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How do we encourage more active travel in Edinburgh & the Lothians?

Project: Other ProjectOther (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)

Description

This project aimed to bring together actors from public health and sustainability organisations to explore challenges and opportunities of active travel.
A deliberative workshop was held on Friday 23rd January 2015 to bring together a range of stakeholders working in the area of active travel to facilitate dialogue and explore experiences in different sectors. Through the workshop we aimed to reach a shared understanding of the key issues as well as barriers and potential facilitators relating to active travel in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The workshop enabled sharing of experiences across sectoral boundaries in order to facilitate mutual understandings of the challenges faced and the approaches taken in promoting and supporting active travel.
The workshop was well attended with 24 participants representing a broad range of organisations including: Sustrans; SPOKES; Keep Scotland Beautiful; City of
Edinburgh Council; NHS Health Scotland; Age Scotland; NHS Lothian and; Living Streets.