A9 dualling Dalraddy-Kincraig Cycle/Accessibility Audit: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Information requested

Could you forward me a copy of the Safety Audit and associated independent audit relating to the pathway please.


Please find attached a copy of the Stage 3 Cycle/Accessibility Audit.

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Stage 3 Cycle/Accessibility

The Stage 3 Cycle/Accessibility Audit has been carried out in accordance with the requirements of ‘Cycling by Design 2010’.

The Stage 3 Cycle/Accessibility Audit raised a total of twenty four “Problems”. Of these, twenty have been resolved by the contractor undertaking completion works, one is outstanding and works to resolve this is due to be completed in summer 2019, and three have been resolved through the Designer’s response to the Audit. For information I have provided a summary of the Designer’s response and the works due to be complete below.

3.1 – The Designer has responded: Provision of signage is out with the remit of this scheme.
3.13 – The Designer has responded: The junction crossing has been located away from the A9 carriageway to ensure both motorists and cyclists have sufficient visibility when approaching the crossing point. The give way markings on approach to the junction highlight to cyclists the need to slow down and give way. This will allow cyclists to position themselves to cross the junction safely.
3.24 – The Designer has responded: Physical constraints dictated the line of the NMU through this location. As NMUs have to slow down and open the gates this is not considered a hazard.
3.18 – The Contractor has confirmed that works to resolve this are due to be complete in summer 2019.

I hope the above information and enclosed cycle/accessibility audit is helpful.

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FOI-19-01671 - Information Released


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