All 5 Community Links Plus projects from this year will be funded.

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    For Glasgow this includes Woodside Mini Holland - Glasgow City Council.

    This project takes inspiration from transport infrastructure in the Netherlands and proposes to deliver an exemplar cycle friendly neighbourhood in the Woodside community. Part of the project would include a segregated cycle route along St George’s Road from Charing Cross to Possil Road and would connect to the Sauchiehall Street 'Avenue' cycleway that is currently being delivered through the Sauchiehall and Garnethill Regeneration Framework. The proposal also includes the expansion of the cycle network into the city centre, Great Western Road, Maryhill, Garscube Road and the Forth and Clyde Canal in a bid to encourage cycling as the favoured commuter option. In addition to the health and wellbeing benefits that the extensive cycle network would bring to the surrounding area, the creation of Woodside Mini-Holland would strengthen local economies and increase road safety. Pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities at St George’s Cross Subway station would also undergo major redesign in order to improve accessibility to the station and surrounding streets.

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    • And there's a letter in today's Evening Times (online) from 'Blind Resident, Glasgow'. It's constructively worded, hoping that such schemes will be designed so that they are truly accessible to all, but clearly there's potential for the interests of people with bikes and those of people with limited vision being interpreted as opposed.
      Anyone familiar enough with the various design guides to know if any deal with the issue? Or if the famous cycle-friendly countries have cracked it?

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    @timba I've been hoping to find a video of a visually impaired person crossing a busy Dutch bike path. It would be interesting to see how this sort of interactions works, or doesn't. It would also be useful to hear from a Dutch visually impaired person.

    When in Assen we came across tactile paving paths that visually impaired
    people can use to follow. You can see examples of this parallel to the carriageway in the city centre of Assen. In the UK I'm only aware of tactile paving being used to warn and not to provide direction.

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    Yes in many countries in Europe, you have "tactile trails", often found in major train stations, city centres and shopping malls. Whereas in the UK it seems that tactile paving alerts that you are now entering this zone, whether it be stairs, crossing areas/road, cycle paths or pedestrian paths.

    Also @un, you'll have to update this blog post!

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