HITRANS Active Travel consultation - closes 12 July

HITRANS is running a consultation on active travel in the Inner Moray Firth area – right round the firth from Tain to Nairn and including Muir of Ord, Beauly, Cannich, Drumnadrochit and Dores.


Vikki Trelfer, Active Travel Officer for HITRANS, writes


The Highland Council is seeking people’s view on how easy they think it is to walk, wheel and cycle in their area.  The Council is working to deliver a low carbon transport network to tackle the Climate and Ecological Emergency.  For the more populated parts of the Inner Moray Firth area this means making it easier, safer and more convenient for people to walk, wheel and cycle (active travel).


The first stage in this work is understanding what people think about moving around their area. The updated Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan will set the framework for supporting people to make healthier, low carbon travel choices.  For some, this will mean supporting a transition to low carbon car travel, whilst for others active travel and public transport will provide the best options.  We are seeking feedback now to build an evidence base for this ambitious new strategy.  The consultation can be accessed via this link and is open until 12 July 2021.


The introduction to the 'Have your say' page reached by the above link suggests that the consultation is just about updating previous Active Travel Plans  for Inner Moray Firth towns from tain to Nairn, but its actual scope is much wider.

Submitting a comment

Once at the interactive map, clicking on a numbered circle brings up an expanded map, clicking on a pin displays a previously submitted comment about that location, and a button enables you to agree with that comment.  To add a new comment, click on 'View map and comment' and 'Have your say', move the blue pin to the location you want to comment on, click the pin, click 'OK, got it', enter the name of the place and make your comment by selecting as many as you want of the options offered.  There is a space to write in other comments and suggestions, and 'Save' and 'Cancel' buttons at the end.


As a quick short cut for anyone who might want to comment on the importance of establishing the Avoch to Munlochy Active Travel link, which we would encourage as many people as possible to do, just click here and click the 'Agree' button below the comment.


Remember that the consultation closes on 12 July.







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