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E-bikes, apps and cycle lanes: 10 low carbon projects win £10m

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E-bikes, apps and cycle lanes: 10 low carbon tasks win £10m

An extra 10 lively journey and low carbon transport tasks will obtain a share of £9.46m by way of the Scottish Authorities Low Carbon Journey and Transport Problem Fund.

The European Regional Improvement Fund supplied £7.21m of the general complete money.


Transport secretary Michael Matheson stated: ‘These thrilling tasks will be a part of different low carbon and lively journey initiatives which have been very a lot welcomed by communities by way of the Problem Fund. The Falkirk Low Carbon Car Hub, which makes use of renewable vitality to cost electrical autos, is a main instance of what will be made attainable by way of this programme.

‘These tasks will help our Programme for Authorities dedication to section out the necessity for brand spanking new petrol and diesel vehicles and vans by 2032, while serving to us to construct an Lively Nation and make it simpler for folks to stroll, wheel and cycle for on a regular basis journeys.’

Successful schemes

Falkirk Council – Westfield Crossing and Lively Journey Hyperlink

ERDF: £2,400,000.00

Development of a cycle & pedestrian community, 4.2km lengthy between 4 quadrants of the A9 / A904 junction, alongside the spurs of those roads. The community will comprise a bridge (600m as a part of the bridge and ramps) to ship seamless lively journey choices throughout Falkirk. 

Lochaber Environmental Group – Lively Journey Fort William – Electrical Bike Share Scheme

ERDF/SG funding: £470,326.50 / £67,189.50

The challenge proposes an e-bike share scheme that can use electrical bike share tools and expertise to ship a state-of-the-art lively journey system for the residents of Fort William. Comprising 80 e-bikes and 15 docking stations for securing and charging bikes at key areas, it additionally makes use of superior IT options utilizing GPS to permit bikes to be tracked, journey routing and safety. A cellular app may also be developed which can permit customers to unlock bikes, monitor particular person bike rides and monitor bike areas.  

Huntly & District Improvement Belief – Huntly Inexperienced Journey Hub

ERDF: £161,300.69

The challenge proposes to ascertain new a city centre-based location for the Inexperienced Journey hub which can embrace; sizzling desks, e-bikes upkeep companies, bike servicing and gross sales and a social meetup level for cyclists. An space inside the store will supply route guides, maps and basic vacationer data. The challenge additionally consists of the creation of a low carbon fuelling satellite tv for pc hub to be situated at Greenmyres Wind Farm and Ecobothy. The location will set up photo voltaic charging for e-bikes in addition to good lockers.

East Ayrshire Council – Coalfield Communities Panorama Partnership Entry Undertaking

ERDF/SG funding: £611,664.80 / £214,087.28

This challenge is a component funded by the Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund and the Low Carbon Journey and Transport Problem Fund. The challenge proposes to offer 49km of upgraded path – 10.5km of which shall be new. The paths shall be situated within the Doon Valley and the Lugar Valley of East Ayrshire. They’ll have new sections to attach present paths to create a brand new long-distance route.

Glasgow Life – Reworking Pollok Nation Park

ERDF/SG funding: £969,734.00 / £594,601.00

The challenge proposes to ship a Low Carbon Journey and Transport hub in addition to the development and improve of two.34km of path and cycle networks. This shall be delivered as a part of the Reworking Pollok Nation Park challenge and an Lively Journey Administration Plan which runs alongside the foremost refurbishment of the Burrell Assortment and re-display of its collections, to ship a brand new accessible and enhanced customer expertise. Reworking Pollok Nation Park will see the availability of a fleet of e-bikes for park guests.

Isle of Gigha Heritage Belief – Gateway to Gigha

ERDF/SG funding: £527,235.91 / £65,958.25

Undertaking abstract as above.

Renfrewshire Council – Renfrewshire Sustainable Journey

ERDF/SG funding: £528,000.00 / £392,000.00

The challenge proposes to hyperlink present and deliberate lively sustainable journey tasks and low carbon transport hubs in Paisley and Renfrewshire The challenge incorporates three core components all designed to make lively journey a viable and better high quality expertise. Firstly a Cycle Route through Causeyside Avenue linking Canal Avenue Rail Station (Nationwide Cycle Route 7), Paisley Gilmour Avenue Rail Station, Renfrew City Centre, and Glasgow Funding Space. Secondly, an EV charging hub to be situated at Stow Brea Council Park and lastly, enhancements to the Paisley City Centre Gateway Junctions are deliberate.

Aberdeenshire Council – Portlethen Built-in Journey City

ERDF/SG funding: £112,000.00 / £68,000.00

The challenge will see the creation of three new shared use paths which shall be achieved by a mix of widening present footpaths (totalling 2.14km) which can be at present not appropriate for shared use, in addition to constructing new paths. 

Moray Council – Speyside Low Carbon Hub – Path Improve Carron to Cragganmore

ERDF/SG funding: £560,000.00 / £75,000.00

The challenge proposes to increase the upgrading of the Speyside Method to the south west because the far as Cragganmore, connecting additional companies and residents to the principle settlements in Speyside. The improve of path will make it match for function all yr spherical for each strolling and biking, and supply a secure direct route linking communities away from the busy A95 trunk highway. 

North Ayrshire Council – Ardrossan Low Carbon Hub

ERDF/SG funding: £784,000.00 / £588,000.00

The challenge proposes to create a Low Carbon Journey and Transport Hub throughout two areas in Ardrossan – one in Ardrossan Harbour and one close by at North Shore – which can embrace electrical car and electrical bike charging stations. A 1.3km path will then join the 2 websites to the city centre, setting up lacking hyperlinks and making a extra linked community for the city.

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