This is called complete democracy. The government is asking the opinion of people before building a bridge in the city. It is something new and haven’t heard before.
The people in Perth are being asked to vote for their favourite design of a new bridge to be built across the River Tay. So, the public will have a three weeks time from Friday to comment and vote on the plans. This bridge, which will span the river from the North Inch to Isla Road at Upper Springlands,is for pedestrians and cycle riders.
The bridge project which will cost about a multi-million pound was announced in December 2007. The project is expected complete by 2011. The bridge have received £1.25m from the Big Lottery Fund. This money also will be used to make improvements to local walking and cycling routes in Perth.
Once the public opinions are drawn, the next stage in the process will involve more detailed plans being drawn up and an investigation of the proposed site will take place. It is expected that the building work will take about six and eight months to complete.
Council leader Ian Miller said that it was important for the people of Perth to get involved in the decision making process of the bridge design.
People can vote for their favourite plans on the Perth and Kinross website, or request paper copies from the council. The consultation is open until midnight on 3 September.
The Connect2 project is a partnership between the transport partnership Tactran and the transport charity Sustrans.
News Courtesy: BBC