Strong Local Support for King’s Highway Active Travel Route
Proposals for an active travel route spanning from Stirling’s east to west have gained fresh momentum, after a petition organised by local Stirling MP Alyn Smith returned an overwhelming majority in support of the project.
Plans would interconnect with existing national cycle routes 7 and 765, linking Drymen in the west with Stirling in the east, greatly enhancing walking and cycling opportunities for local people and visitors.
455 Stirling residents voiced their approval of the King’s Highway, representing 97.8% of petition respondents. Mr Smith has since shared these findings with Stirling Council’s leadership team, and will continue to champion the project alongside local communities and campaigners.
Alyn Smith MP said:
‘I’ve been blown away at the community response to my online petition – clearly there’s an incredible appetite from local residents for this brilliant initiative. The King’s Highway project represents Stirling at our best, with grassroots campaigners working diligently to secure funding and support for their active travel project.
‘As the local economy recovers from the pandemic, investment in cycling and walking infrastructure will be key to improving the visitor experience, as well as providing residents with easier ways of moving around. I’m enthused by these findings, and trust Stirling Council will give the views of local people due consideration regarding infrastructure deliberations in the months ahead.’
An overview of the King’s Highway project can be found here: https://alynsmith.scot/kingshighway/