Bishopbriggs public realm improvements go out to consultation
February 6 2023
East Dunbartonshire Council has opened a consultation on phased plans to revamp Bishopbriggs town centre.
Running through to 28 February the event details measures to prioritise active travel and public travel as well as the enhanced public realm.
Key moves include wider footways and tree planting throughout central areas, focussing on issues such as poorly maintained paving, heavy traffic and a lack of crossing points.
Councillor Gordan Low, leader of the council, said: "It's important to note that this concept plan is not set in stone - it's an overview of aspirations for Bishopbriggs town centre. All feedback will be collated and analysed, and will inform detailed proposals. Further consultation will then be held."
Areas earmarked for attention include Bishopbriggs Park, The Cross and the dominant A803 arterial road.
Secondly, It is far too convoluted for pedestrians and people will make their own shortcust, negating safety improvements.
Thirdly, when they eventually show all the barriers and signage that'll be mandated, it''l look like a dogs breakfast.
We employ a Planning Department so why do we have to pay an outside organisation to produce work which our own staff are paid to do? It’s not, or it should not, be beyond their capabilities and if it is, then we should not employ them! This is why we elect Councillors to monitor these matters.
Make changes by all means, but use common sense and not what looks good on a drawing.
And all to deliver a few trees / some coloured tarmac / bike stands.
Strange priorities in play from Holyrood and Westminster with a ready supply of local puppets happy to dance for some loose change.