Spaces for People measures to be introduced on Davieland Road

We will be trialling temporary changes on Davieland Road, Giffnock, to make it easier and safer for people to move around.

Davieland Road graphic

Published: 26 May 2021

Initial changes will see adjustments to the road layout, including the formation of a temporary pavement between the Boathouse entrance to Rouken Glen Park and Rouken Glen Road.  

We will also be seeking public feedback on additional temporary measures for the road and identifying the community's priorities for permanent measures they would like to see implemented in the future. 

Taken forward with Sustrans 'Spaces for People' funding, measures will seek to address ongoing road safety and accessibility concerns on this busy section of road which runs alongside the popular Rouken Glen Park. Initial works will begin week commencing 31 May 2021 for approximately two weeks, and operate on a temporary basis.

Environment Convener, Councillor Alan Lafferty, said: 'Rouken Glen Park is one of the most popular places to visit in East Renfrewshire and the area is always very busy so I am pleased to hear that Spaces for People measures are being introduced on Davieland Road.

'As this road layout is changing, I must encourage drivers to slow down when driving along Davieland Road, look out for other drivers and road users, and be mindful of people on foot and bikes, as well as other drivers pulling out of parking spaces.

'If you're parking on Davieland Road, do so considerately - don't block junctions, driveways, the cycle lane or park on double yellow lines. If there are no car parking spaces near the Boathouse then please park a short distance away instead and walk the last five minutes.

'By doing so we can help to make the road safer for everyone whilst continuing to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.'

Chiquita Elvin, Interim Head of Infrastructure & Delivery at Sustrans Scotland said: 'We are pleased to be able to support changes which will make it easier and safer for people to walk, wheel and cycle to Rouken Glen Park. Giving people safe space to physically distance and easy access to important greenspaces remains vitally important as we continue to tackle the challenges posed by the pandemic.'

Find out more information regarding the proposals and provide feedback via the dedicated community engagement platform.

Any enquiries regarding the scheme can be directed to: spacesforpeople@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

Last modified on 1 June 2021