Over £8 million of Scottish Government funding through Sustrans’ Places for Everyone programme is set to transform walking, wheeling and cycling connections between Barrhead and Newton Mearns as construction begins on the Balgray Active Travel Links project.
Places for Everyone aims to make walking, wheeling, and cycling a safe and everyday option for children and young people across Scotland. Through smart intuitive designs and strategic route planning, the Walk Cycle Live Stirling project is doing exactly that.
Active travel not only benefits our health but the natural environment, too. Here we take a look at some of the ways we can maximise our climate potential and deliver projects more sustainably.
As households across Scotland look to cut costs and make healthier, more sustainable journeys, we look at how Sustrans projects in Scotland are making it easier to leave the car at home by linking active and public transport.
Backed by Places for Everyone and propelled forward by the local community, the South City Way has created a direct and safe active travel connection between Queen’s Park and Glasgow city centre.
Backed by Places for Everyone, a new 6km walking, wheeling and cycling route between Peebles and the village of Eddleston in the Scottish Borders is set to make active travel more accessible than ever.
Celebrations were felt all across Kirkwall as a new £670,000 community park and event space was officially unveiled.
Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone and ArtRoots programmes have helped fund the creation of Arcadia Park, a place where local users can walk, wheel, cycle, and spend time outdoors.
Celebrations have been held in North East Glasgow as community led neighbourhood design plans reach completion
Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit publishes latest findings after Protected Junctions trial
Sustrans’ Places for Everyone fund has helped create a new and upgraded accessible path network to connect communities to their local greenspace in the southside of Glasgow.
Street Design community engagement helps neighbourhood become safer, more vibrant, and attractive place to live.
A £1.4m Places for Everyone project aiming to create a vital walking, wheeling and cycling route on Islay is now complete.
Construction of the Raigmore Active Travel Link has now concluded, a major milestone within the wider Inverness City Active Travel Network project.
Over the next two years, two new walking, wheeling and cycling corridors will be delivered across Stirling as part of a £9.5million active travel project.
As part of the Spaces for People programme, Scottish Borders Council rolled out a temporary 20mph scheme across 97 settlements. On Thursday 16th December 2021, it was announced that 20mph will be the default speed limit across towns and villages in the Scottish Borders.
The construction phase of a new active travel bridge across the Forth & Clyde Canal in North Glasgow is now complete and is on track to open to the public in September.
The restoration of West Blackhall Street, Greenock, as a bustling and vibrant hub has edged yet closer to reality with the award of new Places for Everyone funding.
Construction has begun on a new £19.4 million walking, wheeling and cycling route in the centre of Edinburgh.
Opening Kelvin Way to walking, cycling and wheeling has created opportunities for exercise, play and connection during the pandemic.
The success of opening up Union Street in Dundee to walking, wheeling and cycling in the wake of Covid-19 has inspired the communities across the UK to reimagine their local spaces.
Access points to Glasgow Queen Street and Central railway stations benefit from temporary Spaces for People public health improvements to help protect passengers against Covid-19.
Clackmannanshire Council are introducing temporary measures around schools in order to help children, parents and teachers physically distance on the school run
Local businesses in Stonehaven are able to trade again safely thanks to physical distancing measures introduced by Aberdeenshire Council as part of their Spaces for People project.
Through its Spaces for People bid, The Highland Council has made changes to make it easier for people with disabilities and additional mobility requirements to walk, cycle and wheel around Inverness.
A new community artwork has been installed on Victoria Road in Govanhill using the Sustrans’ South City Way Small Grants Fund with three more still to come.
Sustrans’ South City Way Small Grants Fund has helped to support a Glasgow community association brighten its youth space with a new and iconic community mural.
A disused railway line linking two Midlothian communities has been transformed into a safe, traffic free walking and cycling route by Sustrans Scotland’s Engineering team.
Community development trusts in Alyth, Blairgowrie and Rattray, and Coupar Angus have been working together to encourage walking and cycling between their villages.
Barriers to walking and cycling, identified by residents in Clydebank, has led to a local community centre creating an accessible route to the nearby canal.
Our Behaviour Change Team looks at how community organisations can use their experience and connections to lead the design process.
Behaviour Change Officer Chris James looks at how a local authority and a development trust worked together to change travel in Clackmannan.
The Sustrans Scotland Behavior Change team look at how supporting local organisations opens cycling up to new audiences.