Shared Access Network 2023

Closed 2 Oct 2023

Opened 31 Jul 2023


Linking to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships that are due to take place in the Scottish Borders and throughout Scotland in August, we are asking communities and members of the public to tell us where new shared access routes should be developed in the Scottish Borders and which routes should be given priority.

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We have provided a plan which shows a suggested network of routes that would cover the majority of the Scottish Borders. We are interested in finding out which sections in this plan would make the most difference to local communities or are there other potential routes not referenced in the plan that we should be considering.

Some of the key issues are:

  • Is there a logical route at the moment e.g. an old railway line or an existing path?
  • Does the route connect two places together?
  • Do you think people will use the route if it is built?  

We have provided an opportunity in this survey for you to tell us what your top four priorities should be and where these routes should start and finish.


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