There is currently a feasibility study taking place for an Active Travel Route between Lamlash and Brodick. Despite the coronavirus situation the project is progressing and the team at WYG are keen to get perspectives from people who live locally and have set up an online public consultation (see below).
WYG working in partnership with North Ayrshire Council have been commissioned to develop a concept route design for an Active Travel Route between the settlements of Brodick and Lamlash. The study is currently being funded by Sustrans through the Places for Everyone (PFE) funding and seeks to develop an Active Travel Route that meets the design standards set out within the funding criteria. If successful the route design will provide a high quality alternative route between both settlements and support walking and cycling activity, ideally avoiding any on-road travel.
The WYG team is led by Mark and Jordan and our commission currently only allows for stage 1 – Evaluation of route options and stage 2 – Development of a preferred concept option. It is anticipated that should a successful concept option be developed, further funding will be procured to allow progression to detailed design and ultimately construction.
The study has only recently commenced back in late January 2020 and is anticipated to take around 3-4 months to complete. The route is to start and end at both ferry terminals and we currently working through the stage 1 examining all land based potential route options to get between both towns.
However, we do need your help! As locals you will know the landscape, landowners, issues and opportunities better than anyone else so we would really like to get you views, ideas and comments on what we are doing as we progress. Ultimately, what we come up with together will be for your everyday use, so it needs to work for everyone.
See the Facebook Page for updates throughout the study and it would really help us if you can circulate the invite so as many of the local interested parties can be part of the group as possible.
INTERACTIVE ONLINE PUBLIC CONSULTATION LIVE!
Despite the setbacks due to the situation with Covid-19, the WYG Team are trying their hardest to progress the project. The ambition at this stage was to have a face-to-face style consultation evening at a local community center (or similar venue) to discuss these options further and to get more direct feedback from members of the community on what they want to see in the design.
Knowing that group meetings will be suspended for the foreseeable future, WYG on behalf of North Ayrshire Council (NAC) have prepared an interactive online public consultation which can be accessed using the following link
Please make your way through the consultation material provided by clicking on the relevant icons and scrolling in and out to navigate.
After viewing the material, NAC would like to hear your feedback by completing the online survey questionnaire (link provided within the interactive online consultation). For this type of study to be a success it is imperative that we get as much engagement from the community as possible. Therefore, can you please also complete the survey on behalf of family or friends who may not have internet access, as we look to involve as many people as possible during these challenging circumstances.
The survey can also be accessed using the link below, please view the material in the first instance before completing it here
The study is at an exciting stage and we would once again like to encourage you to share this post and circulate the link to the consultation.
WYG and NAC would like to thank you for your forthcoming feedback and your continued support.
PLEASE NOTE, THE INTERACTIVE CONSULTATION IS BEST VIEWED USING A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP. WE UNDERSTAND NOT EVERYONE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP THEREFORE PLEASE ACCESS THE PDF OF THE PRESENTATION BOARDS USING THE FOLLOWING LINK IF YOU ARE USING AN IPAD, PHONE OR TABLET (see here)