‘Accessing Inverness’ – Public Consultation gets underway
Public consultation is beginning on the project which will shape the future of Academy Street, Inverness and complement a planned major upgrade of the railway station and revamp of the Victorian Market. We have been leading the multi-disciplinary team looking at the feasibility, design and community engagement for the project for HITRANS, the regional transport partnership for the Highlands and Islands.
The proposals aim to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to access the Railway Station from Academy St, Falcon Square and Inverness Bus Station at Farraline Park / Rose Street and to enhance the surrounding streetscape. Options include widening pavements, reducing traffic speeds and introducing streetscape features to enhance the look and feel of the city centre.
The public will get their first look at the options at a public engagement event within the Victorian Market this Friday, 30th November and the plans will be available online from Thursday 6th December via the Highland Council website https://highlandconsult.objective.co.uk/portal/
Following a review of the consultation process, the aim is to then progress to a detailed design.
Provost Helen Carmichael, Chair of the Inverness Area Committee of The Highland Council, said, “This is a hugely important project in our ambitious plans to regenerate the city centre. What a boost the city will get through the upgrade of the railway station and greatly improved links from Falcon Square, Academy Street and Farraline Park. I would urge the public to play their part by giving us their thoughts on the options we have presented.”