Time is running out to have your say on keeping Spaces for People measures

By Marjorie Kerr

West Lothian residents are being reminded to have their say on the Spaces for People programme.

Local people have until January 31 to make their views known on keeping temporary measures such as reduced 20mph and 40mph speed limits and new cycle lanes.

A number of temporary measures were introduced in West Lothian during 2020 to support people to walk, cycle or wheel for essential trips and exercise during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funded by the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People programme, other measures included wider footways and parking suspensions.

The two-month consultation on whether some or all of the Spaces for People measures should be retained after the temporary period closes at the end of this month.

A West Lothian Council spokesperson said: “Thanks to everyone who has already shared their views by completing the survey.

“We would encourage anyone who has not yet completed the survey and wishes their views to be considered to fill in the survey, which can be completed in an individual capacity or on behalf of an organisation you represent.

“Your views are important, and will be included as part of a report to a meeting of the full West Lothian Council in March 2022, where elected members will vote on whether any of the measures are to be kept.”

To take part, please visit here

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