Scottish Government “committed to improving active travel facilities”

12.11 | 1 November 2019 | |

Cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders will soon be able to benefit from a new 40km shared path in the north of Scotland.

Proposals have been unveiled for the active travel route, which forms part of the A96 Dualling Hardmuir to Fochabers scheme.

The path will be located mainly in the new road corridor and will integrate with existing active travel facilities, connecting a number of communities including Auldearn, Brodie, Elgin and Fochabers.

The Scottish Government hopes the scheme will make it safer and easier for people to choose more active and sustainable ways of travelling for shorter journeys.

Michael Matheson, cabinet secretary for transport, said the Scottish Government is committed to improving active travel facilities throughout the country.

Mr Matheson said: “As well as providing a safer dualled route and bringing savings in journey times for motorists using the route, we are also committed to improving active travel facilities throughout the country. 

“This new, 40km plus, shared-use path will improve connectivity for many communities along the route between Hardmuir and Fochabers.”



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