South Ayrshire Council has launched an Active Travel Strategy which aims to expand and promote active travel across the region over the next five years and beyond.
The strategy aims to place the needs of residents and local businesses at the heart of the expanding active travel network. This includes identifying and pursuing specific infrastructure and behaviour change initiatives to encourage active travel both within and between our communities.
Active travel encourages us to make journeys in physically active ways such as walking or cycling. Not only is this better for our health and wellbeing, but it also helps to reduce our carbon footprint and tackle climate change.
Councillor Martin Dowey, Leader of South Ayrshire Council said: “It’s vitally important that we continue to do all we can to protect the environment for future generations. This means giving people the opportunity to leave the car at home, having extensive multi-use paths which link our communities is a great way to help achieve this ambition.”
To view the Active Travel Strategy, visit the Ayrshire Roads Alliance website