Residents, businesses and stakeholders in the Raploch area of Stirling are being asked for their views on an innovative street redesign project which would transform their community.

All are invited to take part in a design feedback session on Friday 15th March, where proposals to improve Raploch Road and the link to Forth Valley College along Drip Road will be presented.

The project is being delivered as part of the Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling programme of improving access and conditions for walking, cycling and wheelchair use in Stirling.

Run in partnership between Stirling Council and Sustrans Scotland, the Raploch Street Design Project is funded by the Scottish Government through Sustrans’ Street Design programme.

Since the project launched in September 2018, the team has received hundreds of comments and suggestions from residents, business owners, school pupils and community groups through events and activities held locally and online.

Using this feedback, the team have developed these ideas into designs, and are asking the public to continue to engage with and inform the plans.

The event is being held at Raploch Community Campus on Drip Road in Stirling on Friday 15th March 2019.

  • Drop-in anytime between 1-7pm to meet the team, view the designs and help us understand if they would work for the community.

Free refreshments will be provided throughout the session, as well as a finger buffet in the evening. There will also be fun activities for children.

The proposed designs will also continue to be exhibited and open for feedback at the Raploch Community Campus until the 5th of April, as well as on the project’s website, www.raploch.commonplace.is, where comments can be added from the 15th of March.

Councillor Jim Thomson, convenor of Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee said: “Sustrans have done an excellent job of engaging with the community to ensure their voice is heard throughout this process and this event is another opportunity to continue that conversation.

“The whole idea behind this project is to make it easier for people to have healthy transport options that not only change lives, but protect the environment.

“However, to bring about that change, it takes real effort, discussion and planning so it’s absolutely vital the public continue to inform the ongoing process.”

Mette Moeller, Sustrans Scotland Street Design Project Co-ordinator said: “After the successful launch of Raploch Street Design project in September 2018, Sustrans and the council have been collecting feedback from the community through a range of engagement activities and surveys. Using this feedback, we’ve turned their ideas into designs, and we’d encourage residents to get involved and let us know what they think.

“Comments have been wide-ranging and are fundamental in helping us to understand current barriers to walking, cycling, wheeling and socialising in the local area. We now want to develop solutions to these barriers and would encourage everyone to get involved at their local events.”

The Street Design programme 2019/2020 is accepting applications until 5pm on Friday 22nd March from local authorities, key agencies, statutory bodies and communities in partnership with their local authority.

For more information visit www.sustrans.org.uk/scotland/street-design

 

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