New app makes walking and cycling Strathclyde Park easier

Published: Thursday 27 June 2019

Cllr Anderson leads cyclist using the new app.

A network of walking and cycling paths in and around Strathclyde Park has been launched this week.

The 13 routes that link to surrounding rail stations, bus stops, town centres and visitor attractions have their own distinctive way markers to help keep people on track and are supported by a purpose built app for IOS and Android.

Information boards have also been set up at key locations along the way with a map showing all 13 routes, details on distance and difficulty, and interesting facts about points of interest along the way.

The new route network is the result of a joint project by North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council with funding support from the Scottish Government.

South Lanarkshire's Chair of Community and Enterprise Resources, Councillor John Anderson said: “These 13 new routes show just how easy it is to get out in the fresh air and enjoy Strathclyde Country Park without taking the car.

“All the information on the free route map, on the app, and on the information boards along the way, also make it a fantastic way to explore the communities surrounding the park.”

Head of Fleet and Environment Services, Shirley Clelland, said: “I’m delighted we have been able to launch the route network in time for the summer making it easier than ever for people to get out and about and make the most of the fantastic facilities in Strathclyde Park.

“The routes have been carefully selected to bring the park closer to local communities, as well as to people living further afield across Lanarkshire and beyond, with special attention given to the best links with local rail and bus networks.”

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