Shared Path Stories

Crail to St Andrews Shared Path In November, we met with Kirsty Weir – owner of Beach House Walk self-catering accommodation in Crail. Included in the facilities are 8 bikes with helmets and cycle-maps that Kirsty has made available for visitors to use. We were keen to find out more about what had motivated Kirsty to include bikes in her business, and how visitors has responded. And as wRead More…

Community Police Officer Larna Fox-Cowan joined myself from Transition University of St Andrews and my lit up bike outside the Student Union last night, alongside Union Representative, Ishbel Duncan, Alex Clark and Anya Kaufman from St Andrews University Environment Team Environment Team University of St Andrews and Cara Nicholson from Community Relations Team St Andrews Community Relations.
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Cycle Path Lighting Survey

Hi! Current work conducted by Transition University of St Andrews is exploring local stakeholder demand for better cycling infrastructure on campus and between the town and surrounding areas. Could you spare a minute of your time to answer 4 questions regarding cycling infrastructure at the below link? Should you wish to propose any further comments or queries, please feel free to use theRead More…

Public Consultation on Lade Braes Path Upgrade

As a part of this local community do you reckon the Lade Braes path needs change? And if so, what exactly? In partnership with SUSTRANS, Fife council are taking on the task of improving the Lade Braes walk to improve its multi-use accessibility. But not without your say! If this is something that interests you then don’t miss out on an opportunity to voice your opinion. This can be done by eRead More…

Year in Review: Sustainable Transport

As we write our end of financial year reports, Lara reflects on the sustainable transport achievements of the past year. We thought we would publish her thoughts to give you an idea of what goes on in the life of a Transition project worker. Thank you to all of the volunteers and partners that made these achievements a reality, we couldn’t do it without you! Here is what she had to say… ApRead More…

Car Club and Cycle Routes

For six weeks in July and August, I have been interning for Transition. My project was to create two reports: one on the potential expansion of the current electric car club in St Andrews, and another analysing cycle routes and infrastructure across St Andrews. For the report on a car club expansion, the first stage was to read other feasibility studies done for different areas, to assess how tRead 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…

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…

One Morning at the Bus Station…

Buses get a bad rep. Research in Milton Keynes has shown that many people think of the bus as uncomfortable, inflexible, or even just low-status. Often, people hold these views with little actual experience of bus travel, or without acknowledging the inflexibility that informs their own thinking! Buses are an essential plank in building a sustainable travel system – cutting down journey times, cutRead 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…