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‘Imagine having access to all your favourite places on Skye without ever needing to drive’.
Welcome to the Skye Cycle Network Project
We are a small local team working in partnership with Sustrans - the walking and cycling charity. We're asking Skye Residents to share their ideas on where they would most like to see cycling or walking routes.
The best way to get involved is to use your imagination. Think about places that generate a lot of traffic and use your local knowledge to suggest a better route option for cyclist and walkers.
These new routes could be through woodland, across fields or over streams.
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The Skye Cycle Network

‘Imagine having access to all your favourite places on Skye without ever needing to drive’.

Who are we?

We are a small local team working in partnership with Sustrans - the walking and cycling charity. We're asking Skye Residents to share their ideas on where they would most like to see cycling or walking routes.

How to get involved?

The best way to get involved is to use your imagination. Think about places that generate a lot of traffic and use your local knowledge to suggest a better route option for cyclist and walkers.

Getting Started & Submitting Ideas is Easy!

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Getting Started

We’re asking Skye locals to think about places in their communities that generate car journeys. Using your knowledge of your local area, you can help us to identify potential new routes that would allow locals to walk or cycle instead of driving.

You might know of an old path or trail that could be redeveloped to provide better access between community hubs. Or you might imagine an entirely new route that could be created. This would allow walkers, cyclists, pedestrian an wheelchairs to safely access important places in your community and avoid cars altogether.

There are no bad ideas. We aim to better link communities with new walking and cycling access. Your input is vital in helping also pick the most appropriate areas for development. You can read more about the project here.

***People living in the Broadford and Strath and Edinbane areas already have cycle and walking route projects underway in their area so please contact them directly as below to find out more information and find out how you can provide you input into those projects. See ‘Our Friends’ Section below for more information on these projects

There are many ways for you to get you thoughts down before sending them to us. However, the more specific you can be the better.  If we know exactly where your idea for a route is, we can more easily survey the area. That’s why – if you can – we’re asking you to draw your route idea on a map. Print off one of our maps, draw your ideas, take a photo or scan and send it pack to us at Email: 

 You can download a map of your area here.

If you’d rather not use one of our maps, you can use Google maps, take photos, send coordinates or just describe your route idea and email it to us. All other submission options can be found here

Just scan or take a photo of your maps and ideas and send them to us. 

You can submit your route ideas by email, through Facebook & Instagram or post it to us. You can send your submission to 

Email: cycleproject@skye-connect.com

More submission information can be found here.

You don’t need a computer to make a contribution. If you have a friend or family member who doesn’t have computer – but would like to take part – we can post all the relevant information to them. They can write to us to request information and maps, or they can have a friend print their preferred map and when they are ready send it here.

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Yes! If you are struggling to find or download a map of your location, contact us now and we’ll get the right maps sent to you by email or by post.

Our Friends

Skye Cycle Way is a separate volunteer-led project being undertaken by Broadford & Strath Community Company (BSCC) to establish a 6.5 mile active travel path between the Skye Bridge and Broadford, using a mixture of old road, quiet township road and newly constructed pathway. For contact and more information on the Skye Cycle Way please see the BSCC website here.

Or take a look at the the SCW Facebook page @skyebikerunwalk

In Edinbane we have been looking at linking up all the parts of the village for non-motorised users. The project started some years ago under the guidance of the Edinbane Community Company and we are currently looking at creating two mixed user paths. 

One will link the centre of the village by creating a path by  a road section which is currently too dangerous for most non-motorised users and the other will renovate an old road running from Suledale towards the village. We are at a more advanced stage than the Skye wide project and hope to open in a year or two.

Contact for ECC will be devworker@edinbanecommunitycompany.org

Contact us

email: cycleproject@skye-connect.com

Send your New Route ideas in to us

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