Spaces for People

We are determined to re-allocate road space for walking and cycling as a mode of transport: vital because of reduced public transport services.

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 involve changes to roads, streets, foot and cycle paths for the duration of the pandemic crisis. This is an emergency response, and we can only bid for temporary measures. The priorities are social distancing, and routes to work and school.

Proposals approved for funding

The following projects are approved for funding:

We have programmed works to complete the projects over the next 6 weeks.

Other proposals not approved for funding

Download the assessment table for more details (PDF)

Second bid

Any suggestions not taken into account in the first raft are included (several are from community councils). We will assess all suggestions. 

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