As the Glasgow area of Woodside becomes the latest in Scotland to adopt 20mph speed limits, Sustrans Scotland Community Links PLUS Project Co-ordinator Marie Davis takes a look at what the benefits of lower speeds mean for people on foot and bike as well as for local communities.
Following the launch of the Meadows to George Street project at Edinburgh’s Summer Summit on the 21st June, City of Edinburgh Council and AECOM in partnership with Sustrans Scotland are currently gathering views to help improve walking, cycling, public spaces and accessibility for all along the route.
Sustrans Scotland’s South City Way Small Grants Fund is a fantastic opportunity for community groups to apply for up to £5,000 of funding for projects which will encourage people to walk and cycle, or help improve public spaces along the route.
Glasgow based environmental charity, South Seeds, has welcomed the planting of the first trees along the South City Way (SCW), Glasgow City Council’s winning bid to the 2016 Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) competition run by Sustrans Scotland.
The Minister for Transport and Islands Humza Yousaf MSP, today announced that five ambitious active travel proposals from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness have been successful in the final judging of the Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) competition.
“this is a fantastic example of how people can reduce their own carbon footprint through using greener modes of travel”
Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform