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.
Important programme information for non-Local Authority community group partners to help identify routes to project delivery
In June 2023, A Place in Childhood published the findings of a report exploring how to design the built environment with and for Scotland’s young people. Six months later, Sustrans reflects on the findings and considers how this will inform infrastructure delivery going forward.
Findings from the 2021-22 evaluation of Places for Everyone have now been published and are available to the public.
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.
Key updates for partners on the programme and a timeline for applications, panels and awards
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.
Sustrans Scotland’s 2023/2024 Places for Everyone (PfE) ArtRoots grant is now open, and we would love you to consider applying.
Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit have published a StoryMap evaluation of the Wishawhill Wood path upgrade. Their findings show active travel in the area has increased two years after construction finished.
A comprehensive evaluation of the Places for Everyone programme up to the 20/21 funding year has been conducted by Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit.
The most recent funding awards for Places for Everyone projects at Developed and Technical Design (Stages 3-4) have now been announced.Applications for projects at Developed and Technical Design (Stages 3-4) were presented to The Decision Making Panel in December 2022, with awards for successful projects being made in February 2023.See list of awards.The next set…
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
The findings of a comprehensive analysis of the temporary active travel fund, Spaces for People, have been published by the Sustrans research and monitoring unit.
Street Design community engagement helps neighbourhood become safer, more vibrant, and attractive place to live.
With the deadline for Concept (Stages 0-2) approaching, we delivered an information session to community-led organisations, which had received a successful Expression of Interest outcome.
With the deadline for Concept (Stages 0-2) approaching, we outline key changes to the Places for Everyone application process and answer key questions from applicants
Sustrans’ Places for Everyone programme is again accepting applications for new and continuing active travel infrastructure projects.
We will soon be opening to new and existing project applications this summer. Here’s everything you need to know.
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.
An updated version of the Project Portal is now available to better assist partners with the management of funding applications and overall project delivery.
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.
UK-wide changes to the Highway Code are due to take effect from 29th January 2022, creating a new ‘hierarchy of road users’ which prioritises safety. So how will this affect active travel?
A range of reports and results from consultations in relation to Spaces for People
Edinburgh has opened up active travel commutes for essential workers, helping to keep the city on the move during the Covid-19 pandemic.
What do you need to know? Following Transport Scotland’s announcement, Places for Everyone is pleased to be able to confirm a significant change in the match funding requirements for projects. All projects are now eligible to receive up to 70% funding towards construction costs. In addition, the 10% cap on pre-construction funding will now only…
Using analyses of geographical data Sustrans are supporting pavement widening measures to give people more space for walking and wheeling throughout and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.
In order to respond fully to the climate crisis we need to reduce our dependency on cars altogether, not simply change the type of cars we use.
A project doesn’t need to take up a lot of space to have a big impact on the local community and area. Join Sustrans Senior Urban Designer Feras Fathallah to see how turning parking spaces into a park created a new public space in central London.
The programme will see projects across Scotland benefit from funding to create safer, more attractive and healthier places to help increase the number of everyday active journeys made across the country.
Community groups and charities across south Glasgow are celebrating after being awarded more than £100,000 from Sustrans Scotland as part of the construction of South City Way.
Part of the Meadows to George Street Public Consultation, join us as we pedestrianise one of Edinburgh most historic streets for a FREE family fun day of buskers, circus performers and incredible art installations on Sunday 9 June, 10am – 4pm.
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.
A total of 10 ambitious active travel proposals from eight local authorities have been successful in the first phase of judging of Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) competition 2018.
Sustrans Scotland are taking part in Clean Air Day in Edinburgh on 21 June as part of a push to encourage people to walk and cycle more for their everyday journeys.
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 City Council and Sustrans Scotland announce new identity of Woodside Mini Holland project as Connecting Woodside
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.
Glasgow City Council’s winning design in the Scottish Government funded Community Links PLUS competition will deliver first of its kind infrastructure in Scotland.
The year ahead promises to be incredibly exciting for delivering high quality cycling and walking infrastructure in 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.