Cy­cle work given a mixed re­sponse

Lane plans con­tinue to split opin­ion

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

Work to ex­pand the cy­cle lanes on Cam­bus­lang Main Street has pro­voked an an­gry re­sponse from some lo­cals.

Last week we told how sev­eral res­i­dents have been ex­press­ing their out­rage over the on­go­ing work.

We went down to the Main Street to find out what peo­ple thought.

Chris Mackie said: “The road is backed up at the best of times – when the cy­cle lane gets ex­panded it’ll be like that all the time.

“It’s a to­tal waste of money. There’s other things on the road they could be do­ing. The cy­clists use the pave­ment more than they use the lanes.

Ed­die Con­nor said: “I think it’s a good idea, it’ll keep the bikes away from the cars. As a cy­clist it’s a good thing it’s not a very good bit of road up there, so hope­fully they’ll join up the cy­cle routes too at some point.

Gre­gor Mil­li­gan said: “I think giv­ing cy­clists more space on the road is a bril­liant thing. It’s help­ful for their health and it’s worth­while do­ing I know it’s a bit of dis­rup­tion just now but in the long term it’ll be worth it for both Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang. It’s still dan­ger­ous to cy­cle on the roads and there’s no harm in giv­ing them an eas­ier way about.

Gerry Ste­wart said: “They should be im­prov­ing the whole road. If you look at the cen­tral reser­va­tion on the road it’s mur­der to get across. If a bus comes along you can’t move – they should be spend­ing the money on mak­ing

I know it’s a bit of dis­rup­tion just now but it’ll be worth it in the long run! Gre­gor Mil­li­gan

Waste Chris Mackie

Bril­liant Gre­gor Mil­li­gan

Im­prove Gerry Ste­wart

Help­ful Ed­die Con­nor

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