Places for everyone
The aim of Places for Everyone is to create safe, attractive, healthier places by increasing the number of trips made by walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys.
The scheme is funded by the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland and is administered by Sustrans.
Places for Everyone contributes to the Scottish Government’s aim for a healthier, environmentally sustainable nation with a strong economy and communities, as laid out in the National Performance Framework.
Carstairs Village active travel consultation
Travelling actively can deliver many benefits including; healthier citizens, more connected communities, reduced traffic congestion and better air quality. We want walking and cycling to be the natural choice for people to make for their everyday journeys.
One potential active travel route that has been identified links Carstairs Junction with Carstairs Village, Carluke and Forth. Funding was granted to progress the design of phase one of this route and we are currently seeking views on the proposals.
Phase 1 of this project consists of Carstairs Village and includes the introduction of a 20mph speed limit, traffic management features which will reduce speed on Lanark Road with cycle bypass lanes, designated crossing points, a shared space on School Road and enhanced village gateway features.
Benefits of the scheme
The proposal to introduce traffic calming features within Carstairs Village is to encourage walking and cycling in the area, and to:
- improve air quality
- improve road safety - especially for pedestrians and cyclists, also making Carstairs more pleasant and easier for pedestrians to get around.
- support the aims of our Local Transport Strategy - including promoting walking and cycling for local journeys and reducing collisions
There will be no loss of disabled parking as a result of this scheme, and we are committed to making this area fully accessible and user friendly to everybody.
Maps showing proposals
Have your say
The consultation closed on Friday 17 September 2021.