Connecting Clydebank is a transformational project which seeks to revitalise the civic core of Clydebank; forming essential links with the ongoing Queen’s Quay development, the present town centre and the many active and public transport routes into the area. It aims to link different strands of investment to reinforce Clydebank as a destination.
The project originated from a successful Charette process in 2015 (refer Clydebank Charrette Action Plan) and has been progressing in consultation with funding partner Sustrans over the last 2 years following the successful funding award from the Sustrans Community Links Programme.
Initial views on the project were sought from local residents and businesses in December 2016 and a number of specific groups such as the West Dunbartonshire Access Panel were also asked to contribute.
Over the last year, the design has been advanced, taking into account the comments received so far and the results of detailed technical assessments and traffic modelling. A detailed layout has now been produced. This was shared with the community and other interested parties at a Drop-in Consultation on Tuesday 12 September 2017 in Clydebank Town Hall. People were able to find out more about the proposals and comment on the design.
The Connecting Clydebank project relates to the A814 (Glasgow Road/ Dumbarton Road) between Clydebank Library and to the west of the Argyll Road junction. The proposals in the current layout incorporate the following key design elements:
- A 20-mph zone along the A814 to create a sense of place and arrival.
- Pedestrian and cycle movements between Queen’s Quay / Titan Crane and town centre enhanced through a high-quality pedestrian environment, better and improved pedestrian crossings and links to public transport.
- Introduction of innovative pedestrian crossing arrangements at Hall St and Hume St
- Use of high quality surface materials and raised tables at key locations to maximise the potential of existing civic spaces such as Solidarity Plaza and International Asbestos Memorial.
- Car parking including disability spaces and loading have been included and formulated within the design.
- Surfacing design to Hall Street provides a setting for the Town Hall which will improve visitor experience and has the potential to encourage further activity to occur outside the building enhancing further its role as the civil hub of Clydebank.
- Improvements to the A814 for buses enhancing reliability of bus travel and experience of public transport users.
- Improvements to footways along A814 to promote economic activity for existing businesses and also encourages further investment.
- Design places an emphasis on the heritage of Clydebank through use of high quality materials and promotes key locations such as the Town Hall and Library by improving the setting round them and the connection to them.
A response to some Frequently Asked Questions about the project have been provided here.