April 10, 2024

Active travel projects have brought improvements to the North West network, with benefits to people choosing to walk, wheel and cycle.

The cycle path at the A9 Dalnaspidal (pictured below), part of National Cycle Route 7, was resurfaced to give a smoother experience.

Cycle path at A9 Dalnaspidal

Widening and upgrading markings on National Cycle Route 1 at the A9 Kessock has also made journeys safer. Emily Bowie of Velocity, Inverness, said, “The improvements to the cycle path are great as it allows our Cycle 2 Health participants to safely ride alongside each other, facilitating great conversations and shared experiences on our rides. The improved path is also far more user-friendly for trikes, allowing our participants to ride with ease.”

And at Fort William, BEAR constructed a new path parallel to the A830, linking the popular Linnhe Lochside Holidays park with the Annat Industrial Estate.

BEAR Scotland also installed cycle counters at five locations across the North West, helping prioritise future projects and provide data to Cycling Scotland to promote healthy living and safe active travel.

Featured image shows Velocity Inverness Cycle 2 Health participants on the North Kessock cycle path.