Active Travel Strategy Guidance

The requirement for Active Travel Strategies (ATS), setting out a strategic approach to plan infrastructure and behavioural interventions, was introduced in the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland in 2013. Active Travel Strategy Guidance was issued in 2014 to support local authorities and other statutory bodies to prepare an ATS for their area. 

This revised guidance has been produced collaboratively by Transport Scotland and key delivery partners, including local authorities, Regional Transport Partnerships and Public Health Scotland. It reflects key changes to national policy with implications for active travel strategies and provides advice on the ATS development process, with greater emphasis on using data and evidence to inform the strategy, and demonstrate the most impactful suite of interventions for the local context has been identified. The guidance will be periodically updated to take account of significant changes to policy or best practice.

Read the Active Travel Strategy Guidance