TEMPORARY changes are being trialled on an East Renfrewshire road in a bid to make it easier and safer for people to move around.

The initial adjustments to Davieland Road, in Giffnock, involve the layout, including the formation of a temporary pavement between the Boathouse entrance to Rouken Glen Park and Rouken Glen Road.

East Renfrewshire Council 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.

Cycling charity Sustrans is providing funding through its Spaces for People initiative, with council chiefs saying the measures aim to address safety and accessibility concerns on a busy section of road.

The initial changes will be in place for the next two weeks.

Councillor Alan Lafferty, the council's environment convener, said: “Rouken Glen Park is one of the most popular places to visit in East Renfrewshire and 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, 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, 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.”

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