Safer Routes to School funding announced
Funded by the Scottish Government and delivered through Sustrans Scotland, the Safer Routes to School fund aims to improve safety on the school run and increase opportunities for active travel across Scotland.
Schools and local authorities across Scotland are being urged to apply for funding to help create safe, traffic-free routes which encourage children and their parents or guardians to travel to school on foot, by bike or scooter.
For this first time, funding is available for all places of education, beyond schools to ensure as many people as possible can benefit from safe active travel routes.
Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf said: “Further improving road safety and encouraging active travel are priorities for the Scottish Government, and we are fully committed to working with local authorities and schools to prevent our children and young people from being exposed to risk on our roads.
“The doubling of the active travel budget for 2018/2019 has created an opportunity to realise our ambition to build an Active Nation. Schools and all places of education can now benefit alongside local authorities by creating friendlier and safer active travel routes across Scotland.
”The Safer Routes to School fund will help address people’s fears around safety and help to encourage more people to travel by foot and by bike every day.”
For more information, please visit the Sustrans website.