West Dunbartonshire Council has been awarded £440,000 from a Scottish Government fund for pop-up travel infrastructure that could help the area’s Covid-19 recovery.

The cash comes from the Spaces for People initiative, a £30million package for temporary walking and cycling routes to make physical distancing easier following the coronavirus outbreak.

A total of £29.6m has been awarded to councils and statutory bodies across the country by Sustrans Scotland on the government’s behalf.

West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) carried out a consultation last month to find out people’s priorities for potential projects.

Measures could include road closures, giving road space over to pavements or cycle tracks, and reduced speed limits.

A council spokesperson said: “We are in the process of reviewing consultation responses as we prioritise the projects to be delivered in our town centres, schools and commuting routes.”