ENVIRONMENT: Cycle route improvements between Dalreoch and Balloch

By Lauren Crooks

Improvements to a six-mile cycle route between Dalreoch and Balloch have been completed.

The Council’s Greenspace team worked in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Environment Trust to deliver the project, which was supported by the Sustrans Scottish Greenways Programme and Transport Scotland.

Improvements include the addition of benches, picnic benches, cycle stands and litter bins along the route, as well as a major upgrade to improve access at the A82 underpass.

The latest improvements follow a recent art project under the A82 Bypass and the addition of bike maintenance station at Bonhill Bridge which provides a marker point on the NCN7.

Councillor David McBride, Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development said: “These improvements are a great example of successful community engagement and strong partnership between multiple agencies to improve facilities throughout West Dunbartonshire. The improvements will benefit both local users and visitors to the area, and I’m pleased that the route is now much more accessible for those using trailers or adapted bikes.”

Councillor Lawrence O’Neill, Vice Convener of Infrastructure, Regeneration and Economic Development, added: “It is great to see the upgrades to this stretch of the route just in time for the nicer weather coming in. The addition of picnic benches mean West Dunbartonshire is a great place to have a pit stop, and the extra bins mean cycle path users can dispose of their litter easily.”

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