COUNCIL chiefs have been accused of not giving Renfrewshire residents enough time to have their say on plans to install temporary cycle routes.

The local authority is set to introduce lanes for cyclists on nine main commuter routes as part of efforts to help people physically distance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Proposed routes include Beith Road, heading out of Howwood; Kilbarchan Road, in Johnstone; Main Road, in Elderslie; Inchinnan Road, in Renfrew; Greenock Road, in Inchinnan; and a link between Paisley and Renfrew.

A consultation was launched on July 20 and ran until Sunday but some councillors have said this was not enough time for residents to give feedback.

Councillor Kenny MacLaren, who represents Paisley Northwest, said: “A week is not a lot of time for people to see the proposals or to get their objections in.”

However, a council spokesman said: “It’s important we put measures in place quickly and safely but we also want to ensure all interested residents are able to have their say.

“We will take all comments into consideration.”

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