The current cycle lanes on Grassyards Road (between Strawberry Bank Road and Sutherland Drive) will soon be improved through the installation of ‘soft segregation’ measures.
Wands and kerb units will be installed to prevent vehicles from entering the cycle lane, either to pass other vehicles or to park. These soft segregation measures help to reduce feelings of vulnerability, particularly amongst new cyclists and those who only cycle occasionally.
Funding for the project has come from the Spaces for People programme, a temporary infrastructure programme in Scotland funded by Scottish Government and managed by Sustrans Scotland. Its aim is to put measures in place which focus on protecting public health and supporting physical distancing during COVID-19 and as we transition out of lockdown.
The cycle lane measures will be in place for up to 18 months with installation due to start in April. It will then be possible for people to give feedback on the scheme using an online questionnaire, details of which will follow later. The new measures will also be monitored to help determine if they could be made permanent.
More information and plans for the scheme can be found at: https://spacesforpeopleeastayrshire.commonplace.is/proposals/read-our-updated-plans-for-kilmarnock-cycle-routes