In May 2020 in partnership with the Scottish Government, Sustrans announced a £30million fund ‘Spaces for People' to aid the Local Government response to the current public health emergency. The fund is aimed at making journeys safer for cycling, walking and wheeling during and in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is designed to improve our public spaces, such as town centres, through the delivery of temporary and semi-permanent infrastructure and speed reductions to support safe active travel and assist in the recovery of our places.  

Stirling Council has successfully received £513,000 from the Sustrans Spaces for People fund. This fund should be used to protect public health in areas where footfall is particularly high, such as core retail areas. This can aid Stirling’s economic recovery in the retail and tourism sectors whilst helping minimise the risk for community transmission.

Between the 5th and 26th October 2020 Stirling Council ran a 3 week consultation with the community to direct how and where this funding should be spent.

Approximately 500 responses to this consultation were received. Council Officers, with Officers from Sustrans, assessed all responses to the consultation and have finalised the projects below for development and delivery. 


Proposed package of measures


  • Installation of 20mph limit on certain roads
  • Installation of cycle parking
  • Installation of bollard on route to High School
King's Park
  • Installation of 20mph limit on residential streets
  • Temporary changes to road markings on Laurelhill Roundabout
  • Installation of cycle parking


  • Installation of 20mph limit on Main Road and surrounding residential streets
  • Installation of cycle parking
  • Removal of barriers on old railway line and installation of shared use signs and bollards

Bridge of Allan

  • Lower speed limit from A9 Carse Rd to Keir Roundabout to 50mph.
  • Extend cycle infrastructure to junction, install dropped kerbs. Install additional protection at station, using bollards. Extend the cycle lane along the A9 from Bridge of Allan station as far as Carse Road.
  • Provide enhanced cycle parking along Henderson Street.

Raploch, Cornton & Causewayhead

  • Raploch: Installation of 20mph limit and some temporary build outs
  • Causewayhead Road: Installation of 20mph limit, temporary bus layby build outs
  • Ladysneuk Road: Installation of 20mph limit signs


  • Install entry gateway treatments
  • Add pedestrian warning markings to Station Road, near bend on way to school.




  • Installation of 20mph gateways and a 20mph limit on the A9 in Plean on the village centre section, between the roundabouts.
  • Install cycle parking in Plean Country Park
  • ‘Give Space’ poster campaign

Top O' Town

  • Installation of cycle parking


Upper Craigs


  • Installation of cycle parking
  • Addition of pedestrian warning markings to carriageway

Murray Place & King Street

  • Installation of cycle parking
  • Installation of planters and some signs

Whins of Milton

  • Introduction of 40mph limit between the Brewers Fayre, Glasgow Road, to Milton Roundabout and including Pirnhall Road and to the junction with Pirnhall roundabout.
  • ‘Give Space’ poster campaign


  • Introduction of 20mph limit
  • Installation of cycle parking



  • Introduction of 20mph limit
  • Installation of temporary zebra crossing on Main Street


  • Introduction of 20mph limit
  • ‘Give Space’ poster campaign


  • Introduce 20mph limit and provide quality cycle parking

Millennium Way 

  • Installation of bidirectional on road cycle lane, including defenders
  • Installation of some signage


The projects were noted by the Council’s Environment and Housing Committee on the 20th of January 2021 and will proceed under the delegated authority of the Chief Operating Officer for Infrastructure and Environment.

Officers then developed designs and promoted them to Ward Councillors, stakeholder groups (such as Community Councils, Business Groups, Development Trusts, Stirling Area Access Panel, Cycle Groups, etc.) as well as the wider community.

The designs were then revised following on from feedback received and will be installed in early summer of this year, initially on a temporary basis for up to 18 months. During this time we will be regularly monitoring and evaluating the project to ensure it is working as intended.

If it is shown that the project has longer term benefits outwith assisting in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and prior to the project being made permanent, there will be a statutory three-week consultation period as part of the Traffic Regulation Order process.


Last updated: Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:39 PM