Have your say on cycling and walking improvements in Angus

Monday 20 March 2023

What would help or encourage you to walk or cycle more to work, school or during your leisure time? We're looking for your suggestions and ideas on what could be done to make Angus a cycle and walking friendly area.

We're anticipating grant funding from Transport Scotland from their Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes (CWSR) programme to support local projects and want to hear where the people of Angus think that money should be spent so we can develop plans to complete these projects over the coming years.

Transport Scotland’s long-term vision for active travel in Scotland 2030 is to make walking or cycling the most popular choice for shorter everyday journeys – by making it safer, easier and available to everyone. Helping to achieve outcomes, including better health, having attractive, safe communities and increased economic activity. The grant can only be used to fund a programme of works that contribute to objectives set out in Transport Scotland’s Active Travel Framework and can’t be used for general roads maintenance or repairs.

Projects that benefited from CWSR funding last year included:

  • Forfar Loch southern path upgrade
  • Leysmill footway construction
  • Kellas to Murroes Primary School footway construction
  • Kirriemuir to Forfar Active Travel Link Feasibility Study
  • Brechin to Montrose Active Travel Link Feasibility Study
  • Angus Disused Railway Lines Active Travel Links Feasibility Study,

If you or your community group or organisation have any ideas, suggestions or plans, please email us at ROADS@angus.gov.uk by Sunday 9 April 2023. This will allow us to consider potential projects and plan for implementation.

All proposals will be reviewed and assessed, with those considered to be the most viable and those that present the best value being scheduled to go before our Communities Committee for consideration.