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Net Zero by SCAPE

Increasing walking and cycling opportunities

Making it easy and safe to choose active modes of transport for urban journeys is a critical step in reducing carbon emissions.

Creating a network of dedicated urban cycle and pedestrian routes reduces demand for heavy-duty vehicles and promotes health and wellbeing.

Active intervention

In July 2021, the UK Government set out a clear strategic investment of £2 billion over five years in cycling and walking infrastructure.

The Scottish Government has made a commitment to direct at least 10% of the transport budget towards active travel by 2024/25.

This investment is for creating networks of safe, segregated routes for cyclists and pedestrians (and a growing range of other active travel) which are projected to account for half of all urban journeys by 2030.

This will reduce emissions, support the transition to EVs and improve health and wellbeing in communities. If designed correctly, it can also contribute to the economic development of our towns and cities by promoting footfall in the right places.

We can help to support and deliver your active travel ambitions through our Consultancy and Civil Engineering frameworks.

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Government roadmaps for increasing active travel

To significantly improve the roads and paths to be active travel ready, governments across the UK have laid out plans to upgrade the infrastructure.

The links to the right provide details of the plans for England, Wales and Scotland respectively.

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Balfour Beatty to create cross-Edinburgh cycle link

Balfour Beatty appointed to create walking, wheeling and cycling route to link the west and east of Edinburgh.

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Tackling the Infrastructure Carbon Challenge through Integrated Design and Innovation

Triskelion, SCAPE Scotland’s Infrastructure design consultants, is committed to the net zero target as set by the Scottish Government. Kirsten Leggatt, Carbon &...

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