Travel and Tourism
Common Weal / InverYESs is urging the introduction of a Park and Ride scheme for Inverness as an important and necessary practical response to the Climate Emergengy declared by Highland Council.
A quality PARK and RlDE scheme for the City of lnverness.
"We maintain that the above has become an essential part of a package of transport measures that needs to happen as soon as possible if our CLIMATE EMERGENCY is to be effectively tackled. The most desirable forms of transport both into and out of our city of lnverness must become buses and trains powered by renewables, and of course active travel. Transport 'experts' must now be found to design a quality scheme to operate daily over the period including and between the morning and evening commutes.
"Some aspects that must be considered are as follows...
- Parking at PARK and RIDE car parks and bus travel should be free
- Waiting time for a bus should not exceed 10 minutes
- Access and passage for buses must now be prioritised before other motors, leading to increased provision of bus lanes
- Car parking charges should be expanded and increased within the city (excepting for the disabled), including a workplace parking levy to help fund the PARK and RIDE scheme."
The Black Isle
From being a relative backwater just a couple of decades ago, the Black Isle has become a busy through route and commuter zone.
Traffic jams, pollution and growing vulnerability to fuel price hikes are among the pressures taking their toll on local motorists.
We're working to boost more sociable, savvy ways of travelling on the Black Isle.
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NC 500 - An Alternative View
The view expressed below appeared on the Facebook page of Cromarty Community Development Trust in 2019, with this comment from the Trust -
"This is not the formal opinion of the Development Trust, but it is an interesting 'alternative view' about the NorthCoast500, presented here to stimulate discussion. Interestingly, it says that Iceland banned camper van camping outwith official sites following rapid expansion of their camper van tourism. We're building a site in Cromarty, and it's obvious the pressures of tourism need to be managed in many countries. Cromarty welcomes tourism, and tourists support our local businesses; but communities should be able to choose how much tourism and what kind brings most benefits to our communities."
- Saturday 28 March
- NA World Wildlife Fund 'Earth Hour'
- NA North Kessock Community Market CANCELLED
- Tuesday 31 March
- 19:30 TBI Admin (Directors) meeting, 7.30 online
- Saturday 4 April
- 11:00 Transition Town Forres Cafe Collective CANCELLED
- NA Fortrose Community Market CANCELLED
- Thursday 9 April
- NA Common Weal/InverYESs Study for Action workshop
- Saturday 11 April
- 11:00 Cromarty Community Market CANCELLED
- Saturday 18 April
- NA Film 'Bikes vs Cars' Muir Hub POSTPONED
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