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Our work in Scotland

Sustrans Scotland works closely with communities, the Scottish Government, local authorities and other partners to ensure that the people of Scotland have access to a network of safe walking and cycling routes.

Sustrans Scotland works closely with communities, the Scottish Government, local authorities and other partners to ensure that the people of Scotland have access to a network of safe walking and cycling routes, making Scotland a healthy, happy place to live, work and play, and a sustainable and beautiful tourist destination.

Our mission is to work every day on practical solutions to the transport challenges facing us all. Our objectives are to:

  • Make local environments safe and attractive for walking and cycling.

  • Support and encourage individuals to make more sustainable and healthy travel choices.

  • Influence policy makers and wider civic society.
     

Improving Environments

Community LinksOur grant programme, Community Links, makes Scottish Government funding available to local authorities and statutory bodies for the creation of cycling infrastructure across Scotland, including links to schools and workplaces.


National Cycle Network: There are more than 2000 miles of National Cycle Network (NCN) in Scotland. Sustrans works with partners to improve the NCN through our Community Links programme, signage initiatives, Connect2 and route development schemes.


Street Design: Our Street Design work brings residents together to redesign their streets and create liveable spaces outside their front doors.


Connect 2: Between 2008 and 2013, our Connect2 projects in Dumfries, Hamilton, Glasgow and Falkirk created vital links that connected people to the places they wanted to reach by foot and bike.


Make your move Kirkcaldy: Sustrans is working with Fife Council on an ambitious five-year project to help make the town a more attractive place to walkand cycle in.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting People

School Travel: Through our School Travel Programme we work closely with local authorities and other partners to enable more children to walk and cycle to school. Our I Bike officers  are working directly with schools to help create a cycling culture and get more children on their bikes.
Active Travel Champions: Our Active Travel Champions programme recruits and trains volunteers to encourage and inspire people in workplaces, education and community groups to become more active. 
Partnership projects: We have staff working on specific projects with local authorities in Glasgow, Edinburgh (Active Travel Action Plan) and Fife (Make Your Move Kirkcaldy), and in the HITRANS and SPT areas.   

Volunteers: We support our ever growing team of volunteers who help keep the NCN in good shape and also help promote our work, attend events, organise rides and fundraise.

 

Find our more about being a Sustrans Volunteer Ranger in Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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