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Public Survey – Green infrastructure and public space in Woodside
My name is Gary Donaldson and i'm postgraduate masters student at Strathclyde University and a Woodside resident. I am carrying out research relating to public space in the area in relation to the 'Connecting Woodside' development.
I would like to gather views from the local community and wider Glasgow residents, including those on this forum, through a short survey.
If you are interested in taking part, please follow the link below to complete the survey which will take around 5-10 minutes.
I would like to thank you in advance for your participation.
Woodside plan sections stitched together.
North Woodside Road public realm options:
North Woodside Rd and Marryhill Rd crossing options:
Drop-in events for Connecting Woodside cycling and walking plans:
On Monday, February 11 designs for the North Woodside Road section of the proposals will be on show at Windsor Hall, Maryhill Road, G20 7NA between 3.30pm and 7pm.
On Tuesday, February 19 designs for the St. George's Road (South section) of plans will open for scrutiny and discussion at Woodside Library, St George's Road, G3 6JQ between 3.30pm and 7pm
North Woodside Rd and Napiershall St junction alternative designs:
Josephine last edited by
@un Given the options above, my preference for this junction is combination of raised table and raised roundabout. Currently, despite the mini roundabout, motor traffic flowing from Maryhill Rd towards GWR completely ignore it and speed through as though it wasn't there. So if you are approaching from North Woodside Rd from their right, you (cyclist or car believe it or not!) risk collision because they assume right-of-way.
Therefore, any new design needs to visually and physically make motor traffic aware this is a junction space not a through-road.
My experience of raised tables on the south side around Pollokshields is pretty positive for traffic calming but there still is a tendancy to speed over them in larger vehicles like vans/SUVs. Also, there is a real sense of ambiguity around who has right-of-way. So that's why I think there needs to be more than just a raised table in the Woodside scheme. If there is a roundabout as well, it presents clarity for right-of-way as well as the potential to add another level of traffic calming.
According to Craig, the 3rd option shown here with the bollards is unlikely to be possible because it would block the turning circle for trucks (there are regular deliveries here to the pub on North Woodside Road cul-de-sac).
Interested to read anyone else's thoughts.
If the junction is busy with through traffic, giving priority to cycles may not be the best idea. Assuming the more dangerous others will stop, can be a problem.
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@un Hmm thanks, I had thought that too - might have been my initial comment on commonplace map. I wonder why there's a roundabout there now tbh. Maybe to let side road traffic out when it's busy. I'll maybe ask Craig about it. I'm pretty sure I've asked someone about it before in an earlier consultation.