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Spaces for People Research Resources

Spaces for People is the Scottish Government’s temporary active travel infrastructure programme, administered by Sustrans Scotland. It was launched in May 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 crisis. The programme allocated a total of £33m for active travel infrastructure measures. 34 partners, mostly local authorities, claimed funding through the programme for a range of…

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How a road closure in Glasgow has made locals feel safer and more connected

Opening Kelvin Way to walking, cycling and wheeling has created opportunities for exercise, play and connection during the pandemic. In spring 2020, Glasgow City council launched its Spaces for People project in partnership with Sustrans Scotland. The temporary changes across Glasgow support physical distancing and active travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Temporary cycle lanes have…

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Monitoring active travel infrastructure during Covid-19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01dM3TJ0du0 Dynamic engagement Monitoring and evaluating the impact of Spaces for People projects is more important than ever before due to the limited opportunity for engagement on temporary emergency measures that are being introduced. Sustrans offer a broad range of monitoring techniques in support of this to help assess how Spaces for People projects are…

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Places for Everyone match funding changes support active travel projects in Scotland

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…

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Access for all – designing inclusive spaces

https://youtu.be/IrQ0frPWk88 Inclusivity in Infrastructure Temporary measures introduced through Spaces for People are designed to protect public health and facilitate essential journeys for all groups, including those with additional support and mobility needs. In support of this, Sustrans are working closely with local authorities to ensure that people with disabilities and other affected groups are considered…

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