A £170,000 project to improve the cycling and walking network in Braehead and Broomridge is underway.
Cllr Jim Thomson outside Stirling Council HQ at Old Viewforth

Stirling Council successfully secured funding from the Scottish Government, through Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links programme to fund the initiative which will see paths widened, the construction of new crossing facilities and dropped kerbs.

New signage will also be installed to make the route into the city centre clearer for cyclists and pedestrians.

The works are expected to last seven weeks, having started on February 25.

The project forms part of Stirling Council’s Active Travel Action Plan (ATAP), which supports the delivery of the Local Transport Strategy (LTS) by encouraging and enabling more trips to be made by walking, cycling and public transport.

"Affordable, healthy and environmentally friendly"

Convener of the Environment and Housing Committee, Cllr Jim Thomson said: “I am pleased to see this project up and running which will deliver high-quality networks for cyclists and pedestrians in the local area and enhance neighbourhoods.

“These improvements have been developed in consultation with communities and will make a huge difference to how people travel across the city as we look to achieve a sustainable and active Stirling.

“The wide benefits of cycling and walking are well documented, and this initiative in Braehead and Broomridge will provide a range of active travel options for people which are affordable, healthy and environmentally friendly.”

Sustrans Scotland's Community Links programme provides funding for the creation of infrastructure that makes it easier for people to walk, cycle and wheel for everyday journeys.

Community Links Manager for Sustrans Scotland, Dave Keane said: “These improvements will make it easier for people to walk, cycle or wheel to and from Braehead and Broomridge, giving people more options for reaching workplaces, businesses and education. We are very pleased to have been able to work with Stirling Council to deliver real improvements for the area."

Notes: Stirling's Local Transport Strategy (LTS) was published in 2017 and sets out how the Council will help people and goods move around Stirling safely over the next 10 years, taking into account what might be needed in the decade after that, up to 2037

Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. They connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. For more info visit sustrans.org.uk 

Community Links is funded by Scottish Government and delivered by Sustrans Scotland in partnership with local authorities, statutory bodies and educational institutions for the creation of walking and cycling infrastructure for everyday journeys.

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