94% agreed Spaces for People measures made walking or cycling easier – Cycle Industry News
7 January, 2022
Temporary Spaces for People schemes, introduced to Scotland during the 2020 Covid lockdown, delivered some impressive outcomes. Taking a broad overview of the measures:
The Spaces for People programme, funded by the Scottish Government, managed by Sustrans Scotland, oversaw installation of 178 interventions within the first two months of the programme, with 316 installed by the end of the first six months.
Walking and Cycling impact
Sustrans has revealed 94% of survey respondents in Aberdeen City agreed that the Spaces for People measures have made it easier to walk or cycle. Also reported, a 25% increase in pedestrian use where Spaces for People measures (such as pavement widening) were introduced, when compared with control sites.