About the Make Your Way Project

What is Active Travel?

Active Travel means making journeys that do not involve motorised vehicles and instead rely on physically active means such as walking, running, cycling, scootering, or skateboarding. By getting everyone to be a bit more active we can reduce pollution, improve people’s physical and mental health.

 

Through community consultation, walking and cycling routes have been identified and mapped. You can download the maps on this website and follow the waymarked routes to start your own everyday journeys.

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Make Your Way promotes local strolls, cycles and activities for everyday active travel in and around where you live

 
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Benefits of Active Travel

Exercise Target

Walking or cycling for just 15 minutes a day can help you to reach the recommended exercise target of 150 minutes per week.

Reduce Anxiety and Stress

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Being physically active outdoors, connecting with nature, is also great for our mental health and sense of well-being.

Reduce Carbon Emissions

Improve Your Health

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Transport is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses in Scotland (37%). Using cars less can make a big difference in reducing pollution.

Small amounts of walking and cycling can contribute to reducing your risk of stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and forms of arthritis.

Project Partners

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Make Your Way is managed by Rural Development Trust's Community Action Lanarkshire project and delivered by icecream architecture and Bike Town. It is supported by Paths for All Smarter Choices Smarter Places, South Lanarkshire Renewable Energy Fund and Rural Development Trust.

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Contact

For any enquiry please contact Community Action Lanarkshire.

email: info@ruraldevtrust.co.uk
phone: 01555 880 551

You can find more maps and routes in South and North Lanarkshire

on Community Action Lanarkshire's website.