ENCAP (East Neuk Community Action Plan) is working together with local community groups to develop a shared off-road path between Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and Earslferry, creating an active travel route which will improve access for all. The plan is to develop a Multi-Use Path route that people of all abilities can use for their everyday journeys including walkers, horse riders, cyclists, wheelchair and pushchair users and other people with additional mobility needs. This project will better connect the East Neuk communities with schools, shops and local attractions and so encourage people to reduce their reliance on cars and use active travel instead.
The path will also connect with the 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 a single shared path route from Kirkcaldy to Dundee.
Its anticipated that the feasibility study and route options will be completed in May 2021, and it is hoped to complete the build of the shared path by the end of 2024. The project is funded by the Scottish Government through Transport Scotland’s Places for Everyone and is administered by Sustrans and ENCAP.
For more information on this exciting new project, visit; https://www.eastneukcap.co.uk/