What have we done?

Last year, West Dunbartonshire Council and Sustrans, delivered five new links to the National Cycle Network (NCN) at a total cost of £95,500 funded by the Council's Cycling Walking Safer Streets (CWSS) allocation and grant funding from Sustrans. This is making journeys to and from these places more attractive by walking, cycling and using public transport.

These include

  • Golden Jubilee National Hospital
  • Clydebank Industrial Estate
  • High Bowling
  • Dalquhurn Point Renton
  • Vale of Leven Academy
  • Vale of Leven Hospital
  • Jamestown

This allows people the opportunity to try alternatives to using their car to get to and from these places.

The Council aims to encourage its residents to lead a healthier lifestyle as well as improving the road network by reducing the number of short car trips.

In the past

We have created new links between the Erskine Bridge and NCN7 at Erskine Ferry Road and from the A82 at Milton.

Major improvement work was carried out between Dunglass Roundabout, Bowling and Dumbarton East also between Dalreoch and Renton.

Future plans

As West Dunbartonshire Council was one of the better performing local authorities with its grant allocation, additional funding of £375,000 was secured from Sustrans to upgrade two existing sections of the NCN in Bowling (1km) and Renton (3Km).

The Council have submitted further bids to Sustrans for funding to create two additional new links: Clydebank North Circular Link, using the footway of the A82 to provide a link along the northern end of Clydebank between the Forth & Clyde Canal at Great Western Retail Park and Erskine Bridge, where it joins existing infrastructure.

The other proposed new link runs between Dumbarton Central Station and Jamestown using the footways of Townend Road and A813 as well as Vale of Leven Industrial Estate.

The existing upgraded NCN 7 will also be accessible via the existing bridges over the River Leven along the length of the route.

For further information on Walking & Cycling in West Dunbartonshire & cycle routes please visit the Countryside and Leisure webpage.

Useful link.