Five cycling and walking proposals from across Scotland have reached the final stage of the unique Community Links PLUS design competition, run by Sustrans Scotland and the Scottish Government.
Community Links PLUS attracted 25 applications from 24 Local Authorities across Scotland. The entries, initially narrowed down to 10 pioneering projects, sought to re-balance Scotland’s streets making walking, cycling and pedestrian access for all ages and abilities safer, easier and healthier.
The five projects selected to progress to Stage Three of the competition are:
- City Centre to West Edinburgh Urban Cycling Corridor - City of Edinburgh Council
- Woodside Mini-Holland - Glasgow City Council
- Victoria Road - Glasgow City Council
- Burnbrae: Making the Connection - East Dunbartonshire Council
- The Inverness Active Travel Network - The Highland Council
A cross-sectoral panel, made up of Neil Langhorn and Karen Furey from Transport Scotland, Stuart Watson from the Scottish Government, John Howie from NHS Health Scotland, Keith Irving from Cycling Scotland, Stuart Hay from Living Streets, Colin Howden from Transform Scotland, and Ian Findlay from Paths for All, examined the short-list of 10 projects making it to Stage Two, whittling them down to five projects from four local authorities.
What were the key criteria?
They bode well for the future of Scotland.
“ They bode well for the future of Scotland. ”