A NEW project is looking to get people's views on how to make 'active travel' a better, and safer, prospect in Helensburgh. 

'Helensburgh in Motion' aims to gather views on how to make it easier and safer for everyone to walk, wheel and cycle to destinations in the town, including schools and community facilities.

An online public consultation is open and available at bit.ly/helensburgh-in-motion. The closing date for comments is February 29. 

Following feedback from residents and interest groups, Argyll and Bute Council will aim to produce options and concept designs to expand existing active travel routes. 

In addition to the online survey, workshops are taking place in local schools to hear from young people and a drop-in event will be held at the regular market in Colquhoun Square on February 24.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The new project is looking for residents viewsThe new project is looking for residents views (Image: Argyll and Bute Council)

The event is an opportunity for residents to meet the design team and have a say about what would make a difference to them. 

Councillor Andrew Kain, the local authority's policy lead for roads and infrastructure:  “As we work together to reduce emissions and create a climate-friendly Argyll and Bute, we want to create as many opportunities as possible to use the car less, where possible. 

"Part of our ambition to expand active travel networks across the area, is to hear from you about what improvements you would like to see in and around Helensburgh.

"Your feedback will help shape future plans as we look to make it easier to walk, wheel and cycle to destinations around the town.”

Plans for the second phase of an active travel project in nearby Rosneath were put on display in the village recently, with residents there asked for their views.

Anyone who wants further information on the Helensburgh project or requires help to complete the survey is asked to email helensburghconsultation@pagepark.co.uk or call 0141 553 5440.