Inverness Walking and Cycling Index

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

Investing in walking, wheeling, cycling and public transport will help realise a positive vision of Inverness' future, for locals and visitors alike.

Every year, walking and cycling in Inverness results in:


serious long-term health conditions prevented

£58.5 million

in economic benefit for individuals and the region

3,300 tonnes

of greenhouse gas emissions saved

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Up to 16,000

cars taken off the road every day

Wheelchair user in city centre by the river

Greg, wheelchair user

Being outdoors really boosts my mood, so I go for a walk along the river every day. It’s also a nice way to meet others and have a chat.

I’ve been using a wheelchair since 2018. The design of walking paths can be challenging, and even dangerous at times. Wheelchair users struggle with narrow and uneven pavements.

More space and better surfaces would make life much easier. The surface around Eden Court is great – it’s like wheeling on butter!

I’m lucky to have a wheelchair adaptation called a free wheel, which gives me more control and stability. But even then, I still have to contend with cars parked at dropped kerbs, and green man crossing times that are too short.

Inverness Walking and Cycling Index report front cover

Download the Inverness Walking and Cycling Index

See Inverness' vision for walking, wheeling and cycling.

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

Inverness resident Judith reveals what it’s like to use an e-bike as a main form of transport.

Inverness through the years

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

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