This is the third of three virtual engagement sessions for the Kincardine – Places for Everyone project. HarrisonStevens virtually brought together the proposals for the Feregait Junction, North Approach Road, and the High Street, that aim to improve public realm, accessibility and transport links in and around Kincardine.
To be able to carry out successful community consultation, Covid-19 has forced us to re-evaluate our strategy and think outside the box. With the help of ARUP we have created a virtual engagement room, a community engagement tool that is not just important, it has now become imperative. We hope that Kincardine residents and visitors alike will enjoy navigating around the room and take their time to read through the boards at their own pace.
HarrisonStevens have engaged with the residents throughout the entire progress of this project and the design proposals for the reimagining of the high street include widening the pedestrian footpaths, improving the landscape and creating rain gardens with play elements, restricting vehicular access on the High Street and making it a cycle-friendly route, improving public realm as well as new seating and lighting. One of our main goals was for the people of all ages to claim back the High Street, which had become dominated by buses and cars. We were driven to create an incidental playable space in an urban setting where recreational features such as landscaping or high-quality public art make it playable and fun. These informal play elements set in the landscape are to encourage families to spend more time on the High Street, more dwell time more spend time, which would be great news for the businesses on the High Street.
Initiated by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and supported by Sustrans, we encourage people from and around Kincardine to take part in this last consultation and have their say in making the town more accessible for people walking and cycling.
Please follow this link to the Virtual engagement room