Comhairle awarded funding to introduce temporary physical distancing measures

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar has been awarded £128,850 to support the introduction of temporary physical distancing measures across the Outer Hebrides.

The fund will be used to implement temporary measures to enable physical distancing while walking, wheeling and cycling.

These measures will include a variety of interventions including changes to speed limits, wider footpaths and traffic calming measures.

However, as all interventions are temporary and subject to change, it is vital that public feedback is received on proposed and implemented interventions.

A full list of proposed interventions will be on the council website and social media pages in the next few days.

Transport Scotland’s ‘Spaces for People’ programme is administered by Sustrans Scotland and offers 100 percent funding for interventions.

The basic criteria are that the interventions must protect public health, focus on essential journeys and should be delivered quickly, providing a visible improvement that has an immediate benefit.