East Ayrshire Council is set to receive £555,000 for active travel infrastructure.

The council secured funding from Spaces for People, a new, temporary infrastructure programme, which offers funding and support to make it safer for people who choose to walk, cycle or wheel during COVID-19.

Ayrshire Roads Alliance is currently reviewing possible measures which could be put in place and all suggestions put forward by communities will be considered.

Priority areas for temporary pavement widening and enhanced waiting areas will be considered at pharmacies and health centres, key services and public buildings, access to shops access to schools, and pinch points on pavements.

Other measures could include road closures using planters or cones, reallocating road space for wider footways, reallocating road space for cycle tracks, reallocating parking and loading, reduced speed limits and/or traffic calming measures, and cycle parking.

Web pages where residents will be able to leave comments on any proposals put forward by the council or suggest any locations in which they think improvements could be made are expected to go live in the next couple of weeks.