Help shape East Renfrewshire's active travel link

We are asking residents for their views on plans to improve the active travel infrastructure and wider public spaces on the southern section of the A77 Ayr Road in Newton Mearns.

Ayr Road consultation phase 1

Published: 22 October 2021

It is planned that the project would be split into two phases, with construction expected to commence in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

The first phase aims to improve the continuity of the existing shared-use path provision between North Hillhead Road and the M77 overbridge. This phase will be fully funded by a grant from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).

Ayr Road consultation phase 2
Phase two would deliver high-quality segregated walking and cycling infrastructure and public spaces between the M77 overbridge and the Malletsheugh roundabout, which is close to Mearns Primary School. Delivery of this phase would be subject to successful future funding applications.

With temporary segregated cycle lanes in place on much of Ayr Road as part of the Sustrans and Transport Scotland Spaces for People programme, proposals for this new project will help continue to improve access, for people walking, cycling and wheeling, and the overall quality of facilities. 

Residents and the wider local community should submit feedback through the dedicated consultation webpage (opens new window) .

Feedback can be submitted until Friday 24 December 2021.

Councillor Betty Cunningham, Convener for Environment, said: 'This public consultation is a great opportunity for local residents to have their say on the Council's plans to further transform Ayr Road for active travel, so I'd encourage as many people as possible to take the time to submit their views.

'The Council aims to provide infrastructure that is safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. These plans for Ayr Road would enable more people to walk, run, cycle, and wheel, by using wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and other mobility aids, for transport and recreation. Encouraging people to make more active travel choices helps to make the road safer for everyone, whilst continuing to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.'

Any enquiries regarding the scheme should be emailed to

Opportunities to introduce attractive new landscaping and green infrastructure along the route is also being explored.

Last modified on 25 October 2021