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Community Links PLUS expert judging panel announced

A group of Scotland’s foremost transport and planning experts has been selected to assess bids for groundbreaking community-led active travels schemes across the country.

The Scottish Government Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf, welcomed the announcement and said he was confident the panel would select a blueprint that would improve cycling and walking infrastructure in Scotland for years to come.

The judges, who will be chaired by Roy Brannen, Chief Executive of Transport Scotland, will meet on 12 July 2016 to decide upon a winner from five game-changing projects aimed at enabling more walking and cycling as part of the Community Links PLUS design competition developed by Sustrans Scotland. The shortlisted finalists include two submissions from Glasgow and one each from Edinburgh, East Dunbartonshire and Inverness.

The winning project will receive substantial funding from Transport Scotland to deliver an exemplary design that demonstrates the many benefits that well-designed cycling and walking infrastructure can bring, by making places safer, easier to use, healthier, cleaner, more attractive and successful

For further information visit the Sustrans website.

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