We have introduced a raft of new measures to provide additional space which will allow people to stay safe and follow physical distancing guidelines in public places when they are out in public while Covid-19 restrictions remain in place.
We have been awarded £550,00 from Transport Scotland and Sustrans through their Spaces for People and Spaces for Everyone programmes to support the introduction of the temporary physical distancing measures. The Council has also invested £175,000 in the programme.
The Programmes are funded by Transport Scotland and administered by Sustrans Scotland and provide financial and practical support to make it safer for people who choose to walk, cycle or wheel for essential trips and exercise during Covid-19.
Working with Alloa First, new banners and signs have been placed within the town centre.
In addition, East Vennel and Candleriggs have been closed to traffic to provide space for people and there is also a partial closure of Candleriggs car park except for use by deliveries and blue badge holders.
To allow for the potential of outdoor trading, High Street and Mill Street are closed for vehicles but with access for deliveries, adapted disabled vehicles and service and emergency vehicles.
Work includes enhancing pavements on the
To further enhance safety for people walking and cycling, an experimental 40 mph limit will be introduced on
20 mph speed limits will then follow on sections of the A91 in Menstrie, Alva, Tillicoultry and Dollar.
As part of work to help young people travel to school safely by walking or cycling, two new paths from Glenochil and from Sauchie are being constructed to link to Lornshill Academy. These will be 3 metre wide asphalt paths with street lighting, with both routes accessing Lornshill Academy via a gate and bridge just north of Ormiston Drive, meaning that once pupils leave Sauchie or Glenochil they have no interaction with roads.
Signs are going up on streets throughout Clackmannanshire reminding people to follow physical distancing guidelines to help protect our communities against coronavirus.
Signs reminding people to respect other users will also be erected on our popular core path and cycle network.
Sustrans has teamed up with Transport Scotland, Public Health Scotland, the Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland and various active travel organisations in Scotland, to provide a summary of things to consider when walking, cycling and wheeling during Covid-19: