Spaces for People

Spaces for People programme

We have secured a total of £1.2m for a series of ambitious temporary infrastructure trials to encourage safer active travel.

Support from the Spaces for People programme, which is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Sustrans Scotland, will be used to support a number of 18 month pilot projects which will aim to make it easier and safer for people to walk, cycle and wheel for every day journeys as the country moves out of lockdown.

A number of trial 40mph areas, road closures and one way systems in specific locations are currently being implemented, while trial 20mph areas in 91 Borders towns and villages are being introduced from October to December 2020.

Updates - 28 September

  • a total of 91 towns and villages are included in this programme
  • the full list of when signage is expected to be installed in each locality is available on our website
  • a team has been assigned to each locality to progress the new signage at the same time, which means all signage is expected to be in place by the end of this year
  • while exact dates have not yet been finalised for the entire programme, it will begin on Monday 5 October in Stow, Coldingham, Eddleston, Newcastleton and Sprouston and will continue to other communities in each locality during the remainder of week commencing 5 October
  • all Temporary Traffic Regulation Orders (TTROs) are now in place for each community
  • 30mph road markings are currently being removed in towns and villages, while the new 20mph signage is also ready to be installed in the first communities which will change to the new temporary limit