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Calls made for ‘critical’ infrastructure upgrade works on cycle route



Calls have been made for the Scottish Government to confirm that capital investment for active travel infrastructure upgrades will benefit Dunblane and Bridge of Allan.

Speaking in Holyrood at Portfolio Questions for Transport, Mark Ruskell, Scottish Green MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, highlighted that plans for promised segregated cycle infrastructure between the two communities had still not materialised, despite road safety concerns on the route.

Mr Ruskell asked for the Cabinet Secretary to confirm that there would be no roll back on Scottish Government funding for active travel infrastructure, and that funding will be made available in 2024/25 to progress key projects.

In response, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport said that the Government is making substantial investment in active travel, and committed to look in more detail at the situation in Dunblane and Bridge of Allan.

Mr Ruskell said: “People living across Stirlingshire have waited for years for safe, segregated cycle infrastructure between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan.

“There have been too many accidents and near misses – particularly between Bridge of Allan and Keir roundabout. All vulnerable road users, like cyclists, need better protection.

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“I am grateful for the Cabinet Secretary’s commitment to investigate the situation on this stretch of road, and I’m hopeful that we’ll start to see improvements soon.

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