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The shared use footpath on the side of the road narrows at bus stops (the very place bus users quite naturally congregate!) making social distancing of pedestrians and cyclist impossible even if just passing, let alone if people waiting for a bus. And pre/post-Covid was /is a colision risk area and dirupts/slows the journeys of walkers, bus users of cyclists. The alternative Kelvin path is similarly not realistic for social distancing and in winter is unsafe as dark and isolated. Combined these factor forces cyclists onto the 50mph dual carriageway and strengthens the case for redesign of this significant length for accomodation of active travel in both East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow City Council areas. (On a personal note the sad cliche is that me a regular cyclist male will risk the 50mph road, but my more occasional cyclist wife never would in its current form). Between Canniesburn Toll and Marhyill station at least there is clearly enough room for wide footpaths, segreagated cycleways each on the correct side of the road and still a bus lane and a normal lane. Remove the unnecessarily high 40 & 50mph limits and replace them with 30mph and no central reservations. For drivers this should be an experience of driving in a city, not a bizaare short fast dual carriageway.

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