Public invited to drop-in meeting on Riverside Way active travel route
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Members of the public are being invited to a drop-in event to learn more on ongoing works for a new active travel route in Inverness.
A drop-in consultation set to take place at The Bught Stop on Tuesday, November 7 between 7pm and 9pm will focus on works along Ness Walk and Bught Road to improve the Riverside Way route.
Concerns were raised over the development by Inverness Angling Club over uncertainty of land ownership of the car park which will be impacted by the works.
Works for the development – which aims to make the route more appealing and safer for cyclists, pedestrians and anyone pushing wheelchairs or buggies – have started this week.
Design work for the project has been funded by the “Places for Everyone” initiative, which is administered by Sustrans.
City leader, councillor Ian Brown toured the site ahead of work starting with representatives from Sustrans. He said he hopes people take up this opportunity to find out more about the improvement works.
He added: “The team will be at The Bught Stop from 7pm onwards next Tuesday and are looking forward to showing how the works are going to improve the route so it can safely be enjoyed by more locals and visitors to the city.”
Anyone taking part will be able to see drawings detailing the works underway, with representatives from the council’s project team and the contractor Wills Bros will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
According to the council, works along Ness Walk and Bught Road will include improvement and widening of pavements, a safe walkway at Fisherman’s Car Park with a new formal parking layout at this site and along Bught Road.
There will also be a segregated contraflow cycle lane on this section and a redesign of the junction between Ness Walk and Ballifeary Lane.
In addition, there will be a new layout to the car park at the Highland Skate Park Association with formal spaces outlined and a widening of the pavement to access the site.
There will also be widening of the riverside path from the General’s Well to the Highland Archive Centre for shared use of walkers, wheelers, and cyclists. Street lighting throughout the project extents and some of the surrounding area will also be upgraded as part of this development.