Three-way canal crossing consultation promises to better connect Maryhill
September 5 2018
Scottish Canals have launched a public consultation into plans to create a three-way footbridge spanning the Stockingfield Junction of the Forth & Clyde Canal at Maryhill.
The consultation precedes a detailed planning application for the infrastructure link, prioritised as a means to improve physical connections for both residents and canal users.
Pedestrians and cyclists wishing to cross the junction must navigate a precipitous route down from the canal to ground level to access a narrow single file road tunnel, before ascending back to the canal level.
Draft plans call for an elevated cable-stayed solution although ambitions to create a towering skeletal figure, dubbed ‘The Big Man’, to hold the cables aloft appears to have been dropped in favour of a simple pole.
The consultation kicks-off this Saturday at Maryhill Burgh Halls between 11:00 and 16:00 with follow-up sessions held at Lambhill Stables between 13:00 and 18:00 on the 11th and Ruchill Community Centre between 10:00 and 14:00 on the 12th.
A final session is scheduled to take place at Cadder Community Centre between 13:00 and 19:00 on the 13th.
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