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Active Travel Strategy Strathclyde Partnership For Transport

Regional Active Travel Strategy

SPT is in the process of developing a regional Active Travel Strategy (ATS) and Network & Infrastructure Delivery Plan (DP). Active travel refers to journeys undertaken by people-powered modes, including walking, wheeling (people using wheelchairs or any alternative to foot-based pedestrian mobility), and cycling (including e-bikes).

Active travel will play a key role in delivering the recently published Regional Transport Strategy (A Call to Action, 2023-2038), particularly with respect to enhancing social inclusion, lowering transport emissions, and promoting health and wellbeing.

The recommendations within the Active Travel Strategy will be driven by an evidence-led approach and will be shaped by the views and priorities of communities across the west of Scotland.

Share Your Views

We are now running a four-week public and stakeholder engagement to capture your views on active travel related problems within your local area and across the west of Scotland, and to recognise the opportunities that could be realised in the future.

By sharing your feedback on the key opportunities and problems associated with walking, wheeling and cycling across the west of Scotland at this early stage, we will have a greater understanding of the needs and ambitions of communities and businesses across the region. From this, we will be in a position to take a strategic approach to developing an active travel network which will allow for cross-boundary, integrated travel and the benefits of this to be realised across the region.

All feedback received will be published in consultation reports. The engagement will close at 23:59 on Sunday 12 November.

Project purpose & process

Before submitting your views, please read about the project purpose and process below.

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We are asking you to share your views via our online consultation survey.

Active Travel Strategy Survey

This survey is an opportunity to provide your feedback on existing active travel problems and opportunities across the full extent of the region.

To better understand the transformative impact this strategy could have on your lives, we are asking for you to share the extent to which you currently walk, wheel and/or cycle, and the reasons why you don’t walk, wheel and cycle more often. As part of the engagement, we are also keen to know how you anticipate travelling in the future.

Finally, we want to know about changes, if any, you have made to your travel as a result of the cost of living crisis, COVID-19 pandemic and/or the climate change emergency.

Feedback can be provided from public, businesses and groups or organisations via the digital survey using the buttons below.

The engagement is now live and will run for four weeks, closing at 23:59 on Sunday 12 November, after which the project team will compile the problems and opportunities and the process of identifying solutions will begin.”

Take the survey

Are you a resident or student in, or visitor to, the Strathclyde Region? If so, please complete our public survey by clicking the link below.

Are you an employer or business owner operating in the Strathclyde Region, or a representative of a business? If so, please complete our business survey by clicking the button below.

Do you belong to an organisation operating in the Strathclyde Region? Organisations can include, but are not limited to, schools, community councils, community action groups, health and social care practices. If so, please complete our short organisation survey using the link below.

Supporting Documents

Please find an easy read summary of the project and information on how you can get involved below.

A downloadable and printable survey is available, as an alternative to the online survey.

Once you have completed the survey, please post it back to us using the postal address provided below.

Postal Address: Sweco Transport Planning, City Park, 368 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow, G31 3AU

Alternatively, you can email a scanned copy to us, or request a printed copy posted to you, by contacting us here: [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Active Travel Strategy will help to deliver A Call to Action, the regional transport strategy (RTS) for 2023-2038. The principles behind the development of the Active Travel
Strategy are underpinned by the Scottish Government's National Transport Strategy 2 (NTS2) vision, which is that we will have “a sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible transport system, helping deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors."

Funding for the project was provided by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) through generated revenue streams and was awarded by the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme. Places for Everyone is an
active travel infrastructure programme funded by the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland and is administered by Sustrans.

This survey is being administered by Sweco UK Ltd on behalf of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). Information provided will be treated confidentially and in accordance with
the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport's privacy statement, which explains how we will process your personal information and your rights as a data subject, is available at:

Wheeling refers to an alternative means of travel to foot/pedestrian-based mobility, such as travel by wheelchair or mobility scooter. While many wheelchair and mobility scooter
users identify with the term wheeling, others prefer walking.

Public engagement strengthens the involvement of residents, businesses, visitors, elected members and technical experts in the decision making process, ensuring the Active Travel  Strategy reflect communities' views and addresses the identified problems and opportunities.

We are now running a four-week engagement period to identify a range of active travel barriers, problems and opportunities.

The public engagement period will close on Sunday 12 November at 23:59.

If you have a query or comment about the project or this engagement period, please email us at: [email protected].

The project is being developed by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) in partnership with Transport Scotland and Sustrans Scotland.

Yes, if you would like the engagement documents in an alternative format, such as a printed survey, please email: [email protected].

Further information

If you have questions about this project or would like to sign-up for updates on future engagement opportunities, please email [email protected]

Funding for the project was awarded by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and the Scottish Government through Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme.

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