Places for everyone

East Kilbride active travel consultation

It is time to have your say on the next stage of development of cycling and walking routes in the centre of East Kilbride.

We have been granted funding through Sustrans Places for Everyone to further invest in the town centre active travel network.

As part of this, a public consultation exercise is now underway for the next phase of work, which will see investment in walking and cycling routes on Churchill Avenue.

Benefits of the scheme

Churchill Avenue was identified as a priority for the town centre and wider area through the previous consultation as part of the Active Travel Study for East Kilbride. The planned work would deliver a new segregated cycle route from the Queensway to Whitemoss Avenue.  

New and improved crossings and other pedestrian facilities are proposed at various points on the route.

It is important that the community participate in the development of active travel options and the council is now seeking to hear people’s views on the latest plans. 

Active travel means cycling, walking, using public transport, and other alternatives to going by car.

Travelling actively offers many benefits including:

  • Healthier citizens
  • More connected communities
  • Reduced traffic congestion
  • Better air quality. 

We want to encourage more people to make walking and cycling the natural choice for their everyday journeys.

The East Kilbride Active Travel Study (ATS) in 2019 saw South Lanarkshire Council undertake an engagement exercise with the local community to find out which routes local people would like to develop to see enhanced walking and cycling provision.

The investment in cycling and walking has already seen work completed (or nearing completion) on the following sections of the network:

  • West Mains Road (Strathfillan Road to Creighton Grove)
  • Cornwall Street/Brouster Hill/Torrance Road

Maps showing proposals

East Kilbride Town Centre Network Construction Phasing Plan

map

 

Churchill Avenue, East Kilbride - layout proposal 1

Cornwall Street - active travel consultation

 

Churchill Avenue, East Kilbride - layout proposal 2

Cornwall Street, East Kilbride - active travel consultation

 

Churchill Avenue, East Kilbride - layout proposal 3

Cornwall Street, East Kilbride - active travel consultation

 

These maps are also available to download.

Have your say

You can access the survey now. The consultation closes on Wednesday 30 March 2022.

Scotland’s Places for Everyone is funded by Transport Scotland.

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