We work with communities across Scotland to help people improve their local areas

We work with communities across Scotland to help people improve their local areas through a number of exciting and innovative projects.

Click on the links below to find out more about our work across Scotland.

  • Community Links: A Sustrans grant programme which makes Scottish Government funding available to local authorities and statutory bodies for the creation of cycling infrastructure across Scotland, including links to schools and workplaces.
  • Community Links PLUS: This design competition has encouraged local authorities to generate big, bold, and innovative ideas for infrastructure that make active travel safer, easier, and healthier. 
  • Street Design: We bring residents together to redesign their streets to create liveable spaces outside their front doors. 
  • Volunteering: We support our ever growing team of volunteers who help keep the National Cycle Network (NCN) in good shape and also help promote our work, attend events, organise rides and fundraise. We are currently recruiting volunteers to be part of the Greener Greenways Biodiversity Project which is partly funded by Scottish Natural Heritage.
  • Active Travel Champions: Champions give advice about walking and cycling and/or set up walking and cycling activities in their local workplace, university or college. They are given a full training programme and resources to enable them to do this and receive support from two Active Travel Champions Project Officers.
  • Make Your Move Kirkcaldy: A project aiming to encourage more cycling and walking in Kirkcaldy. The project was a partnership between Fife Council Transportation and Environmental Services and Sustrans, with funding from the Scottish Government and from HealthGift through the Health Lottery.