Transport case studies

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

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) 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.

VeloCommunities, is a CCF project widening access to cycling and helping Glasgow be a more sustainable city. This film was created by playwright Lewis Hetherington and film-maker Geraldine Heaney who have been commissioned by Creative Carbon Scotland to work with the VeloCommunities project, which is run by Glasgow based charity Bike for Good.

The B/Spoke project is run by Soulriders Scotland and is working to reduce carbon emissions by promoting sustainable transport amongst ethnic minorities in Greater Glasgow to encourage a shift away from car travel. Project activities include cycle skills courses, bike maintenance training and organised group rides. The project also reduces unwanted or damaged bikes sent to landfill by providing a collection and refurbishment scheme with further activity to raise awareness of climate change and ways to take action. 


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.  This project worked 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 their work with primary schools.

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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