Earlier this month Fife Council was awarded £2.42m from the Scottish Government's 'Spaces for People' fund, managed by Sustrans, which is focused on making essential travel and exercise safer. As this funding has only recently been awarded, we’re still in the early stages of progressing this programme. Input from local communities and businesses is vital to agree preferred solutions.
Cllr Altany Craik, Convener for Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation Committee said: “Thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussion on Wednesday regarding this programme.
“I would like to emphasise that community and economic recovery is at the forefront of the Spaces for People programme and is focussed on helping people, towns and villages function more easily and safely as we progress through the phases of the Governments route map. We're working with locals to share these outline proposals and have asked for feedback from the community and businesses on ideas they think would help. We look forward to continuing to work with the community to agree measures.
“In many areas with limited shop space, queues are forming outside premises, so we need to consider making changes to help recovery. Thanks to this funding we’ve already been able to put some early interventions into place with more to follow.
“We’re committed to creating additional spaces for pedestrians so that they can physically distance for the foreseeable future.”