We are working with sustainable transport charity Sustrans Scotland, has secured further funding of just over £100,000 to progress an initiative to improve accessibility and transport links in and around Kincardine.
This second phase of funding of £102,000 has been awarded through ‘Places for Everyone’ and continues on from the initial ‘Community Links’ part of the active travel improvement initiative that secured £50,000 earlier in the year. Sustrans Scotland has been able to support both phases of the project thanks to funding from Transport Scotland.
During the first phase of the initiative, architects Harrison Stevenson and Arup were commissioned to carry out a ‘Connecting Kincardine’ feasibility report, involving detailed community consultation that looked at improvement and redevelopment ideas for the town’s high street, north approach road and main junction.
During the current second stage of the project, community consultation will continue to be a focus to ensure local people have every opportunity to feed into the initiative. The new funding will also contribute to the development of designs to improve connections and networks in the town, with a focus on safe and sustainable travel.
A series of consultation events will be held in around Kincardine with a focus on engaging as many members of the community as possible.
This transport and travel initiative was a priority project identified in the ‘Go Forth Kincardine Charrette’ in June 2017.
Issues to be addressed by the project include:
• Identifying key missing links and the routes with the most opportunity for improvement
• Main junction upgrading in Kincardine town centre
• Improvements and development to the North Approach Road (A876)
• Improvements to Kincardine High Street, such as better signage.
• Prioritising pedestrians and cyclists to move around certain parts of the village.