In shock news to Shopkeepers in Causeyside Street at a meeting tonight is was stated by Gerard Hannah Infrastructure transportation and change manager that Renfrewshire Council is going ahead with plans with the changes to the Causeyside Street in reducing road width, cycle lanes and bus stops although final plans have yet to be done.
Despite shop owners being given only a few weeks for consultation during December to January the concerns are not being listened to claimed owners tonight and it will lead to Causeyside Street going the same way Paisley High Street has suffered.
In another announcement it was revealed that Sustrans have not even been consulted in the process, Sustrans is a United Kingdom-based walking, wheeling and cycling charity, and the custodian of the National Cycle Network. Its flagship project is the National Cycle Network, which has created 12,763 miles of signed cycle routes throughout the United Kingdom including 5,273 miles of traffic-free paths.
Canal Street an Causeyside Street Junctions
There will be no right turn from Canal Street to Causeyside. Traffic in Canal Street wishing to access Causeyside (south) will have two options (1) turn into Stow Brae and exit across the cycle lane on Causeyside being careful of Cyclists and traffic on a uncontrolled junction (2) cross Causeyside and turn right at St Matthews Church onto Gordon Street before turning left at Causeyside. The re-routing of vehicles via Stow Street increases the distance that vehicles will travel and in turn will increase environmental pollution.
Traffic using George StreetWardrop Street Canal Street/ Causeyside Street (South)
could progress to the end of George Street and cross the cycle route at an uncontrolled junction
turning right across two-way traffic onto Causeyside before progressing across the Canal
Street/ Gordon Street junction. Traffic using Wardrop Street would have to turn right at the junction with Canal Street, across the traffic flow, and mindful of vehicles turning right into Wardrop Street from Canal Street, and then proceed to Causeyside Street via Stow Brae
Causeyside St Access North & South
The right turn from Gordon Street into Causeyside is removed in the proposal. Traffic in Gordon Street wishing to access New Street and St Miren Street would be re-routed via Stow Brae and Canal Street then onto Causeyside Street north and through the Gordon Street junction they have just traversed
There are 3 designated bus stops northbound on the Canal St and Causeyside Junctions.. There will be no right turn from Canal Street into Causeyside. Traffic in Canal Street wishing to access Causeyside (South) will have two alternatives: (a) turn into Stow Brae and exit across the cycle lane on Causeyside mindful of cyclists and two-way traffic on uncontrolled junction; (b) cross Causeyside and turn right at St Matthew’s church onto Gordon Street before turning left at Causeyside. The re-routing of vehicles via Stow Brae increases the distance that vehicles will travel and in turn, increases environmental pollution Renfrewshire Council will now go into the process of tendering the contract and appointing a contractor.
Paisley Photographs Verdict
Appears we are about to witness the destruction and death of Causeyside street next in Paisley
Well done councillors you have done it again. For a few people who cycle you have alienated thousands. Do you not listen to the people who put you in your position.