‘Strath’ path could im­prove safety

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

A path be­tween Strathkin­ness and St An­drews would cre­ate a safer route for walk­ers and cy­clists, it has been claimed.

North-East Fife SNP MP Stephen Gethins and SNP coun­cil­lor Ann Verner have joined forces to make the sought-af­ter path a re­al­ity.

They say the route run­ning along­side the High Road would also ad­dress con­cerns about in­fre­quent bus ser­vices.

Ms Verner, who lives in Strathkin­ness, said a path would cut car jour­neys and en­cour­age peo­ple to walk from St An­drews.

“A foot­path would be a huge ben­e­fit for so many peo­ple in Strath and I have made the case for this to Fife Coun­cil,” she said.

“We are not talk­ing about a huge dis­tance; just the sec­tion where the pave­ments on ei­ther side need linked.”

Mr Gethins added: “So many com­mu­ni­ties are en­joy­ing the ben­e­fits of walk­ways and cy­cle paths, and peo­ple liv­ing in Strathkin­ness also de­serve to be able to walk or cy­cle into St An­drews safely via this route.”

Fife Coun­cil said it would look into fund­ing for the project.

Call­ing for a path: MP Stephen Gethins and Coun­cil­lor Verner.

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