Spaces for People

Spaces for People (2020 funding bids)

During the height of the pandemic in 2020, we looked at ways to encourage more people to walk, cycle and travel actively.

Our bid to Sustrans

Here are details of our first bid to Sustrans Scotland, the walking and cycling charity. Sustrans manage the Spaces for People programme for the Scottish Government.

These proposals involved changes to roads, streets, foot and cycle paths for the duration of the pandemic crisis. This was an emergency response, and we could only bid for temporary measures. The priorities were for social distancing, and routes to work and school.

Proposals approved for funding by Sustrans

The following projects were approved for funding:

The above were completed with the exception of the temporary measures in town centres.

Second bid applications

Any suggestions not taken into account in the first raft were included (several from community councils). Sustrans assessed the following as eligible for funding: 

Other proposals not approved for funding

Download the assessment table for more details (PDF)

Our permanent infrastructure plans progressed as crisis restrictions ease. Please look at our Active Travel Strategy showing the priorities for permanent walking and cycling infrastructure in Midlothian.

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