Transport case studies

Learn more about Climate Challenge Fund projects involving transport through video features and downloadable case studies.

The Climate Challenge Fund has supported projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions by encouraging members of their community to change their mode of transport to a lower carbon option. These projects involve helping people to move away from travelling alone in cars to fuel efficient driving, lower emissions vehicles, lift sharing, public transport, or active travel like cycling and walking. Some projects have focused on reducing the need to travel in the first place.

You can view video features and downloadable case studies of CCF project involving transport below.

Tweeddale Youth Action, in the Scottish Borders was awarded a grant of £97,734 from CCF in 2016 to run the Big Wheels Keep on Turning project. The project included opportunities for young people to take part in innovative initiatives to reduce local carbon emissions including:


Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) in Lochwinnoch, providing free energy efficiency advice to four local communities as well as a car club, reducing carbon footprint and bills while improving local transport options.

Cycling into Sustainability - run by Fallin Community Enterprises Recyle-a-Bike.   Working with local communities in Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk to promote cycling as a healthy, lower carbon form of travel and a first choice for local journeys.


Good Moves Bishopbriggs from Ed's Cycle Co-Op aimed to reduce CO2 emissions through smarter travel choices to education and employment by direct support to 2,000 residents of East Dumbartonshire, across the age range from 3 to 83.  This video demonstrates some of the work they did with primary schools.

Chain Reaction is a programme of cycling activities delivered by young people in the Muirhouse Pilton and Granton areas of Edinburgh. Awarded a JCCF grant of £98,795 in February 2014 and have since applied successfully for a CCF grants, including funding for 2017/18.

UPower is a project managed by a youth panel and supported by Rural and Urban Training Scheme Ltd (RUTS) and was awarded a JCCF grant of £221,558 in June 2014. The project secured further CCF funding until 2017 and worked with primary and secondary schools, youth groups and community groups in Midlothian to promote lower carbon behaviour such as cycling instead of car use.

Downloadable case studies of CCF projects:

A Better Way to Work - run by Glasgow Bike Station. Helping people move away from their cars towards lower carbon forms of transport.
CATCA CREATES (Carbon Reductions Exploring Active Travel and Energy Savings). In partnership with Sustrans Scotland the project works with schools and businesses in Larbert and Stenhousemuir to encourage lower carbon travel by bike through cycle training, route planning and maintenance workshops.

Go Bycycle - run by Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop, Inverness. A two year project promoted cycling to work and school as a travel choice and a contributory factor to a healthy, happy lifestyle when combined with eating local produce.

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