Shared Bike Path project
ENCAP is working together with the communities of East Neuk to develop a shared off-road path between Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and Earslferry, creating an active travel route that will improve access for all.
This project will present a significant opportunity to invest in and promote active and sustainable travel in East Neuk, connect our rural communities and inspire people to reduce car use for everyday journeys.
Our Path will connect with the neighbouring projects: Anstruther, Cellardyke, Kilrenny and Crail Shared Path, and the Crail to St Andrews Shared Path. It is also part of a broader vision to connect the communities along the Fife coastline (East Neuk 50) and provide all people with a safe, continuous, convenient and single shared path route from Kirkcaldy to Dundee.
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Check out the infographic below for the project aim and long term vision:
After two years of feasibility, consultation and engagement, we completed the route options appraisal and identified three potential shared pah routes. Curious? Please click here to see the appraisal.
Last summer, we completed the plans for the proposed main route between the villages and the subsidiary routes within the villages. The images below show the plans for each section of the route:
Whole of main route
Local routes Earlsferry/Elie:
Local route St Monans:
Local route Pittenweem:
Stage 2 of the Project
We are now working closely with landowners and their agents throughout negotiations for land agreements.
We anticipate completing stage 2 (design stage and landowner negotiations) in December 2023, and we hope to complete the build of the shared path by the end of 2025
We are happy to consider potential improvements or minor adjustments on the local routes. You can email your comments to us at email@example.com
What is active travel?
Active travel can bring enormous benefit to people’s wellbeing and the environment. The goal is that people of all ages and abilities should be able to enjoy themselves cycling, walking and wheeling. For more information please see the poster below:
ENCAP employed Crispin Hayes at Whole Cycle Ltd as a path consultant, and works with the Community Councils of Pittenweem, St Monans and Elie & Earlsferry and partners Fife Council, Anster Bike Group and other local groups to realise this project.
How to get involved
If you would like to know more about the project or if you want to get involved, contact us via the form below
The project is funded by the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland’s Places for Everyone and is administered by Sustrans.
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