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 https://scotlandportal.sustrans.org.uk.
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:
- Offer- Document A: sets out what Street Design is, what we do and produce, and brief case studies of past projects
- Criteria- Document B: sets out the essential criteria for applicants
- Guide- Document C: provides detailed information on the online application form
Timeline for application
|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. ”
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:
Street design is funded by Transport Scotland, with match funding for delivery provided by Scottish Local Authorities and partner organisations.