Our work in Scotland

We provide advice, support and funding that makes it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle for everyday journeys.

Sustrans in Scotland

1,643 miles

of National Cycle Network routes in Scotland

90 million

annual cycling and walking trips on the National Cycle Network

Over 17,000

schoolchildren engaged in the I Bike programme

Over 250 projects

in development as part of Places for Everyone

Places for Everyone

Funded by the Scottish Government, Places for Everyone is Sustrans’ permanent infrastructure fund for Scotland.

Places for Everyone provides advice, support, expertise and funding for the creation of infrastructure which makes it easier for people to walk, wheel and cycle for more of their everyday journeys.

We currently have more than 250 projects at various stages of development, ranging from multi-million pound transformations in cities to new walking routes between some of our smallest communities.

  • Visit our partner landing page to learn more about the programme and how you could get funding.
  • Learn more about some of the Places for Everyone projects we’ve delivered with partners all across Scotland.
  • For any questions about the fund, contact our dedicated team for further advice and support.
Woman walking dog on rural path

The National Cycle Network in Scotland

We are custodians of the National Cycle Network in Scotland, a network of signed paths and routes for walking, wheeling, cycling.


While much of the Network belongs to various landowners, who are ultimately responsible for their own stretch, Sustrans staff and volunteers help them to maintain, improve and develop their routes.


Our vision is to work at pace and scale with these partners with funding from Transport Scotland to create a network of traffic-free paths for everyone, connecting cities, towns and countryside and loved by the communities they serve.


The National Cycle Network in Scotland

Policy and influencing

Sustrans Scotland successfully influences policy development to ensure that active travel is prioritised when it comes to transport decarbonisation, planning and town centre regeneration.

We work closely with the Scottish Government, local authorities, government agencies and elected officials in order to achieve this aim.

We also work in partnership with cities on the Walking and Cycling Index. These annual reports inform policy decisions and justify investment in walking, wheeling and cycling.

Read the Walking and Cycling Index for Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling.

Read our position on integrating walking and cycling with public transport


Street Design and Pocket Places

Award-winning design and engagement service, empowering communities to transform their neighbourhoods and urban spaces.

Through our Street Design and Pocket Places programmes, we support community-led design that puts residents' ideas and views at the forefront of decisions.

Street Design in Scotland

Pocket Places Scotland

Transforming the school run

Sustrans works with schools and partners to encourage participation in active travel among all young people, especially those who face barriers.

Commuters take bikes from a cycle share scheme in Edinburgh

Strategic Partnerships

We work closely with local authorities, national organisations, public transport providers and regional transport partnerships across Scotland.

We share knowledge and expertise to guide active travel strategies, propose innovative tools, and develop quality projects.

Partnership working in Scotland


Our campaign aims to address the barriers faced by teenage girls and young women when cycling.

Find out more about #AndSheCycles

Funded by Transport Scotland, we’ve used our knowledge and experience to back hundreds of projects across Scotland.

Give it a Go

We want to make it easier for the 1.4 million people aged 50-69 living in Scotland to leave the car at home.

Are you ready to Give it a Go?

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