Consultation on possible funding for High Street

 

Stirling Council has launched a consultation about Dunblane's High Street under the Spaces for People Initiative

Based on an article on the DDT website

As part of the Spaces for People Initiative, Stirling Council is committed to protecting public health by ensuring there is space for people to physically distance in public places.

Physical distancing is key to limiting the spread of COVID-19 when travelling for essential journeys, taking exercise or visiting shops and businesses.

It is important that our town centre environment allows us to move safely when walking, cycling and wheeling (in a wheelchair or mobility scooter).

The £0.5m funding that the Council has secured from Sustrans can be used for:-

  • Selective road closures using planters or cones;
  • Re allocation of road space for seating;
  • Re allocating road space for wider footways;
  • Re allocating road space for cycle tracks;
  • Re allocating parking and loading;
  • Reduced speed limits and/or traffic calming measures;
  • Cycle parking;
  • Removal of barriers to open up constrained spaces and remove pinch points.

The Council's objective for Dunblane's High Street is to reduce traffic and calm the town centre traffic allowing us to create more space to support local businesses and provide safe space for people to pass either on foot or bike.

Residents and local businesses can now express their views on a number of potential projects across the Stirling area and suggest alternatives by visiting the Council's Spaces for People webpage

 

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