Published: 06 September
You're invited to give your views on the planned routes, which will provide links into the key business areas of Eurocentral, Biocity, Newhouse Industrial Estate and Strathclyde Business Park. Cycle and walking links are also proposed from the rail stations in Airdrie, Holytown and Bellshill.
Staff from the council and from Dutch firm Royal HaskoningDHV Consultancy, which carried out a study into the routes for the council, will be on hand in Airdrie Library on 12 September from 12.30pm to 6.30pm to explain the proposals and listen to comments from residents. The display will remain in the library until 17 September with feedback forms available.
Staff and employers at Strathclyde Business Park and the Maxim Office Park/Eurocentral will also have an opportunity to see and comment on the proposals between 11.00am and 6.30pm on 18 and 19 September respectively.
"We have already carried out an initial consultation on the plans for a cycle route which indicated considerable interest in the idea and, as a result, we have extended the study area to take in Holytown, Mossend and Bellshill," says Councillor James Coyle, Convener of the Planning and Transportation Committee.
"Now we're moving forward with more detailed plans and are keen to hear from local people who would be interested in cycling to and from work if the facilities were there."
We are using Royal HaskoningDHV Consultancy to help create plans for the cycle route, drawing on their experience in the Netherlands where cycling is very popular.
Councillor David Fagan, Convener of the Regeneration and Infrastructure Committee and Chair of a working group which is considering how to improve transport links to these business areas, added: "By linking key business areas with residential areas and town centres, these cycle route could create an ideal way to commute to work, which is healthy and environmentally friendly.
"With support from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, this project will help improve employment opportunities for local people and boost the regeneration of North Lanarkshire."
Airdrie | Thursday 12th September 2013 | 12.30pm - 6.30pm
Airdrie Public Library, Wellwynd, Airdrie, ML6 0AG
N.B. The display will remain in the library until 17th September, with feedback forms available.
Strathclyde Business Park | Wednesday 18th September 2013 | 11.00am - 6.30pm
Avondale Grill and Coffee Shop, Avondale House, Phoenix Crescent, ML4 3NJ
Maxim Office Park / Eurocentral | Thursday 19th September 2013 | 11.00am - 6.30pm
Fountain Amenity Space, Maxim Office Park, Eurocentral