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New temporary work has started across the Falkirk area that will make places safer for people to walk, cycle or wheel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the ‘Spaces for People’ project, £188k has been allocated to Falkirk Council from Scottish Government to introduce a wide range of measures allowing residents to make safer journeys for exercise and essential journeys.

Work will include:

  • The re-allocation of road space to reduce conflict and create a safer environment for walking and cycling.
  • The provision of additional cycle parking spaces at various locations to encourage sustainable active travel to areas of employment and retail.
  • Improved links to the canal towpath network across Falkirk.

Work is expected to be completed by mid-May 2021.

Locations of cycle parking spaces:

  • The Forum, Callendar Business Park, Falkirk
  • Municipal Buildings, Falkirk
  • Callendar Business Park, Falkirk
  • Central Business Park, Larbert
  • Main Street, Camelon (near Sheriff Court)
  • Adjacent to Aldi, Polmont
  • Greenpark Educational Centre, Polmont
  • Howgate Shopping Centre, Falkirk

Canal work will take place at:

  • Lock 16 to Union Canal – widening of existing footway linking the Forth and Clyde to the Union Canal south of Glenfuir Road.
  • Bankside / Grahams Road - Improve access to towpath via improved traffic signals and cycle stopping area adjacent to Grahams Road.

Road restrictions have been promoted and installed at:

  • Hamilton Road / Bogend Road, Larbert
  • Nicolton Road, Rumford
  • Denovan Road, Dunipace
  • Airth to Higgins Neuk