Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser has welcomed £6.45 million investment from Sustrans which will enable Perth and Kinross Council to go ahead with their plan to create a cycling and walking network in Dunkeld Road, Perth.
The politician, who represents the Mid Scotland and Fife region, was reacting to the announcement made earlier this week by Transport Minister Michael Matheson at the AK Bell Library in Perth that a total of £60 million will be invested in active travel across Scotland.
Of this total, Sustrans awarded £6.45 million to the first phase of Perth and Kinross Council’s active travel project, which will connect the neighbourhoods of Bertha Park, Inveralmond and Muirton to the city centre.
Commenting, Mr Fraser said: “I welcome this investment from Sustrans – it is marvellous news for
“This project aims to make Dunkeld Road a key walking and cycling artery for local travel, by
reallocating parts of the A912 dual carriageway to create a fully segregated cycle-lane and improved footways as well as public realm improvements and green infrastructure.
“By reallocating road space, this will reduce barriers for active travel in Perth.”
He continued: “It was a bold and ambitious move by the council to put forward their plan to boost
active travel in Perth and Kinross and is great to know they have been successful in securing £6.45
million for the Dunkeld Road phase of the overall active travel plan.
“I’m a keen cyclist myself and feel this project will encourage more people to cycle in Perth.”