'We aim to provide safe walking, cycling and wheeling links for every day active travel on Skye'
Funded by the Scottish Government through Sustrans’ Places for Everyone programme, the Skye Cycle Network project aims to provide safe to use links both within and between communities on Skye.
The project will build on the fantastic efforts of two active travel projects already underway in Skye, each delivering new cycle and walking routes.
The Skye Cycle Way project, which is overseen by Broadford & Strath Community Company is aiming to connect Kyleakin to Broadford and has already made significant progress. Also the Edinbane Links project which is overseen by Edinbane Community Company and seeks to develop paths and trails within their local community. You can find more information on the Broadford Project here.
In May our cycle network plans received a huge boost thanks to a £90,000 grant. This money was awarded to put in place a Strategic Plan & Feasibility Study for a walking, cycling, wheelchair and wheeling network on Skye.
The Skye Cycle Network project is asking for public views on what infrastructure they would like to see in their local areas.
There is widespread support locally for paths that will be safe for cyclists and pedestrians of all ages, that will link communities and increase connectivity, provide low carbon transport options, and offer recreational and tourism opportunities.
Where possible the project will seek to reuse lengths of old road, quiet single-track roads and existing core path networks to enable recreational and commuting travel both within and between communities on Skye.
We are consulting with residents in the coming months, tapping into their local knowledge of potential route developments. From there we will move towards surveying, planning and further consultation.
This is a great opportunity to develop a network of safe routes that will be enjoyed by residents and visitors alike for generations.
We look forward to you seeing your ideas and talking with you further.
Our mission is to tap into the energy, ideas, creativity and local knowledge of Skye residents. With their help we can identify, survey and propose a new safe and accessible active travel network across the island.
To enable people to use every day active travel both within their own local community and between neighbouring communities on Skye, by seeking to provide safe walking, cycling and wheeling links