Burntisland Paths, Pavements and Open Spaces
The aim of this group is to improve conditions for walking, cycling and enjoying outdoor activities by looking at issues (and opportunities) with paths, pavements (damaged or needing extra dropped kerbs), playparks (existing and potential), beaches, woodland, open spaces etc.
NOTE the drawn area is arbitrary. The inclusion of Auchtertool is mostly because it’s in the same Fife Council ward as Burntisland and a ‘destination’ which would benefit from improvements to walk/cycle routes (or creation of new ones).
A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.
Often talked about
aspiration in FifePlan
Well used, but narrow, path.
Downhill section owned by FC, rest Forth Ports.
Before the railway came the Lammerlaws (Lamberlaws on some maps) stretched inland almost as far as the Parish Church.
Now it’s mostly thought of as the name for the ‘wild’ bit of the peninsula at the of Lammerlaws Road.
The Community Council produced an improvement plan for the area in 2018.
The ambition has since been scaled back.
The area is part of an SSSI so any work requires permission from SNH. It is expected to be given.
Has survived for 80 years and has recently attracted a small amount of vandalism
Needs a plan for conservation/interpretation
Presumed to be owned by FC
Concern at September Community Council about need for barrier to discourage young people from running into the road on way to Music Hall.
Current DfT consultations.
Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:
8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.
Objectives regarding Cycling:
• Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
• By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people