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Motherwell town centre and rail station

Motherwell Station Active Travel links

Improving routes for pedestrians and cyclists in Motherwell.

We are working on improving walking, wheeling and cycling routes between:

  • Motherwell rail station
  • Motherwell town centre
  • Strathclyde Country Park
  • Ravenscraig

We have funding from SPT and the Scottish Government Place Based Investment Programme and Transport Scotland to carry out design work and deliver the first phase of the project.

What will the project provide?

  • new and improved shared paths for walking, wheeling and cycling
  • improved pedestrian and cyclist road crossings

The project

Map showing what the Motherwell Station Active Travel links project will do.

Active Travel routes to be created

See the routes we are looking to deliver as part of the project

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What’s happening now?

We have appointed a company to carry out design work for the first phase of walking, wheeling and cycling route improvements.

Design work is being done for shared-use paths, improvements to pedestrian and cyclist crossings and changes to junctions on:

  • West Hamilton Street, Oakfield Drive, Cairns Street, Parkhead Street, Camp Street and Windmillhill Street at Motherwell Civic Centre.

We plan to start work on the West Hamilton Street to Motherwell Civic Centre route soon. This route will link to planned new shared-use paths into Ravenscraig from Windmillhill Street and Airbles Road as part of the Motherwell to Ravenscraig City Deal project.

Phase 1c: West Hamilton Street to Civic Centre

Plan showing West Hamilton Street to Civic Centre area

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What’s happening next?

We plan to do more design work for active travel route on Bellshill Road and Merry Street.

Depending on funding, we hope to start work on the Hope Street, Muir Street and Pollock Street route in 2024 and do more design work for an active travel route on Hamilton Road.

We will also bid for more funding to construct these routes.

Phase 1b: Muir Street to Merry Street

Plan showing of Muir Street to Merry Street area

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What we have already done

At the start of 2023, we completed work on the first phase of the wider Motherwell Station active travel project.

This resulted in us constructing a shared-use walking, cycling and wheeling path from Motherwell Rail Station to Braidhurst Industrial Estate.

Phase 1a: Milton Street to Newhut Road

Plan showing Milton Street to Newhut Road area

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Find out more

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Other work we have done

In November 2021 we did work to widen the path from Merry Street at the Woodcutter pub, past the Aquatec Centre to the pedestrian crossing on Hope Street.

In 2020 we completed walking and cycling route improvements in Strathclyde Park and put up new signs between Strathclyde Park and Motherwell Rail Station.

What else are we doing in the area?

We’re working in partnership with Ravenscraig Limited to create new routes for cycling, walking and wheeling into and through Ravenscraig. The new routes will make it easier to get to neighbouring communities and improve links to facilities in Ravenscraig.

Page last updated:
06 Dec 2023

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