Connecting Pollokshaws project

THE VISION

Connecting Pollokshaws is an exciting project which aims to create an attractive, sustainable, walking/cycling friendly neighbourhood in Pollokshaws which promotes health & wellbeing, provides socio-economic benefits, and recreates a sense of place and identity by capitalising on and promoting the rich heritage of our local area.

Objectives:

  • Improve pedestrian/cycle connectivity and accessibility between train station, community facilities, greenspaces and school.
  • Reduce car dominance, particularly along Shawbridge Street and introduce measures to increase road safety.
  • Design attractive paths and public realm spaces that encourage active travel, promote a sense of health and wellbeing and discourage anti-social behaviour.
  • Provide infrastructure & facilities that increase the active usage of paths and green spaces by the local residents, children and visitors to the area.
  • Improve traffic management around St Conval’s Primary School to make streets safer for all.
  • Design collaboratively with the residents, community & local stakeholders to create a sense of ownership and pride in the neighbourhood.

There are three different parts to the Connecting Pollokshaws project:

1. Creating active routes to/from school

  • Hands Up Survey (7th – 11th Sept 2020)
  • Big Street Survey
  • Creating a School Travel Plan

2. Using local parks/green spaces for active play/outdoor learning

  • Pitches/MUGA provision
  • Play facilities, seating at Shawhill Park
  • Skatepark? Adventure play?

3. Improving school playground areas

  • Surfacing, outdoor classroom/oratory, play equipment etc.

We’d love to hear from any parents and carers who would like to know more about the project or (even better!) would like to get involved. Please either email Mrs Ujwala Fernandes directly (Ujwala.Fernandes@atkinsglobal.com) or contact the school office and we’ll put you in touch with Miss MacLean who is the school’s Project Lead.

 

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