Have your say and help guide the way forward for vital route

Consultation is taking place to help guide future improvements along a busy route through Bishopbriggs and North Glasgow.

East Dunbartonshire Council is asking residents, businesses and groups to help steer the A803 Corridor Improvements Project.

It’s part of the Council’s £34.88 million Place and Growth Programme – supported by £15 million each from the UK and Scottish Governments through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

The project – which also involves Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) – aims to create active travel links and prioritise buses to better connect key retail, regeneration, health and education locations.

In 2022, the Council consulted on the main issues and opportunities for the route. Views are now being sought on the emerging options.

You can access information, including designs, and have your say via an interactive StoryMap. Visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/A803-stage2

Consultation is open until Sunday 21 April 2024.

In addition, a drop-in event will take place on Thursday 21 March at Bishopbriggs War Memorial Hall, Balmuildy Road, G64 3BS – between 1pm and 7pm. It’s an opportunity for people to view options and ask questions.

Councillor Gordan Low, Leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said, “We need your views to help guide potential improvements involving the A803 – a busy route which connects North Glasgow to Bishopbriggs and beyond.

“The project aims to progress sustainable and active travel links, boost the local economy and employment opportunities, improve air quality and give everyone more choice on how they travel. It will also help to reconnect communities currently severed by a busy main road.

“All feedback received will be used to help inform final design work. Please get involved if you can. We want to hear the views of communities served by the corridor to ensure the project develops in line with their needs.”

Meetings are also taking place with key stakeholders and local accessibility groups.

If you have any queries, please contact the project team by email – citydeal@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

Alan Moir, Vice Chair of SPT, said, “This is a great opportunity for people to input their views to help create a better environment along a strategically important corridor, better connecting people to their communities, businesses, facilities and vital services.”