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 seventh 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 2021.

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


Covid-19 Project Implications

Covid-19 lockdown has offered an insight into how our towns and cities can be much better places to live in with many more people walking and cycling regularly, safer streets, cleaner air and less noise pollution. Read our Covid-19 impact advice for funded projects here.

Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Information

Read the summary of our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places funded projects 2021-22:

SCSP Project Summary 2021-22

Read the summary of our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places funded projects 2020-21:

SCSP Project Summary 2020-21

Read the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Annual Report 2019-20:

SCSP Annual Report 2019-20

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

SCSP Programme Review 2018-19

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