Paths for People: Community Survey

May 20, 2024

Complete our Community Paths survey and have your say

Would you like to get around Broadford & Strath more easily by foot or bike? Are there places you can’t access with your wheelchair, scooter or buggy? Do you feel confident letting your kids walk or cycle in our area? What would make things better?

Our Community Survey is the first and very important step in our new project, ‘Paths for People: A Community Paths Network for Broadford and Strath’.  We want to hear from everyone who lives, works, studies in or visits Broadford & Strath – however you get about. You don’t have to be a keen walker or cyclist to take part!

Please complete the survey by 24 June to have your say: Survey link here.

Please share the survey with your friends, family and colleagues to help us hear from as many people as possible and ensure the project is truly representative of our community. To request the survey in a different format or if you have any questions, please get in touch.

About the project

People in our community tell us they would like to see better links between key places in our area. Many also say they would like to walk, wheel (using a wheelchair or mobility scooter) or cycle more often. We want to create an environment where this ‘active travel’ is a safe and attractive option for everyone.

For that reason, we have embarked upon a study that considers the path network, its gaps, and opportunities, and the community needs as a whole. ‘Paths for People: A Community Paths Network for Broadford and Strath’ builds on recent community-led initiatives including completed paths at Elgol and Ardnish; informal paths such as the route behind Broadford Primary School; and routes under development or consultation including the Skye Cycle Way and Skye Cycle Network.

We have appointed Alan Jones Associates (AJA) to lead the study. AJA are Inverness-based consultants with extensive experience of delivering community paths networks across Scotland. We are also working with a Community Advisory Group comprising local representatives. The final study will provide us with robust evidence about route feasibility and community priorities. This in turn will support future funding applications to increase investment in our path network over the short, medium and long term.

This work has been funded by Paths for All and Community Regeneration Funding from the Scottish Government through The Highland Council.

Next steps

To complement the survey findings we’ll also be holding community events in the summer. We hope that you will join us to discuss your views and experience of active travel locally. Keep an eye on our social media channels and the local press for further details.

That survey link again:


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