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file icon Core Paths Fit for Purpose 05/19/2011 Hits: 3546
file icon Diabetes Information 12/06/2011 Hits: 3819
The £2.5 million East Ayrshire Outdoor Access Project aims to produce a sustainable path network linking communities and providing strategic links to regional and national networks. The Case Study gives the detailes aims of the project and describes how a funding packge was put together to make this possible.
file icon Go! Renfrewshire 05/19/2011 Hits: 4311

A case study summarising a two day path development and skills training event for Broadford and Strath Community Company at Broadford, Isle of Skye and feedback on its success.

file icon Pentlands - Case study 01/25/2011 Hits: 2163

Case study with health professional discussing promotion of walking to people with cancer.

file icon Researchers toolkit 11/30/2011 Hits: 2895

The Stirling Walking Network has produced a researchers toolkit that can be used to help walk leaders and scheme coordinators collect valuable information from their walkers. This document has kindly been made available to PFA by the Stirling Walking Network, and permission has been given for the wider Scottish Walking for Health network to use the document.

file icon Riding is good for your health 11/30/2011 Hits: 2706
file icon Sunset Over Oban 08/03/2012 Hits: 2863

Sunset Over Oban by Linda Anderson-Kerr taken July 2012

Walking and cycling proposals are often regarded as an add-on to more substantial transport planning proposals such as roads infrastructure or public transport proposals. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, existing transport models usually cannot sufficiently demonstrate the role of active travel modes. Secondly, cost-benefit analyses of a switch of mode, for example from car to bicycle, are currently generally unable to quantify welfare gain to the user, such as health benefit. Lastly, transport planning is often focussed on issues concerned with the movement of powered vehicles.

This failure to substantially consider the role of walking and cycling in transportation solutions is in contrast with the importance placed on these modes by the Scottish Government, which recognises the considerable health and environmental benefits that these modes can offer.

As for other modes, the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance can and should provide a useful framework to help authorities consider the costs and benefits of potential cycling and walking proposals.

file icon Walking and Weight Loss 12/13/2012 Hits: 3266
file icon Youth case studies 03/17/2011 Hits: 705

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