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Clydebank townscape improvement plan gets underway

July 30 2020

Clydebank townscape improvement plan gets underway

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.

Enlarged pavements and simplified crossings will broaden access
Enlarged pavements and simplified crossings will broaden access
Improvements will centre on the area around Clydebank Town Hall
Improvements will centre on the area around Clydebank Town Hall


Graeme McCormick
#1 Posted by Graeme McCormick on 30 Jul 2020 at 16:30 PM
Most of this part of Clydebank is raw by which I mean there is little coherence between each side of the street and the north side is a mumbo jumbo of heights, gables, hidden gap sites.

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.
Felicity Rosewood
#2 Posted by Felicity Rosewood on 30 Jul 2020 at 19:57 PM
It would be wonderful if they put a cable car down Glasgow road.
#3 Posted by Ross on 31 Jul 2020 at 01:47 AM
Clydebank has to do something to lift itself from the air of misery it currently owns.

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.
#4 Posted by Billy on 31 Jul 2020 at 04:54 AM
Agree. More trees please. I just hate that ugly solidarity monument. Looks like something out of the old eastern block.
#5 Posted by Liz on 1 Aug 2020 at 12:07 PM
It would be nice if they could run a local bus down to the waterfront especially for residents who live here as the nearest bus is at Chalmers street a bit of a walk for people to enjoys the waterfront.

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