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'Spider' network of footpaths and cycleways for Inverness?

Proposal one of several considered for future growth of Highland capital

A network of streets, footpaths and cycleways nicknamed “the Spider” is being proposed in Inverness to make it easier for people to get around the Highland capital.

The proposal is one of a series of options being put forward in a document outlining plans for the city’s growth called Inverness City Vision, compiled by Highland Council.

The report's authors say that creating high quality routes for pedestrians and cyclists could make it easier for young people, families and older residents to get around Inverness, and would involve a close examination of existing infrastructure and consideration of how improvements could be made, for example through integrating transport options with design elements such as public art.

The document, which expands on proposals first drawn up in 2003, will now be considered further by local councilors.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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