Midlothian Council’s Active Travel team shortlisted for Scottish Transport Award

Photograph of staff promoting Scottish Transport Award

Scottish Transport Award 

Midlothian Council’s Active Travel team has been shortlisted for a Scottish Transport Award in excellence in travel information and marketing.

The winners will be announced at a special event on Thursday 15 June in Glasgow.

Events and initiatives

Bogdan Handrea, Midlothian Council’s Active Travel Officer, has organised a variety of events and initiatives of part of his Out and About project to encourage sustainable travel. 

Highlights include installing interactive, touch screen consoles with information about walking, cycling and public transport, at each of the four new Borders Railway stations in the county.

Events have included led walks and cycles as well as working with local charity, the Gorebridge Community Development Trust on the Big Bike Revival in October 2016.

Previous surveys 

A survey in January 2016 and a follow-up survey in February 2017 found that cycling from the stations increased by 4.39% at Eskbank Station, 2.9% at Newtongrange and 5.8% at Gorebridge station. There was also an overall decline in car use at Eskbank and Newtongrange railway stations.

Further information

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7 Apr 2017