Following earlier announcement of a new traffic and parking plan for Lenzie (see East Dunbarton Council micro website) the public consultation meeting in Lenzie Public Hall on 19th August was packed out. Every view from scepticism to qualified approval was expressed.
Only those views and comments that are made via the consultation response form will be considered by the Transportation Planning Team and the deadline for submission is Friday 17th September for the Station Parking Management scheme. All plans and information are on view in Lenzie Library.
Contrary to some reports, the plan does NOT incorporate speed bumps and there is no actual narrowing of the road.
A question was asked at the meeting – what traffic reduction on B757 would be expected when the Link Road is open? A traffic model produced by KI (before the present B757 plan was developed) suggested the following:
Hornshill M80 roundabout to Lenzie Station predicted 60-70% daily reduction
Lenzie Station to Whitegates predicted 52% daily reduction (48% am peak; 29% pm peak)
Whitegates to Donaldson St 39% daily reduction; (30% am peak; 16% pm peak).