Green light for St Andrews active travel programme

Hannah Bowey
Friday 6 May 2022

An ambitious local active travel project has recently secured a second round of funding from charity Sustrans to proceed with plans to better connect the neighbourhoods, pathways and streets of St Andrews, so that it’s easier to engage in active travel by walking and wheeling.

Sustrans aims to support work that creates healthier places and happier people and believes The Active Way to be a project that will achieve those aims for everyone who visits, lives and works in the area.

The community-led project is being facilitated by Transition St Andrews, one of a global network of over 2000 transition town groups, taking local action on the global climate crisis.

The project will be shaped by and for the people and communities of the town itself. Everyone that lives in, visits and works within St Andrews, has been invited to have their say through a simple and short (around 3 minute) online survey, as part of the public consultation phase of the project that was launched on 29th April 2022.  Access to the survey is from the link below.

Image description: School children walking away, along a path. Credit: J Bewley/Sustrans

Transition St Andrews Project Manager Alistair Macleod says of the news,

“We are delighted The Active Way project has been refunded so that we can continue to work with local communities to develop active travel routes in and around St Andrews.

Issues such as cleaner air and safer places to walk and cycle can all be worked on by community groups and local businesses in collaboration with Fife Council to improve the environment for everyone.”

All survey responses will be considered and used as part of the next stage of the project, to determine what action needs to be taken to develop existing and new local active travel routes.

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