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Who are we?
We are a sensible, realistic, positive campaigning voice for Inverness active travel (walking, cycling, non motorised and public transport).

What do we want?
We want Inverness to be a better and safer place to walk, cycle, roll or stroll, regardless of age, income or ability.

We want Inverness to turn into a beacon city for the next generation – a friendly, fair, accessible, sustainable and green city.

Why OYSI (Own Your Street Inverness)?

This isn’t about tribes:

  • it isn’t about cars versus pedestrians versus cyclists
  • it isn’t about having a rant
  • it isn’t about saying “me me me”

It is about all of us, together, making our city nicer and healthier.

What does OYSI do?

  • Campaign for better city infrastructure for walking and cycling and all ability access.
  • Organise events that bring the community together.
  • Inform  about upcoming events / meetings / consultations.
  • Collaborate with other like minded groups.

Want to get involved?

Email info@ownyourstreetinverness.org

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Keen to see 20mph restrictions in urban areas? Now is the time to make your voice heard!

The Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Scotland) Bill will be considered soon.

Pedal on Parliament give an excellent overview here.

20 MPH Bill – act now to speed the journey to safer streets

Here are the relevant documents:  

http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/109191.aspx

 

What can you do?

National survey There is an online survey you can complete.  https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/20mphBill/

Local action Three of the MSPs on the committee that has oversight (the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee) are local MSPs. Why not write to them or email them as well.

Edward.Mountain.msp@parliament.scot (Convener) – Highlands & Islands (Conservative)

Gail.Ross.msp@parliament.scot (Deputy Convener) – Caithness, Sutherland & Ross (SNP)

John.Finnie.msp@parliament.scot (Member) – Highlands & Islands (Green)

 

Academy Street public consultation

Accessing Inverness project – Public Consultation

OYSI is really pleased to see some great plans for Academy Street and the surrounding area which are currently under consultation (this project is called Accessing Inverness). Read more about the plans here.

The city centre really needs this project  – Academy Street is not exactly an easy or pleasant place to walk down at the moment, with narrow pavements, a lot of traffic, and not particularly safe on a bike.

The plans are a good compromise and bring a breath of fresh air with some nice green touches.

OYSI suspects this will massively boost businesses along Academy Street, as there is good evidence from other cities that similar changes increase footfall: https://cyclingfallacies.com/en/3/shopkeepers-rely-on-people-driving.

Read more about the plans here.

This is your chance to have your say: you can respond to the proposals by clicking on the following link before January 21st:

https://highland-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/dp/accessinginverness/accessinginverness

 

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20 mph Bill…

Scotland could lead the way internationally with the proposed bill on restricting residential urban areas to 20 mph. The Rural Economy and Connectivity committee (who oversee Transport issues) are examining the proposed bill over the next few months. Several of our local MSPs are involved in that committee: Edward Mountain, Gail Ross and John Finnie. http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/99826.aspx …

Contact

We’d love to hear from you. Email us at info@ownyourstreetinverness.org.