Making Glenrothes more walker friendly

TSPL, Scotsman,  Glenrothes town centre, Fife. Glenrothes by-election, view of the Kingdom shopping centre and Glenrothes town centre.

TSPL, Scotsman, Glenrothes town centre, Fife. Glenrothes by-election, view of the Kingdom shopping centre and Glenrothes town centre.

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Living Streets Scotland and Fife Council Town Centre Development Team are asking for your help on a joint project to understand how to make Glenrothes more walker friendly.

Locals are invited to take part in a community street audit on Wednesday, December 9 by taking a short walk into the town centre.

A group representative said: “While there is no budget for large scale improvements available at the moment, the audits will provide a chance to pick up some of the smaller scale maintenance issues that can make all the different to walkers, and feedback from the audits will help to inform funding applications for possible larger scale activity in the longer run.

“Your ideas and comments will be invaluable – and it’s a great excuse for a little healthy walking!”

Glenrothes is well served with pavements and paths for walking with routes connecting up the north of the town and the town centre. However, there exist some barriers to walking that may prevent or discourage people from making the choice to walk for short everyday journeys, for health and for pleasure.

The organisations are looking for valuable feedback to help understand what works for walkers making these journeys, and what could be improved - particularly routes used for everyday journeys into town - and get some ideas about how the town centre can be better connected internally and to other places in Glenrothes.

Details for Wednesday are as follows:

11am – Group 1 meets at Cadham Neighbourhood Centre, finishing at Rothes Hall/Kingdom Shopping Centre. Route - Cadham Neighbourhood Centre, via Huntsmans Road to cadham Road, then enter the park and walk to the town centre.

1.30pm – Group 2 meets outside Pitcoudie Primary School, finishing at Rothes Hall/Kingdom Shopping Centre. Route - Pitcoudie Primary School, via Lodge Rise, along the path, and onto Lesley Road to Rothes Roundabout, then onwards to the town centre.

To get involved contact penny.morriss@livingstreets.org.uk to book a place, or to find out more.

If you’d like to comment on walking in Glenrothes but don’t have time to join us, then we’d really like to have your comments by email.