How do we encourage more active travel in Edinburgh & the Lothians: A workshop report

Mhairi Quiroz-Aitken, Ruth Jepson, Andrew Williams

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The Scottish Government has set out its ‘Long-Term Vision for Active Travel in
Scotland 2030’* which lists a number of benefits anticipated through increasing uptake of active travel including: ‘better health, having attractive, safe communities and increased economic activity’. It is however noted that achieving this vision ‘will require many disciplines to work together such as planning,
regeneration, economic development, transport, climate change and education, involving a wide range of partners from local authorities, NHS, local businesses and volunteers’. Recognising the importance of such interdisciplinary,
cross-sector working 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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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