Inverness West councillor Alex Graham has commended proposals that would see improved access along the A82 in Inverness for pedestrian and cyclist access.
Proposals were presented to the general public earlier this week that would see improvements along the road, that stretches from the Longman Roundabout to the Tomnahurich Bridge on the opposite end of town, and is aimed at improving existing infrastructure and encouraging more people to cycle or walk to their workplace.
Mr Graham said: “I thought the consultation was very successful with a lot of local residents in attendance.
“Bear Scotland and Traffic Scotland should be commended for taking their consultation to the heart of the community and on a matter the local community has been campaigning towards for a number of years now.
“There is a desire and a want for safer and better crossings on Glenurquhart Road and Tomnahurich Street and the proposals put forward are directly responding to the community’s concerns for safety around the A82.
“Hundreds of people live along that road, and hundreds more live nearby, and I very much welcome these proposals.
“It was a busy and successful engagement that gave the local community a voice.”
Proposals have also been presented by Bear Scotland that would see a new footway and cycleway introduced between the Longman Roundabout and Telford Road Roundabout in the Highland capital.