September 1, 2011

Edinburgh Cycleway Habitat Improvement Plan

City of Edinburgh
Integrated Habitat Network
CSGN Development Fund
Lead Partners:
Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust

Project background

In 2011, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust used a grant of £24,725 to survey habitats along 37km of cycleways throughout the city, to develop a prioritised plan for improvement works, and then to deliver early priority improvement projects through the engagement of community volunteers. Physical improvements delivered include woodland management, path clearance, the removal of invasive species and cleaning up fly-tipping. Overall the project engaged 412 volunteers in local schools, community groups and businesses through 22 conservation and education events.

In 2013, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust was awarded £38,079 to deliver a programme of habitat improvements at priority locations along the Edinburgh off-road cycle network. The works were identified in a Habitat Improvement Plan prepared as part of a CSGN Development Funded project in 2011-12 and will be delivered through a combination of contractors (for larger scale works) and local volunteers. The grant will also support a programme of volunteer and community engagement sessions, including local schools.

Funding Details:

Year Fund Value
2011 CSGN Development Fund 24,725
2013 CSGN Development Fund 38,079


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