Cycling East Renfrewshire

Cycling and Sustainable Transport in East Ren


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If there is any issue or query you have regarding Sustrans or cycling in East Renfrewshire, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help, or point you in the right direction to someone who can.  Please fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.


  1. Niall Sloan 30/04/2020 - 1:08 am Reply

    Could ERC bid to install temporary cycle lane bollards along the a77 cycle path from Eastwood toll to mearns cross? It would be much safer and allow children to actually use the cycle lane.

    • ercyc_admin 30/04/2020 - 8:09 am Reply

      We could ask the councillors…the other side of Eastwood Toll down to the Glasgow border would also be helpful.
      Hopefully after lockdown ERC will take cycling more seriously!

  2. Doug Adams 09/05/2020 - 11:11 am Reply

    East Ren marks cycle lanes on the A77 & ? elsewhere with a new red surface laid with ridges every 2-3 metres which makes the cycle lane road surface less attractive to cycle on than the actual road surface. A new section of similar material appears to have been put in place opposite the Malletsheuk ( ? related to the new housing development ). There must be better and cheaper ways ( simply painting the road surface in the cycling lane ? ). To whom in the council should I raise this issue to get the ER council road policy changed and more cycle friendly.

    When leaving the bike lanes ( eg to turn right down the Old Mearns Road) there is no change to the exit layout from the standard cycle lane to enable a smoother exit without losing the majority of speed to negotiuate the ballard and narrow exit. Likewise where in the council should I raise this issue.

    Finally does the Council have any standard liason mechanism with cyclists/cycling groups such as yourselves to discuss/refine existing and new proposals?

    On a different issue the cycle route descriptions are crying out for a map of the route, presumably not hard to custom produce using o/s maps etc or to simply make the routes available for public download on o/s maps by setting them up and publishing the map name in the description ( perhaps produce a set of maps under ER cycling Routes as the first part of the name ?)

    • ercyc_admin 10/05/2020 - 1:05 pm Reply

      Lots of questions Doug!
      1)”To whom in the council should I raise this issue to get the ER council road policy changed and more cycle friendly”. ERC finds it hard to hang on to their Cycling Officers. They do lots of good work, come up with lots of good idea, but little of it gets implemented. There are many council officers keen on improving the situation, but many who aren’t, and the councillors don’t seem keen to push it…. By all means contact your local councillors! The Traffic/Roads Dept are the ones to contact for specific issues.

      2)”Does the Council have any standard liason mechanism with cyclists/cycling groups such as yourselves to discuss/refine existing and new proposals?” We used to have meetings (open to all) with cycling officers/liason every few months. They are always keen to talk, hear ideas and inform on what they are working on…but there seems to be a general lack of interest in the upper levels of ERC. Much head banging against the wall.
      I’d recomment following our Facebook group which gets updated more frequently (though not often enough). There is a gap for a wider group encompassing all the cycling groups/interested parties in East Ren.

      3)Local cycling maps – that sounds like a good idea. Any suggestions welcome! They can be recorded on phone apps for download.

  3. Alan Wishart 14/07/2020 - 5:48 pm Reply

    I cycle daily to and from work in Govan from Paisley road in Barrhead. I use the B711, Grahamston Road to connect to the Sustrans route 7 and 75 as do many people travelling on bikes into Glasgow. This road is a country Road linking Barrhead and Paisley and frequently cars are to close to cyclists when passing. There were were plans by Sustrans to create a separate cycle path on the redundant railway line adjacent to the B711 but were never progressed. Are there any plans to make this road safer for cyclists?
    Regards Alan

  4. Tom McKay 15/11/2020 - 9:01 pm Reply

    I am looking to encourage more secondary school pupils to cycle to school in East Renfrewshire. How can I find out about plans to make cycling around our local secondary schools. I understand that ERC successfully applied for £1.03 million from the Scottish Governments Safe Spaces fund.
    Where is this going to be spent and how can Iocal schools, or residents for that matter, become involved in the decision making process?

  5. J Armstrong 02/12/2020 - 4:53 pm Reply

    Scottish Water vehicles have been accessing their work site from the entrance road to the new nursery in Overlee Park and then driving parallel to the railway line to the Viaduct Road end of the field. This has created a flat road along the railway line.

    I would like know what the plan is for this new road once Scottish Water complete their work as it would be an ideal opportunity for East Renfrewshire Council to look at developing this road as a cycle route. This route would connect Stamperland to Sheddons area/Busby (via under the railway bridge then along Viaduct Road) taking pedestrian and cycle traffic away from the main road. This will be especially beneficial for safety of school pupils living in this area.

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