Street Design in Scotland

We work in partnership with local authorities and communities to develop ideas that will improve neighbourhoods and urban areas. We take the time to understand the context and aspirations of the people we are working with through structured programmes of community engagement activities and formal consultations. 

We help to encourage people to be more active by creating better quality spaces to live and travel through. By involving local residents and groups from the start, we create stronger communities and project designs and outputs which focus on the needs of the community.

What Street Design does

In partnership with the application (and supporting organisations), we will: 

  • Spend time conducting desktop research and stakeholder mapping
  • Arrange for pre works monitoring of the project area
  • Design and promote a structured programme of engagement using events, online platforms and participatory design activities
  • Work directly with communities and stakeholders to develop their design ideas
  • Ensure the design reflects local aspirations and needs by bringing ideas back to communities for validation before progressing further

Street Design Application Process 2018/19

To help organisations access Street Design as a resource, we have set up a formal application process. Interested organisations will be able to submit a proposal for a Street Design project in their area via our online application portal from 22 January 2018 by going to

We envisage being able to support two neighbourhood scale projects for the period 2018/19. For more information on the application process, please download the following documents:

Timeline for application

Date Milestone
22 January 2018 Online portal opens
02 March 2018 Online portal closes
31 March 2018 Review of applications by this date
 30 April 2018 Site visits to the four shortlisted project by this date
16 May 2018 Announcement of two successful projects by this date

Our work so far

Communities are usually disparaging of consultation, thinking it is informing not consulting. With this project I think they could see it was a true consultation and we were working with them (the residents) to jointly develop the project.

- Fife Council, Katrine Crescent Street Design Project

The initial five Street Design projects have centered on the redesign of residential areas in Moray, Fife and Dumfries and Galloway.

We have also been working in busier urban areas with completed works in The Cowgate, Kirkintilloch and Stirling Road, Dunblane. These projects have been developed in partnership with the respective local authorities, community groups and stakeholders.

Concept designs for improvements in Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire and Balloch, West Dunbartonshire have also taken place throughout 2016 and 2017. Both of these projects are being developed further by the respective local authorities, with detailed designs expected in 2018.

If you'd like to find out more about some of our projects, visit:

Sinclairtown Street Design project
Cowgate Street Design project
Pathhead Street Design project

Street design is funded by Transport Scotland, with match funding for delivery provided by Scottish Local Authorities and partner organisations.

Contact us to find out how we can work with you and your local community.