Green infrastructure and everyday walking

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At Paths for All we believe that walking is key to improving access to green infrastructure. Walking is the most common physical activity, at any age, income or gender. Therefore, walking has the greatest potential to improve health and wellbeing and contribute to reducing health inequalities in our urban areas.

Green infrastructure should be accessible, inclusive and attractive, with high quality paths and street environments to encourage walking and other physical activity. Paths for All promote the development of paths suitable for all users, including walkers and cyclists. We champion development of essential links between communities and the places where people live, work and play.

The Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund

Scottish Natural Heritage is leading the Green Infrastructure Strategic Intervention, which will deliver £37.5m of investment throughout the course of the programme. This is part of the 2014 – 2020 European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme.

Through it, the aim is to improve Scotland’s urban environment, increasing and enhancing green space in our towns and cities, especially close to areas of deprivation.  This will be delivered through a small number of high impact improvements to the quantity, quality and accessibility of green space and other green infrastructure in urban Scotland, targeted at our most deprived communities.

Our Support

Paths for All can support organisations to integrate walking and multi-use path developments into Green Infrastructure project. Our Green Infrastructure and Everyday Walking document gives more information about how we can help.

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We would be delighted to discuss how we can support organisations with their projects. Please contact Lara Moir our Business Manager by calling 01259 222335 or email

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