Cumbernauld Green Routes is part of the Cumbernauld Living Landscape program. It is looking to transform the centre of Cumbernauld and its links to surrounding communities by creating green routes which are accessible, safe and enjoyable. The feasibility project is investigating at the quality of the existing routes and how they could be improved for people and wildlife.The project is being delivered through the generous support of the Central Scotland Green Network, North Lanarkshire Council, Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
To find out what the barriers are for both people and wildlife the project has carried out extensive research. This has engaged people from across the routes and carried out detailed wildlife habitat surveys.
Our research into Cumbernauld’s Green Routes began on the ground accompany local walking groups along three key routes, using their knowledge and experience to gain an understanding of how the Green Routes are used currently.
Following on the launch event, we worked with several community groups to explore in more detail the key themes raised by the local people of Cumbernauld about the Green Routes.
Rounding up the consultation process, the design event involved local stakeholders and members of community in a series of design-led workshops. Held on the 1st December this collaborative process was an opportunity to visualise what Green Routes might look like in the future.
Maps of the routes alongside images of what they could look like are currently on display in Cumbernauld town centre. The exhibition can be seen in the window of 7 Tay Walk, Cumbernauld. The slideshow below brings to life some of the ideas and we would love to hear your views. The feasibility project will come up with a list of costed actions that the Cumbernauld Living Landscape will be seeking funding for. With a range of partners we want to deliver these routes from 2016 onwards. If you or your organisation would like to play your part please contact the Programme Development Manager, Ian Mackenzie firstname.lastname@example.org.
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