Laura Sharman 12 July 2018

Eight Scottish councils chosen for active travel funding

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Eight local authorities in Scotland have been awarded £50,000 to help develop active travel proposals.

The councils have been chosen to go through to the second round of Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) competition 2018.

Transport secretary, Michael Matheson, said: 'The Community Links Plus fund generates some of the most exciting ideas for introducing the infrastructure we need to encourage more people to leave their cars at home and make journeys by bike or on foot.

'It’s very encouraging to see we have eight different local authorities which have not only identified opportunities in their areas but have been shortlisted for this stage of the competition. We will look forward to finding out which ideas are taken through to construction.'

In the next stage of the competition, a number of projects will be taken to construction after 2020.

The successful councils are Angus, Edinburgh, Dundee, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Perth and Kinross, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire.

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