Give us your feedback on extended Grassyards Road cycle lane scheme

Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA) wants to hear your views on the recent extension of the trial cycle route segregation scheme on Grassyards Road between Strawberrybank Road and MacKenzie Drive.

A review of the original Grassyards Road cycle lane scheme was held in August 2021 and requests were received by both cyclists and non-cyclists to extend the trial further along Grassyards Road to cover the section of cycle lane outside Willowbank School. Extending the scheme will address the issue of vehicles parking in the cycle lane and preventing its use by cyclists. It will also connect to the cycle route between Hurlford and the town centre (Mackenzie Drive/Kay Park Terrace). 

Work on the extension was completed on 22 April and double yellow lines have also been added at junctions in the nearby residential areas to ensure that any displaced vehicles do not obstruct junctions.

To monitor the impact of the scheme on traffic flows and road user behaviour, ARA will be carrying out site inspections as well as commissioning speed and volume surveys and monitoring displacement parking. This extended trial will initially be provided until October 2022 while the additional monitoring is undertaken. 

In order to collect feedback on the scheme, an online survey has been set up which can be accessed at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/A3TE3O/ The survey will be open until 31 May. If you would prefer a paper copy of the survey, please call 01563 503160 and a survey and reply paid envelope will be sent to you. 

The feedback received will be used to decide how the scheme progresses. More information can be found at: https://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/CouncilAndGovernment/Spaces-for-people/Kilmarnock-cycle-routes.aspx

Funding for the project has come from the Spaces for People programme, a temporary infrastructure programme in Scotland funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Sustrans Scotland.

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