Sign up
Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie, Haughhead and Clachan of Campsie 10 June 2021 18 May 2021 11 September 2021 Sign up

Social media

Use #WalkCycleWheelED on social media to join the Active Travel Discussion. You can also get involved by sending us a photo of your favourite part of the local walking, cycling and wheeling network. Tell us what you like about it – as well as any potential improvements which could be made. Snap to it, if you can!

Response forms

If you are unable to use online response methods, you can request a paper form by calling:
  • Bishopbriggs Library - 0141 777 3155: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10am-1pm 
  • Lennoxtown Library - 0141 777 3151: Fridays, 10am-1pm  
  • Milngavie Library - 0141 956 2776: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-1pm 
  • William Patrick Library - 0141 777 3141: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-1pm  
Customers will then be invited to pick up a form at a suitable time (wearing a face covering and following safety guidelines at all times).

Next steps and delivering a Draft Active Travel Strategy

All ideas gathered throughout this process will be looked at to see how well they fit within our Active Travel Option Assessment Process. This process includes gauging how deliverable/feasible the option would be and assessing it against the priorities for active travel in delivering the objectives of the Local Transport Strategy 2020-2025. More details of the Active Travel Option Assessment Process are available within the Documents section at the bottom of this page.

Options gathered through the discussion period will add to those already raised through previous Council consultations on transport. The Council is also carrying out an assessment of all existing routes and paths in a bid to gather all available evidence of what could be included within the next Active Travel Strategy.

A Draft Active Travel Strategy, which will include an action plan, will be produced by the Council once all the evidence and options have been considered. A further period of consultation will then be held to gather thoughts on proposals prior to the final strategy and action plan moving forward to the delivery stage.

For further information, email cycling@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or call the Land Planning Policy Team on 0300 1234510