There were many Own Your Streeters attending the Public Consultation on the A82 last week. A palpable sense of disappointment at how timid the proposals are – a token gesture to improvement rather than a definitive commitment. This is perhaps understandable in that these proposals were coming from BEAR Scotland whose chief interest is ensuring safe flow of traffic on their roads.
This is the time for the community to stand up and show its hand. Local politicians need to hear how much we care about creating a city that is fit for walkers, cyclists, wheelchair users, the visually impaired. There are now alternatives available for traffic wishing to reach the A82. Let’s make Inverness a person centred place and not a car logged 1970s town planner’s heaven.
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