Published: 5th MARCH 2019

Street Design in Scotland

Funded by the Scottish Government, Sustrans Scotland’s Street Design Programme is an award-winning design and engagement service, empowering communities to transform their neighbourhoods and urban spaces. We know that spaces designed around people are good for walking, cycling and also for our physical and social health.

cutting the ribbon with the community to celebrate new street design in Dumfries

What outcomes can be achieved through a Street Design project?

  • stronger communities
  • more walking, cycling and wheeling
  • better quality places
  • support the need for change.

How can Street Design help you?

In one year, the Street Design team will work in partnership with you to deliver four key elements, described below:

  • concept design
  • fully engaged community
  • recommendations on behaviour change measures
  • monitoring and evaluation framework.

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to local authorities, constituted community groups, other public agencies and statutory bodies can be the lead applicant. Applications that demonstrate a partnership approach will score more highly.

All applicants are required to demonstrate that the local authority supports the application.

How can you apply?

We are currently closed to applications at this time.

If you are considering a future application to Street Design, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the team to register your interest by emailing You may also find the Street Design Guide for Applicants 2020-21 helpful. 

Our sister programme Pocket Places is currently accepting Expressions of Interest. Our next deadline for reviewing Expressions of Interests will be 26 March 2021 for projects starting in June 2021. Please visit the Pocket Places webpage for more information.  

Downloadable documents

Street design 2019/20 Projects

Hurlford: Reimagining a village centre, East Ayrshire Council

An exciting project to re-imagine Hurlford Village Centre. Our aim is to celebrate local history and heritage while providing access for all. We are collaborating with the community to create a concept design that makes the village centre feel safer and easier to travel through and more attractive to spend time in.

Wick: Making the high street more vibrant and accessible, The Highland Council, Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council

As part of the wider Wick Town Centre Regeneration Project, the project is focused on improving the pedestrianized zone of the High Street including Market Square, and the two signalised pedestrian crossings on Bridge Street.

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