Public Realm & Access Study

A study looking at improving links between Ardrishaig and Lochgilphead via the towpath.

The purpose of the Public Realm & Access Study is to develop detailed design proposals for a number of access and public realm improvements to provide better cycling and walking connections between Ardrishaig and Lochgilphead using the Crinan Canal towpath.

This commission is being funded by SUSTRANS and will focus on improving the ease and attractiveness of walking and cycling between Ardrishaig and Lochgilphead particularly at the Corran Roundabout, Ardrishaig village centre and Pier Square.

Crinan Corridor: Rethink the Link, the community charrette held in 2016, identified a number of key challenges facing the area in terms of the need to better connect communities with the canal; the need to encourage people to stop in Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig instead of travelling through the area; the desire to create a continuous, attractive waterside route to encourage cyclists and walkers to use the towpath; and easier crossings for cyclists and pedestrians at key locations mentioned above.