Comhairle gets cash for 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, the local authority for the Western isles says it is vital it receives public feedback on proposed and implemented interventions.

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

The funding comes from Transport Scotland’s ‘Spaces for People’ programme, which 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.

For further information on all funded interventions across Britain and to comment on the established interventions for the Outer Hebrides please visit Sustrans Scotland’s dedicated webpage ‘Spaces to Move’- https://www.sustrans.org.uk/space-to-move .