Active Travel

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The Scottish Government is committed to developing an Active Nation, where more people choose to walk and cycle in our towns and cities than ever before.

Since 2008, we have funded 267 miles of walking and cycling paths, including 242 miles of completely new infrastructure with another 200 projects being delivered.

We have doubled the active travel budget to do even more, including bringing e-bikes into shared cycle schemes in Scottish cities, including Glasgow and Edinburgh.

We also enjoy over 2,300 miles of National Cycle Network across urban and rural locations.

Scotland’s four biggest cities enjoy an abundance of active travel routes which provide options for affordable and sustainable travel.

Sustrans in partnership with the Workplaces Sustainable Transport Delivery Group has also set up a new website,, which offers support to employers encouraging staff to travel by foot, bike, public transport or car share.

For more information on the Scottish Government’s approach, and to find links to key routes in your area through partner organisations, visit: