We have identified 10 Principles of a Caring Place which places user needs at the heart of decision-making, service provision and investment in our places. Principle 1 looks at Friendly and Accessible Transport. This means that people have options that are efficient, cost-effective and which encourage social interaction; that there are connections between towns and centres as not every town can offer everything people need. Inadequate transport between places can be an isolating factor.
In this blog Christine Bell, Executive Officer of Cycling Without Age Scotland, writes about their innovative transport project supporting communities.