The Inverness Heritage Trail Project is primarily about greater accessibility to the Inverness port area as a destination and active travel corridor. TGP were commissioned by the Port of Inverness with Sustrans funding to develop public realm and active travel design proposals at the National Cycle Route to the north of the city centre at Shore Street, Cromwell Road and Longman Drive in Inverness. There are a number of other active projects in and around Inverness, which are in close proximity to the Inverness Heritage Trail. These include several projects embedded as part of the Inverness City Active Travel Network (West Link active travel infrastructure, Inverness Railway Station cycle parking infrastructure, Safer Routes to School interventions).
Critical to ensuring the project delivers real improvements to the port area and how users engage with the various facilities available to them, was an extensive programme of engagement with the public. In addition to the public exhibitions, a Commonplace project web page was launched early this year to understand the user group and public needs, the continuation of this tool as an engagement platform will allow progressive feedback from the public and allow the design team to share the evolving proposals.