We're Making Spaces for People!

 29 July 2020  |  


Temporary street changes - have your say!

Temporary street changes - have your say!

At South Ayrshire Council we're working with Sustrans Scotland to make temporary changes to our streets, which will make it safer for you to walk and cycle.

The temporary measures will help to protect public health, and support physical distancing as we transition out of lockdown.

It will also make it easier and safer for people to get around for essential journeys and exercise.

Temporary changes could include removing parking to create extra footway space; pavement widening; and larger waiting areas outside pharmacies, health centres, schools or shops.

Councillor Ian Cochrane, Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "With more of us walking and cycling as a result of the pandemic, now is the ideal time to make our streets even more suitable for active travel.

"These are temporary measures, but they could make a big difference, as we look to keep people safe and encourage exercise at the same time.

"Some of the measures could be in place for up to 18 months, so it's important that residents have their say on the proposals and make their own suggestions.

"Thanks to Scottish Government, we have £510,000 to spend on temporary infrastructure, and I am hopeful the funding will stretch across multiple projects."

We're looking for your feedback to identify places in your neighbourhood that could be improved, and suggestions on what else we can do to help you.

To learn more and have your say go to www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/consultations

The consultation is now open and will close on Friday 30 October 2020.

If you would like support to add your comments, please contact Ayrshire Roads Alliance on 01563 503160.

The Spaces for People programme is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Sustrans Scotland.