Please can you advise how many miles of new active travel paths have been delivered across Scotland and how much this has cost in the last 5 years? Can you break this down by returns from local authorities to see which areas are delivering more routes?
Can you also please advise what funding e.g. through Sustrans, is being used by local authorities to help deliver these projects?
I’m looking to get a general sense of how much annual investment is delivering in terms of tangible output to the local and national networks, and where it’s working best and worst across the country. I’m also trying to get a sense of how much is tied up in pipelines and understand the delivery timescale for turnaround on projects.
Appreciate that each project will have specific costs and peculiarities but just looking for the aggregated headline figures nationally and per local authority in the first instance.
The Scottish Government does not hold information on how many miles of new active travel paths have been delivered across Scotland broken down by local authority. However, you may wish to contact individual Local Authorities for this information. We only hold information on the cost of completed Places for Everyone infrastructure projects over 2019/20-2021/22, as this programme is administered by Sustrans Scotland.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.
I enclose below some of the information you requested.
Sustrans Places for Everyone programme infrastructure funding:
|Year||Capital Grant Funding Awarded to Sustrans Scotland|
Cycling, Walking, Safer Routes infrastructure funding:
|Year||Amount Awarded to Local Authorities|
Places for Everyone - completed Active Travel project investment:
|Aberdeen City Council||£598,986||£111,722||£163,094|
|Argyll & Bute Council||£133,568||£357,931||£641,853|
|City of Edinburgh Council||£3,401,435||£5,414,154||£25,135,694|
|Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)||£ -||£ -||£ -|
|Dumfries and Galloway Council||£181,071||£56,951||£565,460|
|Dundee City Council||£368,689||£526,911||£4,273,436|
|East Ayrshire Council||£ -||£10,000||£90,000|
|East Dunbartonshire Council||£ -||£206,648||£18,352|
|East Lothian Council||£90,153||£388,205||£139,159|
|East Renfrewshire Council||£405,774||£84,779||£106,577|
|Falkirk Council||£55,282||£265,980||£ -|
|Fife Council||£7,384||£ -||£186,644|
|Glasgow City Council||£3,290,388||£3,566,907||£5,469,606|
|Midlothian Council||£ -||£ -||£40,000|
|Moray Council||£ -||£8,540||£27,000|
|North Ayrshire Council||£154,163||£431,195||£849,539|
|North Lanarkshire Council||£76,820||£186,132||£4,907|
|Orkney Islands Council||£126,005||£16,073||£437,213|
|Perth and Kinross Council||£33,772||£ -||£400,000|
|Scottish Borders Council||£172,761||£2,105,889||£7,282,211|
|Shetland Island Council||£ -||£57,790||£ -|
|South Ayrshire Council||£375,528||£658,669||£1,681,691|
|South Lanarkshire Council||£58,785||£101,719||£266,945|
|The Highland Council||£262,759||£646,307||£3,815,606|
|West Dunbartonshire Council||£ -||£1,261,383||£1,155,000|
|West Lothian Council||£60,131||£698,577||£131,858|
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