Big Bike Swap
The Bike Swap took place in Bankie Park, Anstruther on Saturday 1st September. The event was organised by Anstruther Cycle Group, who are part of the Anstruther Community Council. The aim of the event was to encourage would be cyclists to dust off their old bikes to repair them for use or to swap or donate bikes to enable people to start cycling.
The event involved a Bike Swap, bike maintenance tips, health checks, safety tips and puncture repair workshops. Shealagh Crabb, our Bikeability Co-ordinator was there to raise the profile of Bikeability and get more people involved in delivering and supporting Bikeability in schools. Shealagh was also promoting Cycle Fife, the website for active travel in Fife. Shealagh met up with Willie Rennie MSP, who was there to support the Bike Swap as you can see! Willie Rennie is taking part in Cycling Scotland’s Big Belter on 9th September 2018, which is a 100 mile cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh as part of the popular Big Pedal series. To get involved, see https://www.cycling.scot/pedal-for-scotland.
Pittenweem-Anstruther-Cellardyke-Kilrenny Multi use Path
This is a community-led project, the first of its kind in Fife, and a sub group of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council has been formed to take this project forward. The Anstruther Cycle Group was formed a partnership with Fife Council to ensure that a mixture of expertise and resources are harnessed to deliver this £1 million project.
The Glenrothes Community Plan – Plan4Glenrothes
We are working to produce the Glenrothes Community Plan – Plan4Glenrothes. To do this properly we want local people involved – this means you!
You can share your views by completing the survey here – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2WTJYJL
Kirkcaldy Rail Station – this unit has been repaired and is now fully operational.
Thistle Street car park – this unit is currently offline.
We are working with the EV charge point supplier to rectify this fault as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause EV users.
Alternative charging facilities nearby include –
Rapid Charger at Bankhead, Glenrothes
7kW South Street car park, Leven
The ChargePlace Scotland map shows the status of the charge points and your nearest available point – http://chargeplacescotland.org/
Transport Scotland’s remit covers buses, ferries, rail and air transport. Our aim is to make Scotland more connected, stimulate economic growth across the whole country and make travelling in Scotland a smooth and enjoyable experience.
We’re currently looking for your views on smart travel – take our smart travel survey.
There will be bus service changes on Monday 13th August. These changes are mainly due to the award of Fife Councils North Fife Tender, where Moffat & Williamson won some of the routes currently operated by Stagecoach.
Stagecoach are also taking the opportunity to amend timetables throughout Fife, due to passenger feedback received from previous consultations. Bay Travel are also amending service 13 and service 18. A summary of the changes for each of the operators can be found by clicking here.
Timetables should be available at the beginning of August. The timetables will also be available online via the Stagecoach, Moffat & Williamson and Bay Travel website.
Transport Scotland and Scotland’s public transport stakeholders are looking to learn more about passenger preferences for smart travel – specifically your preferences when it comes to smart ticketing, smartcards, contactless payment or mobile apps.
They are seeking views of both concession and non-concession travellers – whether you currently use paper or a smart ticket or payment option.
Clicking here will take you to the short survey.
Glenrothes turned 70 on Saturday 30th June, and had a party to celebrate at Warout Stadium.
Our Bikeability Co-ordinator Shealagh went along with lots of information on Cycle Fife, Bikeability and all things active travel and to add a little flavour to our stand Shealagh also had visitors pedalling their own smoothies. Our information stand could be identified with our lovely big Cycle Fife banners.
Thanks to everyone who came to speak to us about cycling, active travel and Bikeability and to the Scouts for helping with our stand!
Maintenance works on Fife’s EV charging network have been successfully completed.
Thank you for your patience during these works.
There are further works in progress on a new rapid charger in Fife. More details to follow as works progress….
Over 80 pupils from Fife participated in the 2018 Primary School Dirt Crit Series organised by Active Schools Coordinator Callum Imray, Senior Outdoor Education Instructor Allan Dunlop and Lochore Meadows staff. The aim of the series was to increase opportunities to take part in competitive outdoor cycling while raising awareness of links to local community clubs and sessions.
Our Bikeability Coordinator Shealagh attended to help raise the profile of Bikeability and get more people involved.
Saturday 23rd June
Conga and Commemorative Walk to celebrate 25 years of Queensferry Care.
Meet from 09:30am outside the Amey Offices at the Visitors Centre, Forth Road Bridge.
Walk and Conga line starts at 10am.
Refreshments and transport available.
To register, contact Carol Findlay – firstname.lastname@example.org