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. There are some concerns about how the crossings will be safe for visually impaired pedestrians which still need to be addressed.

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 February 2nd:

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