Sustrans Scotland and Stirling Council have been recognised for their work in Dunblane alongside representatives of local community groups at the 2017 Cycle-Rail Awards, after the Stirling Road Access for all Project was awarded the top prize under partnership working.
The project, completed in 2014, has significantly improved access to the station for people travelling on foot and by cycle through the installation of shared use facilities and the creation of new high quality accessible civic spaces on Stirling Road.
Together with Stirling Council, Sustrans Scotland’s Street Design Team carried out public engagement and the concept designs for the project. The council then led on delivery of the project, with ongoing support, guidance and funding coming from Sustrans’ Community Links team.
Sustrans Scotland Deputy Director Daisy Narayanan said:
“We are thrilled to have been jointly recognised for the partnership work involved in the delivery of the Stirling Road Access for All Project in Dunblane.
“The success of this project rests on the great partnership and involvement of representatives from Dunblane Community Council, Dunblane Development Trust and Discover Dunblane alongside Stirling Council and Sustrans Scotland.
“This was an exceptionally ambitious project which saw the entire street transformed into vibrant spaces for people to enjoy and travel through actively. The design has also improved access to businesses on Stirling Road, and created a series of high quality spaces that people want to visit and spend time in.”
Stirling Council’s Environment and Housing Committee Convenor, Councillor Jim Thomson, said:
“We’re delighted that the approach taken to developing this project along with the community has been recognised.
“Hopefully this project sets a good example of what can be achieved when the whole of a community is involved and works together.”
The Cycle-Rail Awards, recognises the progress made by the rail industry and associated organisations towards encouraging integrated cycle-rail travel took place in London on Thursday 23rd November.