Consultation on potential options for Catherine Street junction

Wednesday, 31 January, 2018

Consultation will be held on potential options for the junction of Catherine Street, Cowgate and Kerr Street in Kirkintilloch.

Members of the public, community groups, businesses and other interested parties are being invited to have their say in person at drop-in events or online.

Drop-in consultation sessions are being held on Thursday 15 February, Friday 16 February and Saturday 17 February - between 9am and 5pm - at 46 Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, G66 1HN (the premises formerly occupied by The Old Sweetie Shop).

Information will be available at the sessions - and online between 15 February and 22 February at - on two potential layouts to reintroduce traffic signals at the Catherine Street junction.

Attendees will be able to ask questions, give their views on how the junction is working, and offer opinions and comments on which options they prefer regarding the possible reintroduction of traffic signals to the junction.

You will also be able to have a say online between 15 February and 22 February.

A rolling programme of improvement works took place in 2016/17 as part of the Kirkintilloch Town Centre Masterplan - which included a redesigned Catherine Street junction and the removal of traffic lights.

Elected members requested a report on potential future options for the junction and in November 2017 decided to remit officers to progress consultations with internal, external and community stakeholders.

This is in addition to a wider process of engagement and information-gathering - designed to improve Kirkintilloch - in partnership with the community.

Thomas Glen, Depute Chief Executive - Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, said, "I hope as many people as possible can take part and give us their views on potential options for the junction. All of the feedback will be used to inform future decisions on the town centre.

"Whether you live or work in Kirkintilloch - or are a regular visitor - we want to hear your views."

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