Dundee Walking and Cycling Index

Formerly known as Bike Life, this is the UK's biggest ever study of walking, wheeling and cycling.

Exciting projects are being implemented city-wide, to ensure that people from all areas of Dundee can unlock the benefits of active travel and improved public realm.

Every year, walking and cycling in Dundee results in:


serious long-term health conditions prevented

£81.5 million

in economic benefit for individuals and the region

4,800 tonnes

of greenhouse gas emissions saved

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Up to 32,000

cars taken off the road every day

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Claire, car-free family

After always having owned a car, I gave mine up a few years ago. I made this choice mainly for environmental reasons, but I also felt the need to reconnect with my neighbourhood and community. Equally important, I wanted to set an example for my young daughter and show her that it’s possible to travel actively.

Now we use public transport, we walk, and we cycle – it has become our new normal. My daughter finds taking the bus and cycling very exciting, and every trip is an adventure.

We only cycle together on traffic-free routes, as I don’t feel safe enough to take a toddler on roads surrounded by cars. I wish it were less convenient for cars to get around town; I’m sure more people would cycle and take the bus!

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Download the Dundee Walking and Cycling Index

See Dundee's vision for walking, wheeling and cycling.

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This report is also available in a text-only format.

Dundee resident Frances discusses the importance of her powered wheelchair to her mental and physical wellbeing.

Dundee through the years

This is the third time we've collaborated with Dundee City Council to survey active travel in the city. Download our previous reports:

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