Connecting Clydebank

The Connecting Clydebank project, completed in 2022, has helped revitalise the civic core of Clydebank and formed essential links between Queen’s Quay and the wider Clydebank town centre.

Focused on a stretch of the A814 (Glasgow Road/ Dumbarton Road) between Clydebank Library to the west and Argyll Road to the east, it has created a better sense of place and arrival into Clydebank and strengthened the connection between vital town centre uses – those located within Queens Quay and those within the town centre including the railway station and bus interchange.

The works involved major public realm improvements. The central road reservation between Hall Street and Hume Street was removed, key junctions realigned, pavements widened and raised tables created to improve crossing opportunities for pedestrians and cyclists. The redesign of the space uses high-quality materials, maximises the potential of adjoining civic spaces such as Solidarity Plaza and creates a better setting for the town hall and library. The project has transformed the look and feel of this part of Glasgow Road. It is a more attractive pedestrian and cycle friendly place which people will feel safe and comfortable using.

Connecting Clydebank originated from the Clydebank Charrette in 2015. It was progressed in collaboration with Sustrans, following the award of part funding from the Sustrans’ Places for Everyone Programme. The enhanced connections provided by the project support sustainable onward travel via the National Cycle Network and public transport to wider destinations.