Works to deliver a new active travel connection from Cradlehall to Inverness Campus in the Highlands are well underway.
The Scottish Government-funded Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge project is currently being built across HIE-owned land at Inverness Campus.
Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Ken Gowans is pleased to see work on this active travel route is progressing well. He said: “This route will provide another safe active travel route to support people in the city to make healthier travel choices that will also make a significant contribution to tackling the Climate and Ecological Emergency, compared with driving a car. This route is a great, convenient link in the east of the network that adds another car-free option, so people can choose walking, wheeling and cycling as the easiest way to make their everyday journeys.
“Linking directly into the Campus from Cradlehall Business Park, this route was already used, despite being just a dirt track, that is why it was recognised as an opportunity in the Inverness East Masterplan. Now the Council and its partners are upgrading it, I am sure it will be very well used, especially by people travelling for work and leisure to the Campus, city centre and retail park, as well as people looking to get outdoors and be more active for leisure.”
The route will connect the National Cycle Network in the East of Inverness directly into Inverness Campus, where people walking, wheeling and cycling can enjoy high-quality onward links with the city centre via the Golden Bridge and Raigmore Active Travel Link to Millburn Road, and to the employment, retail and leisure facilities located around Eastfield Way.
The work, which is being carried out by contractor Gow Groundworks, is expected to be completed by the middle of May.