Pollok Park joins ‘Green Network’

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Plans for a ‘Green Network’ with 500 miles of walking and cycling routes, connecting the city centre to parks and nature areas, will be launched in May.

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley Green Network has prepared a blueprint, on behalf of the eight local authorities in the Glasgow City Region, which aims to make outdoor areas easily accessible for everyone in the region.

Areas shown on the network include Pollok Country Park, Cuningar Woodland Park, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Kelvingrove Park and Castle Semple Country Park.

Proposals show an access network, providing off-road green routes for walking and cycling, which would connect where people live to their workplaces and the region’s “green assets”.

It also outlines a habitat network, which developers hope would help secure ecosystems that benefit the region’s economy.

A report to the City Region Cabinet states: “The blueprint will contribute to delivering sustainable inclusive economic growth and increasing wellbeing by contributing to making the Glasgow City Region a successful, sustainable place where people want to work and where they live healthy lives.”