South Ayrshire Council has implemented a new plan to encourage residents to walk and cycle as they travel.

The Active Travel Strategy aims to expand and promote active travel across the region over the next five years and beyond.

The strategy aims to place the needs of residents and local businesses at the heart of the expanding active travel network.

This includes identifying and pursuing specific infrastructure and behaviour change initiatives to encourage active travel both within and between communities.

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Active travel encourages people to make journeys in physically active ways such as walking or cycling.

Councillor Martin Dowey, Leader of South Ayrshire Council said: “It’s vitally important that we continue to do all we can to protect the environment for future generations.

"This means giving people the opportunity to leave the car at home, having extensive multi-use paths which link our communities is a great way to help achieve this ambition.”

To view the Active Travel Strategy, visit