The second stage of consultation has now closed. Thank you for all your feedback! Although consultation has now closed, you can still see the Design Options below if you wish.
Over the coming weeks we will analyse the responses and:
Publish a report of all responses (only redacting any information which is confidential or offfensive).
Update 23 July 2021: this report is now available. Please click here.
- Review the next stages of consultation, to see whether the process described on the Find out more page remains the most appropriate way forward.
- Study all responses to help develop design proposals, as explained on the Find out more page.
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WHAT WE’VE LEARNED SO FAR
Give yourselves a pat on the back! Your response to the first round of consultation was stunning. Over 650 people took part, providing over 550 separate experiences and ideas.
The results are a fascinating insight into how you as a community move around the area, the issues you face in doing so, and how you would like your streets and spaces to be in the future. That body of information has been invaluable as a basis for us to develop design options for the future.
You can see all your experiences and ideas on this website. We’ve designed the whole process to be open and transparent so that you see for yourself that it is truly community-led.
That said, we realise not everyone will have the time to look through all of those experiences and ideas, so we’ve prepared an
of what we think are the main points.
The design team has responded to the experiences and ideas received in the first round of consultation by creating three design options.
The three options show, in simple terms, different approaches to dealing with the number one issue of traffic. More detailed designs will follow at the next stage of consultation, once we have your feedback on these different approaches. The next round of consultation will include more detail on people’s ideas like improving the bridges past Shawlands station, flooding and heritage, for example. These have been omitted at this stage for clarity.
Each option has different pros and cons. They are deliberately described in neutral terms to help you consider the different approaches to traffic management. For local flavour, the options are named after the publishers of Walter Scott’s Waverley novels - Archibald, Cadell, and Longman - and also to avoid implying that we favour one option over another. We don’t: we want to hear what you think.
Although the three options show different approaches to traffic management, they use similar methods, put together in different ways:
- Pinchpoints - which let people walking and cycling pass through, but not cars.
- Traffic calming - reducing traffic speeds using “raised tables” and road narrowing, whilst still allowing emergency vehicles through.
- Greenery - used to create more space for people and nature, improve street drainage and tackle localised flooding (like at some lane entrances).
If you would like more background on how the three options were developed, take a look at the video below.
Your feedback on the three options is vital to steer the next phase of the project.
Please use the sliders and text box beneath each option to tell us your thoughts. This isn’t a vote. We want to understand what you think about each option.
Your responses will guide the design team in developing a single more comprehensive proposal for you to review on this website in the summer. That might contain elements of more than one option, depending on your feedback. It will also include more detail, for example on suggestions raised in the first round of consultation which have been omitted from the current options for clarity.
Use the slider and comment box beneath each option to share your view. This will help the design team refine the options towards a single proposal.
When you have finished, please press the Submit button at the bottom of this page. Please do not navigate away from this page before you have pressed Submit as your responses will be lost.