Published: 28th Jul 2017

From a ‘game-changer’ in east Belfast to a parkland commuter trail in Edinburgh, green active travel routes are changing our cities for the better. A new set of case studies published by the Central Scotland Green Network shows how it’s done, as Angus Gibson explains The new case studies cover routes in Belfast and Edinburgh as well as cities abroad and highlight how green infrastructure and active travel combine within different contexts to provide benefits for both people and the environment. By combining natural planting, greenery or water systems together with paths for people on foot or on bike, green active travel routes provide communities with multiple benefits. These include flood mitigation, climate change adaption, increased biodiversity, connectivity and a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. Such routes can be created by either adding new travel routes to existing infrastructure or by adding new green infrastructure to existing travel … (To read the full article, subscribe below)