A PUBLIC drop-in event in Stirling is set to showcase the concept designs for the Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling project tomorrow.

On Wednesday, February 26, the ideas will be displayed at the Cowane Centre between 1.30pm and 6.30pm.

The project is aiming to transform two key transport routes in Stirling in a bid to make it easier and safer to travel on foot or a bike.

It is also seeking to protect the environment by making improvements to routes from the city centre to Forth Valley College, and from Stirling Station to the University of Stirling.

The scheme is a partnership between Stirling Council, Sustrans Scotland and Forth Environment Link and while it seeks to encourage active travel, it is also hoping to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and create more dynamic public spaces.

For those who are unable to drop-in during the above times, the drawings are available online.

Councillor Jim Thomson, convener of the council’s Environment and Housing Committee, said: “These ambitious plans are not just about bringing new cycle lanes to the city – we are committed to helping change how people in our communities travel and to improving our neighbourhoods.

“The provision of walking and cycling routes will have a positive impact on the environment and carbon emissions.

“It will also allow everyone to get around independently, including children and people with disabilities, while we also hope to achieve a reduction in both traffic volume and speed in our local neighbourhoods.”