A new walking and cycling route in the north of Glasgow, the regeneration of Ayr town centre and green infrastructure travel links in Aberdeen, are amongst a number of active travel projects revealed by the Scottish Government last week.

The projects are amongst more than 200 across Scotland receiving a total of £27 million of funding through walking and cycling charity, Sustrans Scotland’s and Transport Scotland’s flagship programme, Places for Everyone, which provides advice, support and infrastructure for walking and cycling. Details of the programme’s major projects were announced in Perth in July. 

By improving walking, cycling and wheeling links in communities across the country, and making it safer and easier for people to choose more active and sustainable ways of travelling for shorter journeys, the projects will also be supporting Government’s priorities to reduce carbon emissions from transport. This investment is part of the Scottish Government’s £80m active travel budget.

Details of the first of the projects are available on the Places for Everyone website.

Sustrans Scotland launched the Places for Everyone fund in March 2019. The fund is a combination of what was previously known as the Community Links, Community Links PLUS and Safer Routes to Schools funds. Places for Everyone is supported by Transport Scotland to invest in projects that create safer, more attractive streets and places for people to walk, cycle and wheel in.