Saturday, January 19, 2019
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A Public meeting is to be held as Skye Cycle Way project gets ready for next phase. 

The campaign to create a safe path between the Skye Bridge and Broadford is gaining momentum as it reaches its 1-year anniversary.  Volunteers involved in the project are to host an open meeting on 8 November to update people on progress and discuss next steps.

Skye Cycle Way is a project to bring back into use the old road between Kyle and Broadford, to create a path for cyclists and walkers. It is hoped that this could provide the first stretch of an island-wide cycle network.  The project was initiated by local residents last November and now operates under the umbrella of Broadford & Strath Community Company. 

Hundreds of people responded positively to an online survey held earlier in the year.  Safety, health/fitness, community connectivity and opportunities for young people were some of the key benefits identified. Over the summer the Skye Cycle Way action group has been busy with a number of other developments. These have included an ‘action day’ to clear some of the old road of vegetation, and positive discussions with key stakeholders.

Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, which takes place in Broadford Village Hall at 6pm on Thursday 8 November. Further information about the project can be found on the Skye Cycle Way Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SkyeBikeRunWalk/ and on the Broadford & Strath Community Company website, www.broadfordandstrath.org.

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