Chance for people to steer new transport options

Date: 

Monday, 3 December, 2018


People are being urged to help steer a new report on active travel, public transport, roads and parking.

East Dunbartonshire Council started a programme of consultation today (Monday 3 December) - with drop-in sessions taking place from tomorrow (Tuesday).

The Local Transport Strategy is being refreshed and the first stage of the process is the Transport Options Report, which sets out preferred and alternative options for active travel, public transport, roads and parking.

The report includes options for the whole of East Dunbartonshire, as well as those specific to individual community areas.

Consultation is being carried out from now until 11 February 2019.

You can get involved online by visiting www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/transport-options-report

The Transport Options Report is also available to view at Community Hubs and libraries, and responses can be e-mailed to development.plan@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or posted to Land Planning Policy Team, East Dunbartonshire Council, Southbank House, 1 Strathkelvin Place, Kirkintilloch G66 1XQ.

Meanwhile, a series of drop-in events are being held to give people a chance to discuss options further with officers.

You can also find out more about the new Local Development Plan at all of these sessions (except Lenzie):

  • Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre - Tuesday 4 December – 3pm-7pm
  • The Leisuredrome, Bishopbriggs - Thursday 6 December – 3pm-7pm
  • Caldwell Halls, Torrance - Thursday 13 December – 2.30pm-5.30pm
  • Fraser Centre, Milngavie - Monday 17 December – 3pm-7pm
  • Lennoxtown Community Hub - Monday 7 January – 3pm-7pm
  • Lenzie Union Church Hall - Tuesday 8 January – 3pm-6pm
  • Twechar Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre - Tuesday 15 January – 12pm-3pm
  • Bearsden Community Hub - Monday 21 January – 3pm-7pm.

A stakeholder workshop will also be held - bringing together groups, community councils, transport organisations, providers, neighbouring local authorities and Council colleagues.

Councillor Billy Hendry, Convener of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said, "Consultation is now underway on the Transport Options Report - helping to pave the way towards a new Local Transport Strategy for East Dunbartonshire.

"The report is an important document for active travel, public transport, roads and parking so I would encourage as many people as possible to get involved.

"There are opportunities to contribute online, at drop-in sessions, via post and also at special events - helping to ensure that a wide variety of people are consulted."

Consultation findings will be reported to a future meeting of the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee.

The Transport Options Report was approved by the Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee on 4 October 2018.

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