News From Orkney Islands Council
Orkney Islands Council is to develop an Active Travel Plan for Stenness and the adjacent World Heritage Site area.
Active travel means making journeys by physically active means, like walking or cycling. These are usually short journeys, like walking to a shop or other community facility, walking the kids to school or cycling to work.
A public consultation drop-in event is being held in April aimed at understanding if, and how, local people currently use active travel methods in the area and what facilities could be developed in future to help them do this more often.
There will be the opportunity to meet the consultants developing the Active Travel Plan, and to contribute to the consultation process. The team are particularly interested in hearing from people who live and work in Stenness and the surrounding area, but all are welcome.
An online consultation questionnaire is also available – please visit:
Funding for the Plan is being provided by Sustrans Scotland through the Places For Everyone programme which aims to create safe, attractive, healthier places by increasing the number of trips made by walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys.
Sustrans provides advice, support and funding for the creation of infrastructure that makes it easier for people to walk and cycle for everyday journeys. Funded by Transport Scotland, Sustrans have used their knowledge and experience to back hundreds of projects across Scotland since 2010. https://www.sustrans.org.uk/scotland/places-for-everyone
The public consultation drop-in event is being held on Thursday 25th April 2.30-7.30pm at Stenness Community Centre.