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Public Urged to Have Their Say on Cairngorms Active Travel Survey

As part of Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 an ambitious programme of projects are underway to bring about transformational changes to the Cairngorms, benefiting people’s health and wellbeing, delivering on climate change and enhancing nature across the National Park.

One of the projects is looking at Active travel which consists of a survey which is aiming to understand what stops people from walking, cycling or getting around using a wheelchair. The second is a map inviting the public to mark a location and explain their experiences of getting around in the park, what would make it easier and more enjoyable.

Grant Moir, Chief Executive of the Cairngorms National Park Authority said: “The majority of the Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 programme’s projects are community-centred and will put the power of change into the hands of the people who live and work here, benefitting people’s health and wellbeing, delivering on climate change and enhancing nature across the National Park.”

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and consists of two parts with the results being used to determine the priorities and what can be done about them

Grant Moir added: “Getting out into communities and making it as easy as possible for people to find out how the Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 programme affects them, how they can get involved, and providing the opportunity for people to ask questions on topics such as plans for better active travel and transport, a wellbeing economy and addressing the climate crisis is critical to the project’s success. We hope that as many people as possible attend the drop-in sessions so that ultimately, we can achieve a National Park that works for all.”

There will be a community drop-in session held in Blair Atholl on the 25th of October 2022, with the time still to be confirmed.

The drop-in will focus on key areas including active travel and sustainable transport, how the park can be more walking, cycling and wheelchair friendly and what needs to change in the communities to make that possible.  

You can find both the survey and the map and the Heritage Horizons: Cairngorms 2030 projects by visiting https://cairngorms2030.commonplace.is/

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