Have your say on Fife Council’s plan to get more people walking, cycling and wheeling
Fife Council is developing an Active Travel Strategy and Action Plan for the region. This will set out the long-term vision for a high-quality network of routes that enable people to walk, wheel, and cycle more easily and safely in and around communities. The network will be complemented by practical support and initiatives to encourage people to make more use of it.
Fifers can provide their views on the Active Travel Strategy and Action Plan’s priorities and the draft network proposals through a survey and by leaving comments on an interactive map. There will be supporting face to face public engagement events held across Fife.
To take part in the consultation, visit www.fife.gov.uk/activetravel. The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and closes on Sunday 25 February.
Walking, wheeling and cycling are the cheapest and most inclusive transport choices. They have minimal environmental impact. The Active Travel Strategy is a key part of Fife’s Local Transport Strategy, which identifies four priorities to support its vision of ‘fair, sustainable access for all’.
Active travel covers all people-powered transport, including walking, wheeling (such as wheelchairs, scooters, prams and buggies) and cycling.
Fife Council aims to increase the proportion of trips that people make through active travel to 30% by 2033, from a baseline of 23% in 2019.
The Council are asking people to help share the active travel network and to help:
Get the right overall aspiration
Identify local barriers and opportunities
Determine the right links for the network map
Suggest which measures will encourage people to walk, wheel and cycle more
Through the Active Travel Strategy and Action Plan (ATSAP), Fife Council and its partners will:
Provide high quality and well-maintained routes for walking, wheeling and cycling
Improve integration of active travel with other modes
Enable more people to walk, wheel and cycle
Encourage more people to walk, wheel and cycle