Have your say on cycling and walking improvements in Angus
What would help or encourage you to walk or cycle more? Angus Council is looking for your suggestions and ideas on what could be done to make Angus a cycle and walking friendly area.
Angus Council have been granted £512,000 by Transport Scotland from their Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes programme to support local projects and they want to hear where the people of Angus think that money should be spent on so they can develop plans to complete these projects over the coming year.
The coronavirus lockdown has prompted a big increase in people being more active – have you spotted an area where the council could make changes and improvements to help you feel more confident to make walking and cycling a part of your everyday life?
Transport Scotland’s long-term vision for active travel in Scotland 2030 is to make walking or cycling the most popular choice for shorter everyday journeys – by making it safer, easier and available to everyone. Helping to achieve many outcomes, including better health, having attractive, safe communities and increased economic activity. The grant can only be used to undertake a programme of works for local cycling, walking and safer routes projects as set out in Transport Scotland’s Active Travel Framework and can’t be used for general roads maintenance or repairs to street lighting or pedestrian crossings etc.
Projects that benefited from Cycling Walking and Safer Streets (CWSS) funding last year included:
· West Links, Arbroath – NCR1 (National Cycle Route 1) path upgrade
· Carnoustie to Easthaven – cycle path barrier upgrade
· Checkiefield – footpath upgrades
· Ashludie Park, Monifieth – footpath upgrades
· Craig o’Loch Road, Forfar – dropped kerbs
If you or your community group or organisation have any ideas, suggestions or plans, please send them to ROADS@angus.gov.uk by Friday 22 May 2020. This will allow the council to consider potential projects and plan for implementation in due course. All proposals will be reviewed and assessed, with the best and most viable options scheduled to go before Committee for consideration. Angus Council would carry out any work agreed.