Active travel studies

Travelling actively can deliver many benefits including; healthier citizens, more connected communities, reduced traffic congestion and better air quality.  We want walking and cycling to be the natural choice for people to make for their everyday journeys.

To help identify and develop a usable active travel network we have undertaken Active Travel Studies for various towns. 

We asked the residents who live in South Lanarkshire to tell us about their current experiences of active travel and what improvements would encourage them to travel actively.

This information has been used to produce an aspirational active travel network plan and a range of potential options for improving active travel for each area.

It is our aim to produce Active Travel Studies for all major settlements in South Lanarkshire and to date we have completed studies for East Kilbride, Rutherglen and Cambuslang, Hamilton, Lanark and Carluke area. This year we are working on Active Travel Studies for Uddingston, Bothwell and Blantyre, Larkhall and Strathaven, Stonehouse and the surrounding villages.