Dunfermline Walking and Cycling Index

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

The first Index for Dunfermline comes at a pivotal moment, as the new city embarks upon changes to make walking, wheeling and cycling easy and accessible for everyone.

Every year, walking and cycling in Dunfermline results in:


serious long-term health conditions prevented

£39.2 million

in economic benefit for individuals and the region

1,900 tonnes

of greenhouse gas emissions saved

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Up to 13,000

cars taken off the road every day

Man cycling on shared-use path, by Fife College Campus

Steve, new cyclist

When the e-bike scheme was introduced at Fife College, I thought I could try cycling to work.

My commute is around 2 miles, and driving has always seemed the most convenient option. This was before I realised how beneficial the e-bike is!

My fuel bill has reduced significantly, it is almost as fast as driving, and I get some fresh air and exercise in the morning.

I wish there were more cycle lanes and secure cycle parking in Dunfermline. I believe it would help people switch from driving to cycling more easily

Dunfermline Walking and Cycling Index report front cover

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

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

Dunfermline resident Dionne shares her experience walking with a buggy in the city.

Cyclists enjoying Quietways 1 route through south east London

Our methods and data sources

Data and methodologies for our 2023 reports.

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