Design guidance for the implementation of the Inverness City Active Travel Network. The guidance covers route hierarchies, spaces, signage, furniture, materials, planting, and colour palette.

The design guidance spanned from the strategic scale down to the design of individual elements. Signage and furniture were designed to be bike-friendly and accessible for all. The colour palettes were designed to be visually accessible, including for people with colour blindness.

Highland Council and SUSTRANS

erz delivered design guidance for the seven new cycleways that form the new active travel network in Inverness. We also delivered more detailed design and guidance for Riverside Way, the first of the routes.

erz undertook extensive consultation for the project basing themselves on site at the River Tay embankment to undertake surveys and workshops with local people. We also held a symposium at Raigmore High School for several local schools, with a keynote address by Daisy Narayanan, director of urbanism for Sustrans.

Our work involved  route design, materiality, signage and planting design guidance that seeks to deliver intuitive wayfinding by enhancing individual sense of place for each route and connections to the neighbourhoods that the routes connect and pass through. Linear masterplans were developed for each route of this basis.

We also designed signage and furniture for the network that used existing branding and a colour palette refined by erz to reflect the local landscape, whilst still being accessible to people with colour vision impairment. The work has been rolled out across the network.