Sustainable Travel

Our Local Transport Strategy outlines our objectives to promote sustainable forms of travel. This is done through activities and initiatives including developing new walking and cycling infrastructure, promoting public transport, car sharing, efficient driving techniques and the use of electric vehicles. 

We also promote the use of Travel Plans for businesses and schools. These are sometimes required as a planning condition for new developments. If you would like to learn more about travel plans, the Essential Guide to Travel Planning (pdf) is a good source of information.

Read about cycling routes in Moray, and check out our new and up to date Active Travel Map for Elgin (PDF) and surrounding areas (PDF), helping you get about locally with all the walking and cycling you need to make safe healthier travel choices.

Sustainable Travel Events Calendar
The Sustainable Travel events calendar is your one stop shop for active and sustainable travel information. Whether you are just looking to find out more, or want to get involved with some of the national events to create positive change, there is something for everyone. In Moray we have the opportunity to help reduce emissions by supporting and promoting active and sustainable travel. By shifting to active and sustainable travel it not only helps protect our planet – it brings so many benefits to organisations and employees too.

Electric cars
There are a number of publically available electric vehicle charging points spread throughout Moray, for details about locations the fees for charging your vehicle please visit:

Report a fault with an electric car charger

Speyside Low Carbon Hub
The ‘Speyside Low Carbon hub’ project was awarded funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund, and Transport Scotland.

The hub and path project is sited in the heart of Scotland's Speyside area. The project aims to make a step change in the use of low carbon transport modes in a number of different ways. Further information can be found at the Speyside low Carbon Hub webpage

School Streets
A School Street is a road outside a school with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times. The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic. The result is a safer, healthier and pleasant environment for everyone.

School Street schemes offer a proactive solution for school communities to tackle air pollution, poor health and road danger reduction. A School Street scheme will encourage a healthier lifestyle and active travel to school for families and lead to a better environment for everyone.Further information can be found at the School Streets webpage.

Cycling is a skill for life and is a great way of helping you stay fit and healthy at the same time as doing your bit for the environment. Learning basic cycling skills at school can make all the difference.

As the national cycle training programme for school children, Bikeability Scotland is designed to give children the skills and confidence they need to cycle safely on the roads, and to encourage them to carry on cycling into adulthood. Just like learning to swim, learning to cycle safely is an essential life skill.

Outfit Moray delivers Bikeability across schools in Moray in partnership with Moray Council, and is managed by Cycling Scotland. Outfit Moray’s trained instructors can support schools in delivering Bikeability Level 1, 2 and 3, where pupils can learn basic bike handling skills in Level 1 and how to be safe cyclists on the roads in Level 2 and 3.

What is Bikeability Level 1?
Riders learn how to prepare for a journey and how to check their bike and equipment are safe. They develop bike control skills, how to make good observations and decision-making.  They also learn the importance of sharing spaces responsibly with other people.  Level 1 training is completed in a traffic free setting, such as the school playground.

What is Bikeability Level 2?
Level 2 takes place on single lane roads with simple junctions and moderate traffic, once a rider has demonstrated successful level 1 skills. Riders learn to make good and frequent observations, communicate their intentions clearly to other roads users, decide on and use the most suitable riding position, understand priorities on the road and make decisions about when people wait and when people go.

What is Bikeability Level 3?
Level 3 develops these skills and confidence further for cycling on complex, busy or fast roads and junctions, sometimes with heavy traffic. It takes place after a rider has successfully demonstrated all the level 2 outcomes.

To find out more about Bikeability for your school or youth group, please contact the Bikeability coordinator
Cycling Scotland can also provide more information on cycle training.

Active Travel Strategy
The Active Travel Strategy sets out overarching aims, objectives and actions as to how Moray Council will seek to deliver high quality walking and cycling networks. It seeks to increase publicity and awareness of these routes, in order to encourage more trips by Walking and Cycling. This is our second Active Travel Strategy with the previous one covering the period from 2016 to 2021. Active Travel Strategy 2016 - 2021

Contact Us

Sustainable Travel Officer
The Moray Council
Council Office, High Street
IV30 1BX

01343 563783

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