News & Events News Stanley to Luncarty active travel route community consultation launched Update 23 February: Please note the online survey is now closed. Thank you everyone who gave their feedback on the routes being investigated. Improved route options for walking, cycling and wheeling and principles for improved active travel between Stanley and Luncarty are open for communities to view and feed into. Project partners Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) and Stanley Development Trust (SDT) are seeking input on two routes being considered and important priorities for the proposed community link based on five active travel route core principles: directness, comfort, safety, attractiveness and coherence. The two route maps, further project information and an online consultation survey form can be found here: www.pkct.org/stanley-to-luncarty-active-travel-route Stanley to Luncarty active travel routes X and Y being investigated The online survey will close on Monday, 22 February 2021. The new active travel route would allow better and safer community links whilst allowing users to keep active and healthy. Funding for this project came through Sustrans’ Places for Everyone programme and has so far included exploring all possible paths paths a new route for people traveling by foot, by bike or by wheel could take to link the two communities, development of route maps, surveys, budgeting and landowner and community consultation. This new active travel route is being developed as part of the River Tay Way – a new long-distance walking and cycling route between Perth and Kenmore following the mighty River Tay and connecting Perth, Luncarty, Stanley, Dunkeld and Birnam, Aberfeldy and Kenmore through a ‘daisy chain’ of community links to enable low-carbon, active travel and additional local economic income for the area. Andrew Barrie, PKCT Strategic Routes Officer, said: Active travel is great for keeping healthy, creating safer means of travel and looking after the environment. A route linking these two communities has wider implications in terms of active travel all the way into Perth for commuters, visitors, school children, and more. We welcome community feedback on the five core principles of cycle design and feedback on the two routes being considered for this project to help determine the best option. 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.