Aviemore to Carrbridge - two options on display for active travel route
Public exhibitions are being held today and tomorrow on the ongoing Aviemore to Carrbridge non-motorised user (NMU) route study.
Members of the public will be able to see and comment on the two corridor options that have been developed for the active travel route linking these two communities.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“Local communities can now get an update on this ongoing work for a non-motorised route linking Aviemore and Carrbridge and view the two corridor options that have been developed.
“I would urge anyone with an interest in this proposed scheme to attend one of the exhibitions or view the material online and give us their views on the proposed options as we look to identify a preferred corridor option.
“The Scottish Government is committed to promoting active travel in Scotland. As part of that commitment, Transport Scotland is continuing to work with the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA), The Highland Council (THC), Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) and Sustrans to deliver the Aviemore to Carrbridge non-motorised user (NMU) route study.”
Details of the public exhibitions are as follows:
Wednesday 25 September 2019
3.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Aviemore Community Centre, Muirton, Aviemore PH22 1SF
Thursday 26 September 2019
2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Carrbridge Village Hall, Main Road, Carrbridge PH23 3BB
All materials on display at the public exhibitions are available to view on the Transport Scotland website.
The scope of the route study was agreed with Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA), The Highland Council (THC), Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) and Sustrans earlier this year and the public exhibitions being held today and tomorrow mark an important milestone in the NMU route study.
The next stage of the route study will be an options appraisal which will assess the two corridors in more detail and will be informed by additional consultation with key stakeholders.
The outcome of the options appraisal will be the identification of the preferred route option. This will determine the preferred route within the corridor, the associated engineering and environmental impacts, the cost and land requirements.
The two corridor options are:
• Corridor 3 follows existing Non-Motorised User (NMU) facilities along the B9152, A95, and B9153 – 9.9 km in length or
• Corridor 6 follows the existing Non-Motorised User (NMU) facilities on the B9152, National Cycle Network 7 (NCN7), a private estate access road, A95 and B9153.-15.7 km in length.