South City Way

The winner of the inaugural 2015-16 competition was Glasgow City Council’s ‘South City Way’ project.

segregated cycleway

This will see the creation of a 3km segregated cycleway from the densely-populated Southside of Glasgow into the city centre, running from Queen’s Park, along Victoria Road, to the Merchant City district.

Vibrant Streets

The project will also improve facilities for those on foot, creating more vibrant streets and improving the look and feel of the area.

Victoria Road- South City Way

project updates & events

  • June 7, 2018
    South City Way Small Grants Fund
    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.
  • April 10, 2018
    First trees planted on South City Way
    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.
  • December 4, 2017
    Works Commence on Community Links PLUS Project in Glasgow
    Glasgow City Council’s winning design in the Scottish Government funded Community Links PLUS competition will deliver first of its kind infrastructure in Scotland.

Cohesive Network

The South City Way will help give the city one of the most cohesive, high-quality urban cycle networks in the UK. Glasgow City Council was awarded £3,250,000, which they are match funding to create a total project fund of £6,500,000.

timeline

These are some of the key milestones for the South City Way project.
  • August 2016

    The South City Way is named the first winner of Community Links PLUS

  • May 2017

    Engagement event for local businesses at Govanhill Baths

  • December 2017

    Groundbreaking ceremony with the Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf MSP

  • Summer 2018

    Phase 1 on the south of Victoria Road completed; Phase 2 begun

  • Summer 2019

    South City Way due to be completed

“Glasgow City Council has shown real ambition and vision... for people who choose to walk or cycle along a major commuter belt”

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands

Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling

Two key active travel routes that would allow Stirling to operate as a sustainable and vibrant city which is attractive to businesses, residents and visitors.

safe & attractive

Central to Stirling Council’s vision is the development of a safe and attractive network linking residential areas and the city centre with key destinations including Stirling University, Forth Valley College, Castle Business Park, Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. The City Boulevard route will improve the environment and streetscape along the A811 from Dumbarton Road, along Albert Place, to Upper Craigs. This includes wider pavements, creating a boulevard feel and connecting the city centre to the proposed new City Park.

Local Benefits

The University Route will improve the environment and streetscape along Goosecroft Road, Cowane Street, Lower Bridge Street and Back O’Hill Road, making these roads accessible to all users and redesigning road crossings to improve accessibility.

project updates & events

  • September 18, 2017
    Five Community Links PLUS projects win funding
    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.

Integrated Network

The integrated network would act as a direct link between the city centre and Stirling Bridge, and connect onwards to the communities of Raploch, Cornton, Causewayhead and Bridge of Allan, as well as the campus of the University of Stirling.

timeline

These are some of the key milestones for the Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling project.
  • September 2017

    Walk, Cycle, Live Stirling is announced as one of the winners of Community Links PLUS 2016-17

  • Spring 2018

    Start of extensive programme of engagement

  • Summer 2018

    Detailed design work due to be completed

  • Spring 2019

    Construction due to begin

  • Spring 2020

    Construction due to be completed

“a bold step towards a healthier, more sustainable and vibrant Scotland which designs places around the needs of people over vehicular access"

Daisy Narayanan, Sustrans Scotland Deputy Director

Inverness City Active Travel Network

At the heart of The Highland Council’s project is the aim to create an active city fit for the future which will promote active travel, improve community health and reduce congestion.

seamless & segregated

This ambitious project will strengthen existing infrastructure, improving connections between the city’s communities and the city centre, developing seamless and segregated cycle-friendly routes along Millburn Road, Academy Street and the Raigmore Interchange. Millburn Road in particular will be transformed, with the creation of a fully segregated cycle path, a westbound bus lane and a new footpath, transforming the area into a less congested and more walking and cycle-friendly area.

Local Benefits

The benefits of the Inverness City Active Travel Network will be spread across the city. As well as the Millburn Road changes, Academy Street will be improved for those walking and cycling, tying in with the proposals fro the transformation of the Station Square.

project updates & events

  • September 18, 2017
    Five Community Links PLUS projects win funding
    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.

Accessible Route

Further afield, a new ramp will be built from the Raigmore Interchange to the Golden Bridge, creating a more accessible walking and cycling route to the Inverness Campus.

timeline

These are some of the key milestones for the Inverness City Active Travel Network project.
  • September 2017

    Inverness City Active Travel Network is announced as one of the winners of Community Links PLUS 2016-17

  • Winter 2017

    Preliminary design due to begin

  • Winter 2018

    Construction of city centre section due to begin

  • Spring 2019

    Detailed design due to be completed

  • Summer 2020

    Construction due to be completed

"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

West Edinburgh Active Travel Network

This project will transform the west of Edinburgh into high quality Dutch-inspired cycle and pedestrian friendly neighbourhood.

direct route

This project will see the creation of an attractive, direct and convenient cycling and walking route, connecting the Gyle and Edinburgh Park business districts to communities to the north and south.

Connecting Locations

The West Edinburgh Active Travel Network will connect popular locations within a cycleable distance of 1-5km. These include the campuses of Edinburgh Napier and Heriot Watt univerisities; the Gyle shopping centre and business park; new housing developments at East Craigs and Cammo; and the existing communities of Stenhouse, Broomhouse, Saughton, Sighthill and Wester Hailes.

project updates & events

  • September 18, 2017
    Five Community Links PLUS projects win funding
    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.

Walking & Cycling Hotspot

The project will transform one of the most car dominated parts of Edinburgh into a walking and cycling hotspot.

timeline

These are some of the key milestones for the West Edinburgh Active Travel Network project.
  • September 2017

    West Edinburgh Active Travel Network is announced as one of the winners of Community Links PLUS 2016-17

  • Winter 2017

    Feasibility design due to begin

  • Winter 2018

    Preliminary design due to begin

  • Autumn 2020

    Detailed design due to be completed

  • Autumn 2021

    Construction due to be completed

"more people across Scotland will be able to enjoy the benefits of greener and healthier modes of transport"

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands

Meadows to George Street

The project will see a major redesign of walking and cycling in the city, creating safe, coherent and attractive routes through the city centre.

direct cycle link

This project will create a direct cycle link between the Meadows and George Street, connecting the Old and New Towns along Hanover Street, The Mound, Bank Street, North Bank Street, George IV Bridge and Forrest Road.

Safe & Attractive

The project will create safe, coherent and attractive routes through the city centre.

project updates & events

  • September 18, 2017
    Five Community Links PLUS projects win funding
    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.

Strategic Infrastructure

With over one third of people in Edinburgh already cycling at least once a month and a total of 16.5 million bike journeys made annually, the implementation of strategic cycle infrastructure in this central location has the potential to greatly increase this level and encourage cycling as the favoured commute option city-wide.

timeline

These are some of the key milestones for the Meadows to George Street project.
  • September 2017

    Meadows to George Street is announced as one of the winners of Community Links PLUS 2016-17

  • Winter 2017

    Feasibility design due to begin

  • Winter 2018

    Preliminary design due to begin

  • Autumn 2019

    Detailed design due to be begin

  • Autumn 2021

    Construction due to be completed

“The expert panel who evaluated the bids were impressed by the local authorities’ high level of design and innovation”

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands

Connecting Woodside

This project takes inspiration from transport infrastructure in the Netherlands and will deliver an exemplary walking and cycle-friendly neighbourhood in the Woodside community.

segregated cycling

The project includes segregated cycle routes which connect up with existing and future developments as part of Glasgow’s City Council’s wider vision for transport across the city. Segregated routes along the length of St George’s Road and Woodlands Road will connect through Charing Cross to the Sauchiehall Street ‘Avenue’ cycleway. The new route down Garscube Road will link to the Forth and Clyde Canal and the ‘Metal Petals’ underpass, connecting to the City Centre at Cowcaddens. Expanding the cycle network into the city centre will help encourage walking, cycling, scooting and wheeling as the favoured commuter options.

Major Redesign

Pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities at St George’s Cross Subway station will also undergo major redesign, improving the accessibility of the station and the surrounding streets.

project updates & events

  • August 27, 2018
    Connecting Woodside introduces 20mph zone
    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.
  • April 30, 2018
    Multi-million pound active travel project in Glasgow rebrands
    Glasgow City Council and Sustrans Scotland announce new identity of Woodside Mini Holland project as Connecting Woodside
  • September 18, 2017
    Five Community Links PLUS projects win funding
    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.

Community Benefits

In addition to the health and wellbeing benefits that the project will bring to the community, the creation of Connecting Woodside will strengthen local economies and increase road safety.

timeline

These are some of the key milestones for the Connecting Woodside project.
  • September 2017

    Connecting Woodside is announced as one of the winners of Community Links PLUS 2016-17

  • Spring 2018

    Work on Sauchiehall Street 'Avenue' due to begin

  • Summer 2018

    Installation of residential cycle parking due to begin

  • Winter 2019

    Work on Garscube Road due to begin

  • Autumn 2020

    Construction due to be completed

"Glasgow City Council has shown real ambition and vision"

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport & the Islands