TGP was commissioned by Central Scotland Green Network Trust to produce landscape design proposals for two active travel/ footpath improvement projects. The first links the River Clyde to John Muir Way and the second is a new Active Travel Link at Wishawhill Wood in Craigneuk, contributing to the delivery of the Central Scotland Green Network, one of 14 national developments in the Scottish government’s National Planning Framework. The design objectives underpinning both projects was the enhancement and expansion of existing path networks to increase usage and activity levels within the local community, whilst making the routes more attractive to tourists and visitors.
The River Clyde to John Muir Way is routed through Dalmuir and Faifley (West Dunbartonshire) within urban parks, residential and urban fringe areas, before entering the open countryside of the Kilpatrick Hills and forestry towards the John Muir Way.
Both projects had a number of similarities requiring analysis, node design, creation of effective connection points, road junctions, bridges and underpasses. TGP developed unique spaces, improved the legibility of nodes and intersections through bespoke way marking, paving design, in addition to the introduction of distinct signature planting treatments.