Clydebank townscape improvement plan gets underway
July 30 2020
West Dunbartonshire Council has initiated a £4.3m townscape improvement programme designed to bring fresh life to the town centre and forge improved connections with the riverfront.
Centred on the busy Glasgow Road the works will include removal of the central reservation between Hall Street and Hume Street together with a realignment of junctions and raising the road to pavement level to improve the pedestrian experience.
Further calming measures include a mandatory 20mph speed limit, wider pavements and new planting to encourage adoption of the road by pedestrians and cyclists.
Councillor Marie McNair, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, added: “The design for this project was created to ensure that inclusivity was at the heart of it, and that new plans would be suitable for all members of our community.
“Not only does the design ensure the area is a more pleasant experience for residents, but improved pedestrian crossings and wider pavements means any person with disabilities will find the area much easier to navigate.”
Supported by Sustrans the initiative is expected to complete by early spring 2022.
And I often thought a trolley bus could run from Clydebank straight down through Dumbarton Road to Partick. Might give the town a little a little uniqueness, instead of bleakness.
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The whole area would be softened and enhanced if trees lined both sides of the street with the exception of the facade of the Town Hall.