Local Authority Fund

Our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme supports Scottish local authorities to encourage more journeys by foot, bike and public transport

Bus stop in Ratho

Now in its fifth year, our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme supports local authorities in Scotland to encourage more active and sustainable travel choices.

This year, we have awarded £5 million of funding to local authorities to encourage less car use and more journeys by foot, bicycle, public transport and car share. Funds, supported by Transport Scotland, are allocated on a population basis to local authorities, to enable projects to be implemented from April 2019.

The projects encourage and promote active and sustainable transport in a number of innovative ways including:

  •     Maps, apps, real time passenger information and guides
  •     Work with schools, businesses and local communities
  •     Community and workplace active travel challenges
  •     Walking and cycling festivals
  •     Support to voluntary and community organisations supporting active travel

Read the programme review of our Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme 2018-19:

SCSP Programme Review 2018-19

Read the summary of our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places funded projects 2019-20

SCSP Project Summary 2019-20

Read the case studies from the SCSP programme 2015 - 17

SCSP Case Studies 2015-17

If you would like to find out more, contact the SCSP team at scsp@pathsforall.org.uk