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New fund will encourage residents across East Renfrewshire to get on their bike or take a stroll ?
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Re: New fund will encourage residents across East Renfrewshire to get on their bike or take a stroll ? 3 months, 1 week ago #43

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Re: New fund will encourage residents across East Renfrewshire to get on their bike or take a stroll ? 2 months, 3 weeks ago #44

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03/12/2020
Cllr Annette Ireland has posted on their facebook page -

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🚴‍♀️Bike Corridor - Ayr Rd and Fenwick Rd🚴‍♀️

Work on a temporary protected “bike & roll” corridor on Ayr Road and Fenwick Road – South (A77) will commence Monday 7 December 2020 with works planned for approximately 2 weeks.

The trial, part of East Renfrewshire’s Spaces for People programme, seeks to help keep people safe and maintain physical distancing while walking, cycling & wheeling in line with East Renfrewshire’s Transport Response to COVID-19. This will be achieved through:

· Safeguarding the existing cycle lane on Ayr Road
· Creating additional space for people along Fenwick Road (south)

You can find out more information on our new Commonplace Community Engagement -

erspacesforpeople.commonplace.is/

Re: New fund will encourage residents across East Renfrewshire to get on their bike or take a stroll ? 2 months, 2 weeks ago #45

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Key East Renfrewshire road set for safer spaces for people

A key route through East Renfrewshire is set to become a safer place for people to walk, cycle and wheel as the Spaces for People project progresses.

By Dawn Renton
Monday, 7th December 2020, 5:56 am

East Renfrewshire Council secured £1million of Scottish Government funding for measures across the area aimed at making active travel safer for residents while maintaining social distancing.

The decision to install protective measures on the A77 creating a physical barrier between the road and cycle lane follows strong public support to safeguard the existing cycle lane on Ayr Road and Fenwick Road, making it safer and easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel during Covid-19.

Temporary measures on Ayr Road, which will get underway today (Monday 7 December), will initially involve traffic management measures and, following a trial period, will be replaced with a permanent installation.

In addition, the trial will be supported by a mandatory cycle lane road marking, replacing the existing advisory markings in order to discourage parking within the lane. The Council, along with Police Scotland, is also exploring reducing the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph in order to improve overall road safety.

In addition to Ayr Road, work on a temporary bike and roll lane on Fenwick Road, south of Giffnock will follow later in December. This aims to create a safer route for essential journeys and exercise.

All of the Spaces for People measures will be continually reviewed and the public are encouraged to send their views to
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Feedback on the measures can also be submitted through the Commonplace platform:

www.erspacesforpeople.commonplace.is

Environment Convener, Councillor Alan Lafferty, said: “We had a fantastic response to our Spaces for People consultation, so I am delighted to see these initial two projects moving forward. These measures on Ayr Road and Fenwick Road will not only help reduce pressure on public transport and unnecessary car journeys, but it will also help people stay safe while walking and cycling, as well as promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.

“We will continue to monitor these new measures once they are introduced to assess how they are operating, and we welcome any feedback from the public.”

Karen McGregor, Director of Sustrans Scotland, said: “It’s been great to see the positive response to East Renfrewshire’s consultation.

The measures being brought forward around the area make it easier and safer for people to exercise and to make essential journeys, while maintaining physical distancing.”

Funded by the Scottish Government and administered by Sustrans, Spaces for People, helps people practice safe physical distancing with pop-up walking and cycling routes and other temporary response measures.

Re: New fund will encourage residents across East Renfrewshire to get on their bike or take a stroll ? 2 months, 2 weeks ago #46

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Route in East Renfrewshire made safer for cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users

By Pippa Smith Reporter

A KEY route in East Renfrewshire is being made safer for cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users, thanks to a cash boost.

As part of the Spaces for People project, East Renfrewshire Council has secured £1million of Scottish Government funding to make active travel safer for residents while maintaining social distancing.

Protective measures on the A77 are set to be installed, creating a physical barrier between the road and cycle lane.

This follows strong public support to safeguard the existing cycle lane on Ayr Road, in Newton Mearns, making it easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel.

Temporary measures on Ayr Road, which started on Monday, will initially involve traffic management and, following a trial period, will be replaced by a permanent installation.

Councillor Alan Lafferty, East Renfrewshire’s environment convener, said: “We had a fantastic response to our Spaces for People consultation, so I am delighted to see these initial projects moving forward.

“These measures on Ayr Road and Fenwick Road will not only help reduce pressure on public transport and unnecessary car journeys, they will also help people stay safe while walking and cycling, as well as promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.

“We will continue to monitor these new measures once they are introduced to assess how they are operating and we welcome any feedback from the public.”

In addition, the trial will be supported by cycle lane road markings, replacing the existing advisory markings in order to discourage parking within the lane.

Council chiefs, along with the police, are also exploring the possibility of reducing the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph in an effort to improve overall road safety.

Karen McGregor, director of Sustrans Scotland, said: “The measures being brought forward around the area make it easier and safer for people to exercise and to make essential journeys, while maintaining physical distancing.”

All of the Spaces for People measures will be continually reviewed, with local residents encouraged to send their views by email to

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Re: New fund will encourage residents across East Renfrewshire to get on their bike or take a stroll ? 2 months, 1 week ago #47

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First Avenue to Monteith Drive Lane

Information Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

I refer to your recent freedom of information request dated 14th November 2020.

Q. Please provide details and recorded information regarding the First Avenue to Monteith Drive Lane.
A. Copy of email from Councillor Ireland and response attached.


Q. Please provide a copy and contents of the register of potential schemes.
A. Copy attached.

Please provide details and recorded information regarding ownerships

Q. - Who are the owners
A. – ERC Roads Department have contacted legal team to investigate.

Q. - How work will be undertaken to establish ownerships
A. – ERC Roads Department have contacted legal team to investigate.

Q. - Who will undertake work to establish ownerships
A. - ERC Roads Department have contacted legal team to investigate.

The path will be looked at to determine what improvements could be made

Q. - How?
A. – On site investigations and desktop study (investigative).

Q. - By Who?
A. – ERC Roads Officer(s).

Q. - When?
A. – January/February 2021.

Q. Please give details and recorded information of what improvements could be made.
A. – Unable to give detailed response until investigation has been undertake (on site and land ownership).

Q. Please give details and recorded information of what short term measures could be taken to ensure the path remains passable over this coming winter.
A. - Unable to give detailed response until investigation has been undertake (on site and land ownership).

Q. Please give details and recorded information of all costs associated with all of the above initiative/work.
A. – Unable to give detailed response until investigation has been undertake (on site and land ownership).

I hope this information is of assistance to you and if you require further information please do not hesitate to contact this office.

East Renfrewshire Council offers the opportunity to apply to the Council for a review of how we have dealt with your enquiry. If you wish to proceed to review, please apply in writing within 40 working days to:

The Chief Officer Legal & Procurement
Council Headquarters
Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock G46 6UG,

marking your letter “Freedom of Information, request for review”, and stating the exact nature of the matter you wish to be reviewed.

The review will be carried out within 20 working days of receipt of your appeal. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, you have the right to then appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner who has extensive powers to investigate such matters. His address is:

Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
St. Andrews
Fife KY16 9DS

Yours sincerely,

Customer Relations Officer
Environment Department
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Address:- 1st Floor, 2 Spiersbridge Way, Spiersbridge Business Park, Thornliebank, G46 8NG

Re: New fund will encourage residents across East Renfrewshire to get on their bike or take a stroll ? 2 months, 1 week ago #48

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03/11/2020 09:27

Dear Councillor Ireland,

I refer to your e-mail dated 14th October 2020 regarding the above and would apologise for the delay in responding.

The Roads Service have advised that the majority of the path that links Monteith Drive to First Avenue is on land owned by the Council, albeit, the Roads Service has no ownership interest.

Notwithstanding, they have agreed to add this to their register of potential schemes and will duly investigate to try to establish who all the owners are.

Once established, Roads will open dialogue to determine if they are amenable to consideration being given to the upgrading of the path.

Should these negotiations progress in a positive manner, resource will be committed to determining what an improvement of the path could look like, whilst ensuring the owners are happy to continue with ongoing maintenance responsibilities.

As you are no doubt aware, whilst Roads may be in a position to submit an application for capital monies to build or upgrade infrastructure that lies out with the bounds of the public road, there is no such revenue monies available to apply for, hence the ongoing burden of maintaining the infrastructure will reside with the owner.

This, plus the additional traffic (pedestrian & cycle) an upgraded path might attract, can often result in a reluctance by the owners to collaborate.

It is recognised that the upgrading of this path would be of significant benefit to pedestrians generally and has the potential to form a valuable active travel link for pedestrians/cyclists going to and from Netherlee Primary School.

Whilst all such potential schemes have a number of hurdles to overcome, the Roads Service wish to reassure you that every effort will be made to maximise the potential of this path.

I trust the above information is of assistance and again apologies for the delayed response.

Cheryl Marley
Customer Relations Officer
Environment Department
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