Con­sul­ta­tion on coach drop-off and pick-up points

The Oban Times - - News -

THE HIGH­LAND Coun­cil is car­ry­ing out a con­sul­ta­tion on coach tour drop- off and pick-up points in Fort William.

The coun­cil has sent a ques­tion­naire to coach tour op­er­a­tors, Fort William Re­tail As­so­ci­a­tion, High Street busi­nesses, High­land Coun­cil pub­lic trans­port sec­tion, Lochaber Ac­cess Panel, Lochaber Cham­ber of Com­merce, Lochaber Trans­port Fo­rum, Po­lice Scot­land and ser­vice bus op­er­a­tors.

Cur­rently only ser­vice buses may use the des­ig­nated bus stops, with no des­ig­nated pick-up and drop- off points for tourist coaches.

The coun­cil say it hopes the con­sul­ta­tion will de­ter­mine an ap­pro­pri­ate place for coaches to stop to max­imise safety for pas­sen­gers and road users, re­duce in­con­ve­nience for less mo­bile pas­sen­gers, min­imise im­pact on the road net­work and en­sure the eco­nomic ben­e­fit from coach pas­sen­gers vis­it­ing Fort William.

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