Highland Council is rolling out a programme of adapting local streets and public spaces to help people maintain physical distancing during the current crisis.
Temporary barriers have been placed in Academy Street and Millburn Road in Inverness to widen the pavements, and make it easier for people to walk and cycle safely.
The council has also published number of temporary traffic orders to improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in Inverness, including a temporary 20mph speed limit on various roads in Crown, a temporary one-way traffic and weight restriction at Inverness Castle and a temporary one-way traffic and cycle contraflow on Ness Walk- Bught Road.
Last month the council, with NHS Highland, was awarded £752,954 from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund to create new, temporary infrastructure programme to make it safer for people who choose to walk, cycle or wheel for essential trips and exercise during Covid-19.
A public consultation on the proposals is underway and can be accessed at consult.highland.gov.uk where full details of all the Inverness planned interventions can be seen, along with those in Aviemore, Fort William, Nairn, Portree and Wick.
A temporary traffic order has already been raised to introduce 20mph speed restrictions in various parts of Dingwall.