Renfrewshire Council

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Inchinnan cycling and walking route

Plans for a safe cycling and walking route along a section of Greenock Road, Inchinnan are being developed by Renfrewshire Council.

The route, between Inchinnan Drive and a new cycling and pedestrian bridge over the Black Cart river, will improve active travel options and enhance safety from Inchinnan Business Park to the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) at Abbotsinch Road, passing the Old Greenock Road entrance into Inchinnan.

As well as providing a safe connection between the two commercial sites, the route will join with other active travel routes at this area. From the Black Cart bridge, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to follow safe walking and cycling routes into Renfrew and Paisley being built through the Glasgow City Region City Deal Glasgow Airport Investment Area project.

It would also link into a new active travel route being developed between Renfrew and Paisley, while the Council is also scoping extension of the route from Inchinnan Business Park to the roundabout with Southbar and Barnsford Road and onto Erskine and Bishopton.

Infrastructure specialists Amey have developed initial designs on behalf of the Council and the project is supported by Sustrans Places for Everyone funding, a Transport Scotland programme being administered by Sustrans Scotland.

About the route

Starting on the north side of Greenock Road, at the roundabout with Inchinnan Drive and travelling east towards Renfrew and Paisley, the current footway on the north side would be adapted for shared use by pedestrians and cyclists.

See a map and photos of the

Crossing provision from Inchinnan Business Park to the upgraded provision will be assessed as part of the detailed design. The route continues along the north side, becoming a segregated footway and two-way cycleway. Parking and access would be maintained at the bus depot, post office and pub and enhanced crossing facilities would be introduced at the junction with Old Greenock Road.

See  section 1 of the proposed route on Greenock Road [2MB]

Continuing along the north side of Greenock Road on the segregated footway and two-way cycleway, the route would finish at the toucan crossing point connecting onto the new Black Cart pedestrian and cycle bridge. All cycling and walking infrastructure would be separated from the main carriageway through kerbing and road markings and be within the public road boundary, accommodated through alterations to the existing carriageway, footway, and verge.

See  section 2 of the proposed route on Greenock Road [1MB]

Speed limit

The proposed changes to the road layout and the new walking and cycling infrastructure being introduced through the Glasgow Airport Investment Area project, presents an opportunity for the Council to review if the current speed limit of 50mph on Greenock Road will still be appropriate.

These new proposals between the Black Cart bridge and Inchinnan Drive will result in a narrower road carriageway and combined with the widened footway and cycleway infrastructure will change the route characteristics and potentially influence driver behaviour. During the design development, the Council will be assessing these changes and if resulting traffic speeds reduce to support a lower speed limit on this section of road.

Have your say

Amey has been sharing the designs with the public and asking for feedback through an online survey. This survey has now closed - thank you to everyone who took the time to complete it.

The feedback is being included in a future report to the Council to consider the next steps and development of detailed designs.

There will be more opportunities to have your say as the project develops and you can keep in touch with the project team by email to

First published on Wednesday 24 February 2021, updated on 18 March 2021