New proposals to link Helensburgh and Garelochhead in Argyll and Bute

Providing a safer route for walkers, cyclists and wheelers between Helensburgh and HMNB Clyde, as the first phase of the route to Garelochhead, is another step closer with new proposed plans unveiled.

Following extensive community engagement, Argyll and Bute Council has included feedback from the community and created new proposals for the active travel route.

An online public consultation is now open to gather views on the latest plans. 

Members of the team will also be cycling along the route in the morning, and visiting Rhu Primary School and Hermitage Academy to discuss the new route designs.

The latest stage three designs follows extensive community engagement and consultations over the last three years.

Initial consultations provided an understanding of community needs and expectations. Feedback from the first two phases are included in the latest designs.

This third phase focuses on more detailed community discussion to help refine the proposed route design. During this phase, a range of events will take place including an online survey, school workshops and on-site visits with the design team.

Councillor Andrew Kain, Policy Lead for Roads and Transport: “This latest consultation is another step closer to delivering a safe active travel route for local residents, visitors and people who work in the Helensburgh area. By linking routes, we can open up opportunities for active travel and encourage more people to travel by bike, foot or wheels.

Huge thanks to everyone who has given feedback to the project so far. Please let us know what you think about the new proposed designs and if you can, join the team at the drop-in Conversations on the Coast event to find out more.”

​The council is leading the project in collaboration with a design team that includes architects, engineers, planners and specialist consultants. The project is supported by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Transport Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme which is administered by Sustrans.


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