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A new route to improve the link between Abronhill and the town centre through Kildrum and Carbrain is being proposed and the local community are invited to have their say at a special consultation event next month.

Cumbernauld Living Landscape and Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT) have been working for the last two years with community partners to develop a detailed, green design for the route, aiming to reconnect the people of Cumbernauld with their natural environment.

The green route has been developed to encourage active travel on foot and by bike, especially for people going to school, visiting greenspace and making other local journeys.

The consultation will be held on 1 February at the Learning Centre, Cumbernauld YMCA on Afton Road from 1pm to 7.30pm and will display the design of the new route for people to have their say on.    

Mike Batley, Development Officer with CSGNT, said: “The proposed improvements will provide much needed developments to these spaces. It will encourage people to walk and cycle and help those who may not have access to a car.

“The green routes programme supports local projects and makes a real difference to people’s day-to-day life.  We look forward to sharing and discussing the proposed plans with the community at the consultation.”

Ian Mackenzie, Scottish Wildlife Trust Living Landscape Manager, said: “Working on these designs and thinking about how we can improve these spaces has been great fun. Now, we really need people to tell us if we have got the designs right.

“We encourage people to share their feedback by coming along to the consultation event, filling in a survey form, or visiting the Living Landscape website.”

The design work is supported by the Sustrans Community Links programme – a Transport Scotland funded programme, encouraging active travel, which is partnered with North Lanarkshire Council.

For further information about the project, please contact Mike Batley at CSGNT on 01501 824 794 or mike.batley@csgnt.org.uk or visit our project page.

 

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