Transforming Alexandria

Main Street

Wider and better pavements, easier to cross the road, stopping illegal parking, better lighting, canopy repairs, more greenery, seating and car park signage and links. These are the ideas proposed along Main Street between the Smollett Fountain and the CE Centre.

The aim is to make Main Street more attractive for people to spend time in, supporting businesses and community life.

There will be more consultation as detailed proposals are worked up.

Main Street: Part 1

Use the arrows to compare the before / after images of the Main Street in Alexandria.

Main Street: Proposed changes to Alexandria Town Centre Main Street: Proposed changes to Alexandria Town Centre
More details to the proposed changed on Main Street

Main Street: Part 2

Use the arrows to compare the before / after images of the Main Street in Alexandria.

Main Street: Proposed changes to Alexandria Town Centre Main Street: Proposed changes to Alexandria Town Centre
More details to the proposed changed on Main Street

More details about Main Street: Part 3

Use the arrows to compare the before / after images of the Main Street in Alexandria.

More details to the proposed changed on Main Street More details to the proposed changed on Main Street
More details to the proposed changed on Main Street

Consultation comments

As well as scoring each project for its importance, people were given the opportunity to provide other comments to help take each project forward. Below is the summary of the main points for Main Street project:

  • Mixed views for and against.

  • Concerns that narrowing Main Street will result in traffic blockages from illegal parking, deliveries and buses, and cause increased traffic on Middleton Street.

  • Concern expressed about creating another situation like the centre of Balloch.

  • Parking enforcement will be essential to avoid the road being blocked.

  • The road needs to be wide enough for buses to pass.

  • Maintenance will be important.

  • Pedestrian crossings and disabled access essential.

  • More greenery and the better pavements are not enough on their own - need to attract wider range of businesses in order to attract more people.

Please refer to Consultation Report to read individual comments in full.


Lomond Fishmongers
Hays Travel
Gray Opticians
Wilkie & Rider
W & J Sloans
The Balloon Bar Loch Lomond