Community Links Plus

Our ambitious proposal to create a world class active travel culture and network has been successful in the final judging of the Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) competition.
This means that we will receive £2.7m of the £22.5m which is being shared by Sustrans Scotland between five projects proposed across Scotland.
Sustrans, a national charity who have been allocated money by the Scottish Government to promote walking and cycling, ran a competition to help develop and deliver an exemplar placemaking and active travel project.  
Our ideas build on proposals contained within the City Deal and the Local Transport Strategy.
These plans were developed in consultation with local communities. We held community engagement events including cycle rides and have encouraged feedback online to help us develop and refine our initial ideas.
Our project aim to create a world class active travel culture with a world class active travel network for Stirling.
Our bid included proposals for: 

  • Two high quality walking and cycling routes, one to the university, and one a green ribbon to take residents and visitors to the future City Park
  • Placemaking with communities to give the routes an identity and character of their own
  • Streetscaping projects, working with communities on the routes, along Dunster Road, Cowane Street and in Raploch to make their streets places for all the family
  • A 'Smarter Choices' programme with the Cycle Hub, to help people walk and cycle for work, learning and pleasure to wherever they need to go

You can find out more information about the Sustrans Community Links process on their website.

We will now work with the local communities and our keypartner The Cycle Hub to deliver this project.