We are Transport Planning and Engineering, the social enterprise sustainable transportation consultancy.
Dumfries and Galloway Council have asked us to run a Community Active Travel Street Audit in Castle Douglas as part of the Scottish Government’s Smarter Choices Smarter Places initiative.
The council want to assist the public to do more active travel such as walking and cycling and they would like your help to identify the physical barriers to active travel and suggest measures to encourage it as well.
The aim is to find and prioritise projects that could be undertaken to remove the barriers to active travel across the region.
Transport Planning and Engineering (TP&E) were set up as a social enterprise by Cycling Scotland, the national cycling charity promoting active travel and everyday cycle use, and arranging a Community Active Travel Street Audit is one of the things that we do!
Would you like to walk or cycle in Castle Douglas more than you do now? Do you have a child in a pushchair or use a wheelchair to get around? Would you like to help make the streets of Castle Douglas more pedestrian and cycle friendly?
We are looking for a range of volunteers who can spare 2 to 3 hours to help us with street surveys to record where improvements are needed to the pavement, roads, crossings and street furniture to remove barriers to getting around the area on foot and by bike.
Surveys will take place in late September / early October. There will be a short training session and then the survey which will take a couple of hours and can be arranged for an evening, weekend or during the day to suit your schedule.
The people who use the facilities are best placed to provide insight into the direct and the wider issues affecting active travel in their own area.
If you would like to help please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0141 229 5448. If you can think of anyone else who might like to be involved, please pass on the details or ask them how we can get in touch and let us know.