Glasgow Eco Trust has been working with PAS Scotland as part of their Sustaining Choices 2022 programme. This support has allowed us to develop an Active Travel and Sustainable Transport action plan for Whiteinch and Scotstoun.

This links to our wider Community Connections for Climate Action project through the Transport theme and builds on a range of transport and travel related issues in the area

Anchor Statement

The anchor statement for the project is

What can be done to improve walking, wheeling and cycling and public transport in the Whiteinch and Scotstoun and surrounding areas?

We then looked at two specific themes and related statements from the 14 issues from the Place Standard tool:

  • Moving Around - Walking and cycling are good for our health and the environment. Pleasant and safe routes can encourage walking and cycling. Now think about the Whiteinch and Scotstoun area and ask: Can I easily walk and cycle around using good-quality routes?
  • Public Transport - Access to an affordable, reliable and well-connected public transport service is important for all communities. Good public transport encourages people to get around in ways that are better for the environment. Now think about the Whiteinch and Scotstoun area and ask: Does public transport meet my needs?

We then asked:

  • What are the main issues? And what are the priorities?
  • What are the main actions to address these issues? And what are the priorities?

Themes and priorities

We engaged with over 200 people and received over 500 individual comments. 74 actions were identified grouped under the following 5 themes. And the image shows the top 3 actions under each theme:

  • Public transport
  • Active travel (walking, wheeling, cycling)
  • Road safety
  • Public realm and open spaces
  • Other

Next steps and potential projects

The following is an overview of the next steps and the potential projects that will come from this project:

  • Action Plan - this is now available to download here - please take the time to read the report and share with others that might be interested.

Download the Action Plan

  • Take action now - some simple steps you can take now...
    1. Share the report and this webpage with others
    2. Sign the No 4 bus petition
    3. Join or affiliate to Get Glasgow Moving
    4. Contact your local Councillors and elected members
    5. Contact the Councillors on the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport board
    6. Contact your local community council - Glasgow - elsewhere
  • Glasgow City Region Bus Partnership - work is being undertaken by the Partnership looking at the Dumbarton Road corridor from Clydebank Bus Station to the city centre through Yoker, Scotstoun, Whiteinch and Thornwood. We have provided the Partnership with a copy of the report and will continue to engage with them.
  • Liveable Neighbourhoods - we hope the plan will contribute to Glasgow City Council’s Liveable Neighbourhoods programme. The consultations for the Yoker, Scotstoun, Whiteinch and Jordanhill neighbourhoods are underway. Again we have provided the LN team with a copy of the report, along with a copy of the Yoker, Scotstoun and Whiteinch Environmental Vision from 2003, and will continue to engage with the team.
  • Potential projects - based on the above priorities and further ongoing discussions with the local community we have identified some potential projects to be further developed. We believe that each of these projects will contribute to several of the priority actions above. We will be creating a map to provide more details about these projects.
    • Active travel corridor from South St/Scotstoun St via St Paul's Primary to the Nature Trail  and possible extension to Jordanhill train station
    • Thornwood roundabout improvements
    • Dumbarton Road in Whiteinch reduced to 20mph (from Thornwood roundabout to small Scotstoun roundabout)
    • Victoria Park expressway speed reduction and improved park access and connections
    • Kingsway Court Zed - Danes Drive, Kingsway and Anniesland Road linking the Kingsway Court estate to Knightswood shopping centre
    • Broomhill to Victoria Park green corridor linking up the park up to Hyndland Station
    • Scotstoun conservation area low traffic neighbourhood
    • Community Rail Partnership for the local area
    • School Street zone for Clyde Campus
  • Community-led transport forum - one of the priority actions was more effective communication with transport policy and decision makers and operators. A proposal that will be explored further is that of a community-led transport forum. We plan to organise a further community meeting to discuss this in the near future, which could include a screening of Bus Regulation the Musical! More details to follow.

Funders and supporters

We would like to thank our funders and supporters of this project including Glasgow City Council Glasgow Communities Fund, Glasgow City Council Ward 13 and Ward 12 Area Partnerships, PAS Scotland Sustaining Choices programme, Paths for All Smarter Choices Smarter Places, the National Lottery Community Fund Together For Our Planet fund, Whiteinch & Scotstoun Housing Association and Whiteinch Community Council.

And a big thank you to all the local people and organisations that have contributed to the project so far - your input is very much appreciated.

More information

If you would like to find out more about or get involved with this project then please contact Neil Lovelock, GET project Manager on 0141 433 0427 or [email protected]


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