Active Travel Hubs provide information, engagement opportunities and facilities aimed to encourage local communities and visitors to travel more actively. They have proven to be a successful model to engage with local communities, workplaces and further education establishments. The hubs are managed and funded by a range of partners, with some attracting funding from our Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme.
Many Active Travel Hubs offer led Health Walks, which increase people's confidence to walk for everyday short journeys.
Stirling Active Travel Hub
Stirling Active Travel Hub has a permanent presence in Stirling Train Station where they love nothing more than speaking to people about cycling and walking. They have stunning wall maps available to help with route planning and the facility to print off routes to take away.
Falkirk Active Travel Hub
Located on Falkirk's High Street, Falkirk Active Travel Hub encourages and supports people to walk and cycle for every day journeys, such as commuting, going to the shops and going to school. Their services include led walks and rides, electric bike demos and basic cycle maintenance courses.
Kilmarnock Active Travel Hub
The Kilmarnock Active Travel Hub's aim is to improve the promotion of active travel and the support available in their local community to encourage people to choose to travel actively for short local journeys. They offer a range of services including Health Walks and family cycle skills sessions to help people feel confident and able to make active travel choices.
Ayr Active Travel Hub
Ayr Active Travel Hub are there to help people walk and cycle more in South Ayrshire. They want to get more people active in their daily lives for their health and the environment. Their work engages the community and gives practical support such as increasing safety and confidence with led Health Walks, the Ayrshire Womens Cycle Festival, promotion of Cycling Without Age and releasing regular podcasts.
Angus Cycle Hub
Angus Cycle Hub in Arbroath encourages people to lead healthier lives and reduce short car journeys and C02 emissions through cycling and recycling. They service and repair bikes, as well as refurbishing and selling bikes. They also give active travel route advice and information.
Dundee Active Travel Hub
The Dundee Active Travel Hub is launching in summer 2021 and will be located at a new building beside the V&A museum on Dundee's waterfront.
Community Tracks is the local Active Travel Hub. The project offers a wide range of advice and support, including active travel maps, cycle maintenance classes, fix your own bike workshops, cycle training and riding confidence sessions and led bike rides.
The Bothy is a walk-in hub based in Gourock railway station and online. It offers advice and support with route planning, a programme of led bike rides and health/history walks, e-bike ‘have a go’ sessions, bike maintenance sessions and much more.