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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-09466
Asked by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 29 June 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how much it plans to spend on active travel projects in Edinburgh over the next four years.

Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 26 July 2022


Answer

Scottish Government funding for active travel in Edinburgh and other local authority areas is channelled through a number of programmes overseen by Transport Scotland. The single biggest programme is the Places for Everyone (PfE) programme, run by Sustrans with grant funding from Transport Scotland. From PfE, City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) has an indicative amount of £52,129,410 allocated to active travel projects over the next four years.

In addition, CEC receives £3,378,467 of Cycling Walking and Safer routes funding directly from Transport Scotland from a £35 million annual pot distributed pro rata to all 32 local authorities in Scotland. There are also various other partner delivered programmes which CEC can bid into for active travel projects, including the Smarter Choices Smarter Places fund for behaviour change projects, run by Paths for All.