Bears Way Cycle Route

Bears Way is a protected cycleway in Bearsden and Milngavie which runs from Burnbrae roundabout to Hillfoot.Bears Way Logo - bear on a cycle

It was funded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Sustrans, and was designed by TP&E, a subsidiary of Cycling Scotland.

There was an average of over 1,700 cycle trips a week (June-August 2017) with 24-hour automatic counters installed to monitor usage.

The Council’s Local Transport Strategy and Active Travel Strategy set out a range of actions aimed at encouraging cycling in East Dunbartonshire. Work supports the national vision of getting 10% of everyday journeys to be made by bike by 2020.

* Please note, Councillors decided on  29 September 2016 not to progress with the options put forward for Phase 2 of the Bears Way. The Council report included an update on the construction and implementation of Phase 1 and a set of options for Phase 2.

In addition to deciding not to progress with any of the options for Phase 2, the amended recommendation included taking forward further improvements to Phase 1 with further information on the implications and costs for other improvements to be brought back to a future Council meeting.