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Sustrans Grants for Community Infrastructure

The Community Links Programme is a grant scheme that provides match funding for the creation of cycling network infrastructure in Scotland for everyday journeys.

In the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design in 2016 Sustrans Scotland and the Scottish Government are running the Community Links PLUS design competition, looking for proposals that can be game-changers for active travel in Scotland. The schemes selected will demonstrate an integrated approach to place making, including community engagement, design, softer measures including promotion and other interventions.

Five proposals have been progressed to Stage Three, of which one or two final winners will be announced in June. The successful project(s) will receive funding for delivery from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

  • Woodlands Mini Holland - Glasgow City Council
    The project would provide a core north-south segregated cycle route with increased permeability for cyclists in streets surrounding Woodlands Road including a redesign of the St George's Cross area.
  • City Centre to West Edinburgh Urban Cycling Corridor - City of Edinburgh Council
    This project is focused on making cycling an attractive travel choice in one of the key urban corridors in Scotland. The project would deliver a joined-up cycle route from Edinburgh city centre to the western edge of the city, linking to some of Edinburgh’s biggest generators of local journeys and integrating with both tram and rail.
  • Victoria Road - Glasgow City Council
    The development of Victoria Road will see the creation of an arterial 'safe for all' City Way segregated cycle route (South City Way) and an improved pedestrian environment.
  • Burnbrae: Making the Connection - East Dunbartonshire Council
    East Dunbartonshire Council is interested in exploring the potential for a roundabout that all types of cyclist would feel comfortable using. The project will also look at improving routes connecting key destinations.  The aim is to develop and expand the cycle network throughout East Dunbartonshire.
  • The Inverness City Active Travel Network - Highland Council
    The Inverness City Active Travel Network is a city wide project that aims to double the levels of cycling. Proposed interventions include enhancing 'the East to West' active travel corridor to Inverness Campus; provision of new links to overcome constraints; improving connections to public transport hubs and incorporating active travel infrastructure in the West Link route.

For more information, visit the Sustrans website.


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