£19,500 for safer streets project in Kingussie

Members of the Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee have agreed a project which will make the area immediately outside Kingussie Primary School safer for pupils and which will help encourage walking and cycling to the school. 

The £19,500 project will be funded from the Cycling, Walking and Safer Streets (CWSS) Programme budget which is provided by the Scottish Government for 2016/17. The funding conditions mean that the money should be spent on cycling related projects. 

Highland Council Road Safety Unit works with schools to produce a School Travel Plan which focuses on the journey to and from school to develop safer routes to school and achieve a shift towards active travel. 

Area Chair of the Committee Cllr Bill Lobban said: “This project will make the area outside Kingussie Primary School much safer for both walking and cycling. Projects like these are really important in helping to encourage children and young people and indeed their parents to make healthier active travel choices and leave the car at home, thereby reducing carbon emissions.” 

Further information can be found at www.highland.gov.uk/srts

1 Jun 2016
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