Stirling Council is seeking your views on where temporary infrastructure to support walking, cycling and wheeling is needed during the pandemic.

In May 2020 in partnership with the Scottish Government, Sustrans announced a £30million fund ‘Spaces for People' to aid the Local Government response to the current public health emergency. The fund is aimed at making journeys safer for cycling, walking and wheeling during and in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in our public spaces such as town centres through the delivery of temporary infrastructure improvements to support active travel. 

Many thanks for taking part in this consultation, which is now closed. The results are currently being analysed and will be shared with you as soon as possible.

Stirling Council has successfully received £513,000 from the Sustrans Spaces for People fund. This fund should be used to protect public health in areas where footfall is particularly high, such as core retail areas. This can aid Stirling’s economic recovery in the retail and tourism sectors whilst helping minimise the risk for community transmission.

For clarity, the funding can only be spent on the following measures:

  • Selective road closures using planters or cones
  • Reallocating road space for parklets and addition seating to aid economic recovery
  • Reallocating road space for wider footways
  • Reallocating road space for cycle tracks
  • Reallocating 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.

We have developed an online consultation platform which will enable our communities to shape how these projects are taken forward. Sustrans have provided guidance and best practice examples of how the Spaces for People fund can be used. Further information regarding this can be found here:

To learn more information about the fund, initial proposed projects and how you can influence proposals click here.

This consultation will begin on the 5th of October and run for 3 weeks.

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Last updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:26 PM