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£641,500 FUNDING FOR WEST LOTHIAN COUNCIL ACTIVE TRAVEL PROJECTS

£641,500 FUNDING FOR WEST LOTHIAN COUNCIL ACTIVE TRAVEL PROJECTS

Published date : 17 July, 2020

LOCAL MSP PRAISES SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT’S AMBITIOUS ‘SPACES FOR PEOPLE’ INITIATIVE

 

MSP for Almond Valley,  Angela Constance has said today’s announcement of  £641,500 for West Lothian Council will help normalise the increasing number of people walking or cycling in the local area.

 

In partnership with Sustrans Scotland, the Scottish Government has now awarded nearly £30 million to pop-up infrastructure projects across the country to encourage temporary active travel routes that enable physical distancing during lockdown.

 

The fund aims to support a rapid increase in active travel rates in recent months and encourage more Scots to continue walking, wheeling or cycling in the future – which in turn helps to manage demand on our public transport network.

 

Commenting on today’s announcement, Ms Constance said:

 

“I am absolutely delighted that uptake of this £30 million has been so high. This is a huge cash boost for West Lothian Council  and I hope it will help encourage local people get out cycling or walking for their everyday journeys.

 

“This initiative is exactly the kind of progressive approach we need if we want to see more sustainable forms of travel here in  West Lothian.

 

“I’m looking forward to seeing this funding to good use so we can create a more active community and ensure that more people are cycling or walking than ever before.”

 

John Lauder, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Sustrans and Executive Director for Scotland said:

 

"Giving people safe space in which to physically distance while they get about their day by walking, wheeling and cycling is vitally important as we look to normalise the increasing rate of people travelling actively.

 

“The fast pace of delivery and the quick uptake by local authorities and other statutory bodies in utilising the Spaces for People funding is testament to the appetite in Scotland to make walking, wheeling and cycling as safe as possible.

 

ENDS

 

Spaces for People awards by Organisation

Lead Organisation

Awarded amount

In assessment

 

(to be assessed – further bids)

Total amount

Glasgow City Council

£3,500,000

 

£3,600,000

£7,100,000

City of Edinburgh Council

£5,000,000

 

 

£5,000,000

Dundee City Council

£460,000

 

£2,000,000

£2,460,000

Fife Council

£2,420,000

 

 

£2,420,000

The Highland Council

£1,968,560

 

 

£1,968,560

Aberdeen City Council

£1,760,000

 

 

£1,760,000

East Lothian Council

£1,400,000

 

 

£1,400,000

Perth and Kinross Council

£1,098,000

 

£255,000

£1,353,000

South Lanarkshire Council

£1,200,000

 

 

£1,200,000

Scottish Borders Council

£1,200,000

 

 

£1,200,000

North Lanarkshire Council

£1,066,978

 

 

£1,066,978

East Renfrewshire Council

£1,030,000

 

 

£1,030,000

Argyll & Bute Council

£315,000

 

£600,000

£915,000

NHS Grampian

£817,500

 

 

£817,500

Angus Council

£160,000

 

£628,958

£788,958

Renfrewshire Council

£545,000

 

£150,000

£695,000

West Lothian Council

£641,500

 

 

£641,500

Dumfries and Galloway Council

£595,000

 

 

£595,000

Inverclyde Council

£285,000

 

£300,000

£585,000

East Ayrshire Council

£555,000

 

 

£555,000

Stirling Council

£513,000

 

 

£513,000

South Ayrshire Council

£510,000

 

 

£510,000

West Dunbartonshire Council

£440,000

 

£280,000

£720,000

North Ayrshire Council

£100,000

 

£300,000

£400,000

Clackmannanshire Council

£367,000

 

 

£367,000

Aberdeenshire Council

£310,000

 

 

£310,000

TACTRAN

£250,000

 

 

£250,000

NESTRANS

 

 

 

£0

Midlothian Council

£157,293

 

£33,529

£190,822

NHS Lanarkshire

£210,000

 

 

£210,000

ZetTrans

£200,000

 

 

£200,000

Falkirk Council

£190,000

 

 

£190,000

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

£128,850

 

 

£128,850

SEPA

£120,000

 

 

£120,000

Moray Council

 

£ 500,000

 

£500,000

NHS Lothian

£90,000

 

 

£90,000

 

 

 

 

 

 TOTALS

£29,603,681

£500,000

£8,147,487

£38,251,168

 

  


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