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 path whilst landowners are mainly receptive and supportive.
We don’t want this study to sit on the shelf though and need your help to make the path a reality.
What you can do:
- Support from Fife Council is critical: please ask your local Cllr and MSP to support this route
- Share the study and “Like” the Transition facebook group to ensure you stay in touch with developments
- Join the Project steering group or sign up for updates from it
The next steps are
- Set up a steering group of communities along the route
- Prioritize initial phase of work based on ease and impact
- Seek support from Fife Council on match funding and route negotiations
- Ongoing discussion with landowner
- Investigation into Funding
With much progress being made in Anstruther on a route from Pittenweem to Kilrenny there is a growing interest in making an East Nuek path that will replicate the successful Fife Coastal path for walkers. If you think this is a good idea then please lend your support by getting involved.
Contact Alistair at Transition@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information and to sign up for regular updates or participate in the steering group.