PLANNING permission has been granted for a new active travel route to connect the national cycle network in Inverness between Cradlehall Business Park and Inverness Campus.
The Highland Council project will see an upgrade to the current ‘earth-beaten’ track into a wider, tarmac-surfaced route to allow for a ‘safer, more direct, and convenient’ car-free link.
Preparatory work is now underway to safeguard potential archaeology and trees, with the local authority anticipating construction works to get underway this August.
Chair of economy and infrastructure committee at The Highland Council, councillor Ken Gowans, said, “This is a popular route for communities in the east of the city, and upgrading it will send a clear message that The Highland Council is committed to supporting people to choose walking, wheeling and cycling for everyday journeys.
“Doing so will help us to tackle the climate and ecological emergency, reduce vehicle congestion, and improve our health and wellbeing.”