Transport and Roads

February 2008

8.1 Car Ownership

Table 10: Strachur and District
Argyll & Bute Scotland
Number of cars 479 40,106 2,044,018
Cars per household 1.27 1.02 0.93
Households with no car 53 10,859 750,422
Households with no car as a % of total 14.0% 27.8% 34.2%

Source 2001 Census

8.2 Public Transport

West Coast Motors Bus Service
Number 484: Dunoon - Strachur - Lochgoilhead - Carrick Castle
Number 476/486: Dunoon - Strachur - Cairndow - Inveraray

8.3    Community Transport

There is no community transport available from Strachur, although the Lochgoil Community Bus is available to hire by any community group in the area. A car share scheme is being explored by the RUN Women’s Network.

The Interloch community transport service is also available.

8.4    Roads and Traffic management

Roads: The condition of road surfaces in the district has become a problem in recent years. Much of this is put down to the size and weight of modern lorries, particularly those carrying timber in this area.

The lack of scrub maintenance beside all classes of road has also been raised recently as an issue, both from a road safety and an amenity point of view.

Three particular stretches of road locally are not popular with residents:

Traffic: Over the past four years, two 40mph zones have been introduced on the A815, which runs between Cairndow and Dunoon through the district.
The first - between the Creggans and the ‘crossroads’, Strachur, and also between the A815 (the Bay junction), down Loch Fyne side to Letters, Strathlachlan -  was introduced in 2003.
Since 2006, St Catherines also has a new 40mph zone through the village.

Strategic Issues

Inadequate bus service in evenings and weekends.

Concern over single track road from Strachur Bay to Tigh na Criche, as well as the road from Strachur Primary school to the A815 at the ‘crossroads’.

Speeding and overtaking traffic through 40mph zones.

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