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Transport response to Covid-19
The situation resulting from Covid-19 has resulted in changes to travel patterns and how people use streets and spaces in East Renfrewshire.
In response to the emergency we've recently approved a Transport Response to Covid-19, which outlines a dynamic and phased approach to help residents adapt and renew to the current emergency, as well as help mitigate virus transmission and a possible 'second surge'.
We've recently launched an interactive map in order to provide more information on measures contained in the Transport Response to Covid-19.
This platform will give residents and stakeholders the opportunity to find out more about the Transport Response, proposed plans and the opportunity to provide feedback on specific measures across the area.
Spaces for People
We've secured funding through the Sustrans and Transport Scotland 'Spaces for People' programme to identify temporary response measures that help residents practice physical distancing and to move around safely in public spaces during the Covid-19 emergency. This is in order to limit virus transmission and to enable residents to safely walk, cycle and wheel for essential journeys and exercise.
With this funding, a key route through East Renfrewshire is set to become a safer place for people to walk, cycle and wheel.
The decision to install protective measures on the A77 creating a physical barrier between the road and cycle lane follows strong public support to safeguard the existing cycle lane on Ayr Road and Fenwick Road, making it safer and easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel during Covid-19.
Temporary measures on Ayr Road, which will get underway on Monday 7 December, will initially involve traffic management measures and, following a trial period, will be replaced with a permanent installation. In addition, the trial will be supported by a mandatory cycle lane road marking, replacing the existing advisory markings in order to discourage parking within the lane. Along with Police Scotland, we are also exploring reducing the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph in order to improve overall road safety.
For more information visit the Spaces for People website.
Safer Streets - Healthy Business
East Renfrewshire Council supports a safer streets - healthy business approach to empower businesses to find creative ways to re-imagine public space outside premises to support safe trading during Covid-19.
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