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Walking and Cycling

Walking and cycling (and scooting!) are some of the most affordable, healthy and environmentally-friendly ways of travelling. In addition to walking and cycling for leisure, many people are increasingly building active travel into their daily routine.

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Walking is an important part of many journeys, even those made by car and public transport. Cycling is also an increasingly important mode of travel in West Lothian, for leisure and functional purposes. Many of our nursery and primary school children also scoot on a regular basis.

Whether for commuting, leisure or sport, walking, cycling and scooting are efficient and enjoyable ways to travel from A to B quickly and cheaply, and get the recommended 30 minutes of daily activity at the same time. They are also suitable for all ages and abilities.

In addition to the National Cycle Network routes crossing West Lothian, the area offers a variety of local walking and cycling routes.
Whether you want to help children in your community to become confident cyclists or you want to join a friendly walking group to improve your fitness and wellbeing, West Lothian has a range of clubs, groups and training opportunities on offer.
Buying a bike doesn't have to be an expensive process. You can also recycle old bikes for wider community benefit.
As more and more people walk and cycle for everyday journeys, it is important for everyone to show mutual respect and adopt responsible behaviours.
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Quiet Roads are proposed in the council's Active Travel Plan, as part of an active travel network in West Lothian.
Plan cycle journeys for around West Lothian.