Two community drop-in sessions have been planned to discuss the progress and design of the proposed Stanley to Luncarty Active Travel Route project. The first session will be held on Monday the 12th of September from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Luncarty Memorial Hall, and the second session will be held on Tuesday the 13th of September from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Stanley Village Hall.
The route will be a sealed surface, off-road path designed for daily use by everyone on foot, wheels or on horseback for the purpose of commuting or leisure. The route will also help improve people’s well-being and help them gain a better level of fitness as they travel through a beautiful part of Perthshire.
Mark McDonald, from the Stanley Development Trust (SDT), said: “It is great to finally be able to welcome everyone to an in-person, open event in Stanley and Luncarty to show the Concept Design of the route. The whole project team is looking forward to engaging with the communities to talk about proposals. The overarching intention of the project is to connect our two communities together to make it easier to get around without a car while getting in nature and feeling fitter mentally and physically.”
The project team includes Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT), Stanley Development Trust (SDT), and engineers from Clyde Scotland’s Transport Planning & Engineering Limited (TP&E). The team has worked together on landowner and community consultation, feasibility, fundraising and the design work for the Active Travel route.
PKCT’s Strategic Routes Officer, Andy Barrie, said: “These events will be great opportunities to talk people through proposals and hear their comments and feedback. We will have illustrations that show what a completed path could look like, including a sealed surface, gentle gradients, benches, and fencing.”
The new active travel route is being developed as part of the River Tay Way, which is a long-distance walking and cycling route between Perth and Kenmore along the River Tay and connects to Perth, Luncarty, Stanley, Dunkeld, Birnam, Aberfeldy and Kenmore through a ‘daisy chain’ of community links which enable low-carbon, active travel and additional local economic income for the area.
The funding for the new active travel route comes from Sustrans’ Places for Everyone programme, which is an active travel infrastructure grant backed by Transport Scotland. The programme’s aim is to create safe, attractive and healthier places by increasing the number of trips made by cycling, walking and wheeling for everyday journeys.
Further information about the Stanley to Luncarty Active Travel Route project, can be found by visiting: