We are Transport Planning and Engineering (TP&E), the social enterprise sustainable transportation consultancy and we are actively working in co-ordination with Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.
Dumfries and Galloway Council have asked us to run a Community Active Travel Street Audit in Dumfries as part of the Paths for All Smarter Choices, Smarter Places initiative.
- The Council want to help local people to walk and cycle more when travelling in the town centre and connecting with existing active travel routes.
- They would like your help to identify the physical barriers to active travel, and also suggest ways to encourage more people to walk and cycle.
- The aim is to find and prioritise projects that could remove the barriers to active travel.
Would you like to walk or cycle in Dumfries more than you do now? Do you have a child in a pushchair, find walking difficult or use a wheelchair to get around? Would you like to help make the streets of Dumfries more pedestrian and cycle friendly?
We will be holding a Street Audit on Wednesday 5 December, meeting at the Stove at 10.30 am. The Street Audit will focus on the route down the High Street to the river and along to Dock Park. We are also interested in the route from St Michael’s Bridge along St Michael’s Road to the schools and hospital. You can see this in the map below.
Would you like to join us in the Street Audit? We will walk the routes which will give you the opportunity to share your views on the pavements, streets and crossings and what improvements could be made to remove barriers to getting around the area on foot and by bike. The audit will take about 2 hours of your time.
You know your local area. You know the barriers and will have ideas about what could improve it to encourage more people to walk and cycle. We need your ideas!
If you would like to help please let us know by emailing email@example.com or calling 0141 229 5448. If you can think of anyone else who might like to be involved, please pass on the details or ask them how we can get in touch and let us know.
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