St Andrews – an ideal City for the future?

With another couple of car-free days coming up for St Andrews in August, I have been pondering what my ideal city would look like. We all, I’m sure, harbour thoughts and ideas of what an ideal city would look like; would it be cycle friendly, car-free with leafy parks, a good public transport system and wide boulevard pavements with street art and street markets and ready access to good retail Read More…

Transition to develop Cycle Trainers and Bike Mechanics

Transition University St Andrews are offering some cyclists the chance to become a fully qualified Bike Mechanic or a Bikeability/Cycle Leader free of charge. In a bid to gain new volunteers for the carbon cutting organisation’s bike hire scheme, Bike Pool, we are asking a small number of cyclists to commit to helping out at cycle events in return for a place in the fantastic top class cycle coRead More…

East Neuk Shared Use Path Internship

Throughout July I have been interning with Transition on the East Neuk Shared Use Path project. My main focus has been promotion, as at this stage in the project it is key to get as much of the local community involved as possible, in order to attract the attention of local councillors and include larger bodies such as Fife Council. The first step was the creation of a specific webpage for the Read More…

East Neuk Shared Use Path Update

The next stage of our East Neuk Shared Use Path project is underway, as we push forward to expand public support for the route between St Andrews and Crail. We now need to attract interest from local councillors and show them why this project is worthwhile and valuable to the local area. In order to do this we need local communities to show their councillors this is a project that matters to themRead More…

Refreshers Week with Transition

Happy New Year 2017, and welcome back to St Andrews! Refreshers Week is just around the corner, and Transition has quite a number of events lined up. There’s something for everyone, and a comprehensive list can be found below. Like to get down and dirty, grubby and muddy? Come to one of our garden sessions. Need some household items FREE of charge? Come to the St And Re-Use Giveaway. Feeling Read More…

Cycle route study shows the way to Crail

Cycle paths are a vital step to helping people get out of their cars on on their bikes and this new study looks to start the process of creating a route between St Andrews and Crail. The route is seen as a priority for linking communities in the East Neuk with St Andrews and the existing Guardbridge cycle path and the study shows there is considerable support among local residents for a cycle pathRead More…

Cycling in St Andrews: Who are we and what do we do?

We will shortly be applying for our Cycle Friendly Campus Award from Cycling Scotland and Lara, our fabulous cycling officer, compiled a video for the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges’ (EAUC)  Transport Conference this week of what we have been doing for cycling here in St Andrews! Thank you so much to everyone, past and present, who has volunteered their time to improve tRead More…

Out with the old, in with the new

This post is written by our Research Facilitator. Katherine has a PhD from the University of St Andrews in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development. You can find more about her research on her website and Katherine tweets as@Ellsworth_Krebs. Email her at ke68@st-andrews.ac.uk.   Those who have stopped by 7 Woodburn Place in the last week or so have been commenting on howRead More…

A Week in Transition: reflections from our new Research Facilitator

Katherine is the newest addition to the Transition team. She has recently finished a PhD in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews on domestic energy demand and expectations of home comfort. You can find more about her research on her website and Katherine tweets as @Ellsworth_Krebs. Email her at ke68@st-andrews.ac.uk. In just a week I have been Read More…

Guardbridge – St Andrews Led Rides

This week we finally launched our Guardbridge Park and Pedal Scheme, which allows people who need to travel to and from St Andrews to park their cars at Guardbridge and cycle the rest of the way on FREE loaned bikes! Bike Pool and the University’s Estates Department have been busy spending the last couple of months getting this scheme together, to make it ‘road-ready’. We were so excited that Read More…

The Leuchars – St Andrews Cycle Route: Our New Guide!

Transition has published its new guide to the traffic-free cycle route between Leuchars and St Andrews. We’re very lucky in this part of the world to have a route as nice as this, and so we want to tell everybody about it! With lots of carefully annotated photos and comments, even the most novice of cyclists is guided through this useful, beautiful, and safe route beside the Eden estuary and the hRead More…

Guardbridge Road Closure – Bike It

Beat the traffic and enjoy a cycle into St Andrews along the Guardbridge to St Andrews cycle route. Using bikes from the Transition Bike pool we will be able to offer commuters a FREE bike loan service from the “Guardbridge Park and Pedal”  stop throughout the 8 week period of road closure. This will be an ideal opportunity to try out cycle commuting along the 4.5 mile off road stretch beforeRead More…