FUNDING of £720,000 for West Dunbartonshire Council will help normalise the increasing number of people walking or cycling, according to Clydebank’s MSP.

In partnership with Sustrans Scotland, the Scottish Government has now awarded nearly £30 million to pop-up infrastructure projects across the country to encourage temporary active travel routes that enable physical distancing during lockdown.

Gil Paterson MSP said: “This is a huge cash boost for West Dunbartonshire Council, and I hope it will help encourage constituents to get out cycling or walking for their everyday journeys.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the council put this funding to good use so we can create a more active community and ensure that more people are cycling or walking than ever before.”

John Lauder, deputy chief executive officer of Sustrans and executive director for Scotland added: “Giving people safe space in which to physically distance while they get about their day by walking, wheeling and cycling is vitally important as we look to normalise the increasing rate of people travelling actively."