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Public invited to discussion on public transport plans for after coronavirus lockdown


By Louise Glen

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How will public transport work in the Highlands once coronavirus lockdown measures are eased?
How will public transport work in the Highlands once coronavirus lockdown measures are eased?

Concerns over lockdown being lifted while people still have fears about using public transport are to be discussed this week.

Councillor Ron MacWilliam, chairman of the Inverness Community Planning Partnership transport group, wants the public to take part in discussions at an online meeting on Friday at 10am.

Cllr Macwilliam said: “People have extreme concerns about issues like virus transmission on public transport, and if we are to consider coming out of lockdown any time soon these issues will need to be examined.

"Workers will need to know how they are expected to get about when they are asked to go back to work.

Councillor Ron MacWilliam.
Councillor Ron MacWilliam.

"The green transport revolution we were talking about just a few weeks ago is now more urgently required as a result of Covid–19.

“Transport will be key to getting the Highland economy moving again when the time is right.

I want all partners involved in providing cycling and walking infrastructure to ramp up existing plans and to help come up with new ideas. That’s why it’s so vital that the public are involved in these discussions.

“That’s why it’s so vital that the public are involved in these discussions.”

Anyone wishing to take part should email ron.macwilliam.cllr@highland.gov.uk ahead of the meeting.

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