What would help or encourage you to walk or cycle more to work, school or during your leisure time? 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 is anticipating grant funding from Transport Scotland from their Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes (CWSR) programme to support local projects and they want to hear where the people of Angus think that money should be spent so they can develop plans to complete these projects over the coming years.
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 outcomes, including better health, having attractive, safe communities and increased economic activity. The grant can only be used to fund a programme of works that contribute to objectives set out in Transport Scotland’s Active Travel Framework and can’t be used for general roads maintenance or repairs.
Projects that benefited from CWSR funding last year included:
Forfar Loch southern path upgrade
Leysmill footway construction
Kellas to Murroes Primary School footway construction
Kirremuir to Forfar Active Travel Link Feasibility Study
Brechin to Montrose Active Travel Link Feasibility Study
Angus Disused Railway Lines Active Travel Links Feasibility Study,
If you or your community group or organisation have any ideas, suggestions or plans, please email Angus Council at ROADS@angus.gov.uk by Sunday 9 April 2023. This will allow the council to consider potential projects and plan for implementation.
All proposals will be reviewed and assessed, with those considered to be the most viable and those that present the best value being scheduled to go before Angus Council’s Communities Committee for consideration.