Three projects that will support active travel in Dundee have been approved by the city council.
More than £450,000 has been made available to Dundee City Council through the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People Fund.
One of the projects will see the creation of 20mph zones in Broughty Ferry, the Perth Road area, Douglas and Fintry.
The city centre’s Union Street will be closed to vehicles and areas with high levels of pedestrian and cycling activities will have temporary measures introduced to “reduce through traffic”.
It is hoped the work will begin in the “coming days” and help mitigate the risk of a second wave of coronavirus in Dundee by encouraging social distancing.
Alan Ross, city development convener, said: “Covid-19 has presented us all with a public health emergency and these measures are a further step by the council to help protect the people of Dundee as we move into the next stage of the pandemic.
“It doesn’t take long for good habits to form and when these measures are in place people will quickly get used to being able to use walking and cycling as safe and enjoyable ways of protecting public health, supporting physical distancing and prevent a second wave of the coronavrius in the period after we come out of the current lockdown.”
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