Wednesday, February 03, 2016

A96 dual carriageway and Nairn bypass going to be good for cyclists and walkers? Drop-in sessions Thurs 4th and Friday 5th February in Nairn.

Regular readers will recall speculation on the Gurn about how cyclists might benefit from the construction of a bypass. Tomorrow there is an opportunity to pop over to the Community Centre to see the latest bypass tweaks from Transport Scotland. Their press release states:

"Proposed Changes to A96 Dualling Scheme On Display- Improved route for cyclists and walkers"
and "In addition, they will be able to see developing proposals for non-motorised users which includes over 18 miles off—carriageway shared-use facilities which will improve safety for cyclists, equestrians and walkers while also helping connect local communities along the route." Full article here.

You can pop over and see the latest details on the bypass tomorrow and on Friday  in the Community and Arts Centre:

"Thursday 4 and Friday 5 February 2016 – 12 noon – 7 pm – Nairn Community and Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn IV12 4BQ‬ "
And it looks like there is a level of cyclist satisfaction emerging with the proposals in Inverness today already.


Anonymous said...

Pesky government!
Doing what people want!
And doing it deliberately!
It's just not fair!

Anonymous said...

I intend to go along tonight and have a look,

I think its fair to say that concerned cyclists (and other non motorised users) who stepped up to the plate and made their views heard certainly had an impact on the A96 dualling and their plans (considering the previous email responses and verbal responses i had from the "planners").... bravo to them and bravo to gurnnurn for also highlighting the issues.

Lets hope that when it finally gets started and underway a sudden "budget constraints" excuse is not used to scale back these newer plans for this improvement.