Cyclists

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. It is designed to improve our public spaces, such as town centres, through the delivery of temporary and semi-permanent infrastructure and speed reductions to support safe active travel and assist in the recovery of our places.  

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.

In October 2020, Stirling Council ran a three-week consultation with the community to direct how and where the Spaces for People funding should be spent to support the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Proposals were then developed, which were presented to the Council's Environment and Housing Committee on 20th of January 2021, comments regarding the subsequent draft detailed designs were invited from the community for a period of seven days.

The designs were revised and finalised and then installed, initially on a temporary basis, with monitoring being undertaken to ensure they are working as intended.

Area

Measures

Upper Craigs

  • Installation of advisory pedestrian signage
  • Installation of cycle parking

Top of the Town

  • Installation of cycle parking

Murray Place

 

 

  • Installation of cycle parking
  • Please note that the installation of some of this cycle parking has been delayed due to supply issues.

Riverside

  • Introduction of 20mph speed limit on residential roads

Bannockburn

  • Introduction of 40mph speed limit from Pirnhall Roundabout to Milton Roundabout
  • Introduction of 40mph speed limit along Pirnhall Road from New Line Road to junction with A872
  • Introduction of 40mph speed limit along Pirnhall Road from junction with A872 to junction with A91

Kings Park

  • Introduction of 20mph speed limit on some residential streets
  • Installation of cycle parking in Kings Park.
  • Reduction of pedestrian crossing distances at Laurelhill roundabout and additional protection given via segregation units

Millennium Way

  • Bidirectional cycleway installed from Castleview Roundabout to A84/Raploch Road Roundabout

Raploch

  • Introduction of 20mph speed limit on residential roads.
  • Installation of road narrowing points on Woodside Road.

Causewayhead

 

  • Introduction of 20mph speed limit on various roads.

Cambuskenneth

  • Introduction of 30mph speed limit on Ladysneuk Road.

Bridge of Allan

 

  • Installation of cycle parking on Henderson Street.
  • Introduction of 50mph along A9 from Keir Roundabout to speed limit change point
  • Introduction of 30mph along A9 from speed limit change point to Henderson Street.
  • Installation of cycle lane defender units along existing mandatory cycle lane on A9, plus removal of right-hand turn filter lane.

Dunblane

 

  • Installation of cycle parking near rail station / near newsagent / near golden postbox).
  • Introduction of 20mph speed limits on various streets: Old Doune Road, Springfield Terrace, Claredon Place, Perth Road, Station Road, Beech Road and High Street.
  • Installation of bollards on existing build outs on Old Doune Road.
  • Change of existing layout on Perth Road to include advisory cycle lanes both Northbound and Southbound.

Fallin

  • Introduction of 20pmh speed limit on main street and some residential streets.

Killearn

  • Installation of cycle parking on Main Street.
  • Introduction of 20mph speed limit on various streets throughout village.

Plean

  • Introduction of 20pmh speed limit on village centre section and some residential streets.
  • Installation of cycle parking in Plean Country Park

Gargunnock

  • Addition of 20mph markings on road at existing 20mph gateways.
  • Installation of pedestrian warning markings on bends in Station Road.

 

Aberfoyle

  • Installation of cycle parking on Main Street.
  • Introduction of 20mph speed limit on various streets throughout village.

Callander

  • Installation of cycle parking at various locations.
  • Introduction of 20mph on some residential streets and along a section of Main Street.
  • Removal of specific barriers and installation of shared use signs and bollards along old railway line.

 

If it is shown that the project has longer-term benefits outwith assisting in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and prior to the project being made permanent, there will be a statutory three-week consultation period as part of the Traffic Regulation Order process.

 

Last updated: Monday, December 6, 2021 2:00 PM