Improved Pedestrian & Cycle Access At Castle Douglas Round-About To Be Discussed

The survey results are in for Castle Douglas Active Travel, and the team behind the work would like to share their concept designs with you.

Dumfries & Galloway Council  are working towards improving public spaces and providing better infrastructure for people to choose to walk, wheel or cycle more often for their short journeys. 

As a result of the comments received during the development of the Community Street Audit back in 2017 and further evidenced by a later consultation during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council, via  SWestrans  funding, has commissioned  Stantec  to carry out engagement and develop concept designs to create a north active travel gateway into town, focusing on the following:

  1. Improving active travel crossings at the roundabout for pedestrians, wheelchair or mobility scooter users and cyclists.
  2. Proposing additional dropped kerbs and improved surfacing of the footways.
  3. Improving accessibility to the playpark adjacent the roundabout.
  4. Improving active travel connection to NCN7.
  5. Improving bus stop facilities on King Street and Market Street.
  6. Recommending future cycling infrastructure linking to the roundabout.
  7. Investigating opportunities for one-way streets. 

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The designs which will emerge in conversation with the community, will aim to create a fully accessible junction which will connect key destinations to existing facilities, providing a more vibrant environment for residents, businesses and visitors.

Drop-in to Castle Douglas Town Hall this Thursday, 24 August, between 4-8pm and see the designs.

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