Smarter Choices Smarter Places Programme

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The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) Programme is Paths for All’s grant scheme to support behaviour change initiatives to increase active and sustainable travel. The programme is funded through Transport Scotland (Sustainable Transport team) and aims to make walking and cycling a mode of choice for short local journeys in our towns, cities and villages. It also encourages other forms of sustainable choices such as public transport use and car share. This will help to cut Scotland’s carbon emissions and improve our air quality. It will help reverse the trend towards sedentary lifestyles and will tackle health inequalities.

Now in its third year, the programme allocates funds to local authorities on a population basis, with the requirement that recipients must match fund the SCSP award by at least 50%.  £5million has been available to local authorities in 2015/16 and again in 2016/17 and 2017/18. For each programme packages of measures tailored to distinct communities or target audiences must be implemented by the end of each financial year.

If you would like to find out more, contact the SCSP team at


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