Jul 25, 2020 | Transport

Greening Transport on Sleat

Sleat Community Trust’s redevelopment of the community shop and Trust office at Armadale will include a bike shelter for 10 bikes, fully funded from Transport Scotland through HITRANS. It will allow bikes to be locked up securely whilst people are shopping or away on the community bus for the day, and is part of a bigger project for shelters throughout the island.  The Trust’s community bus follows on from the previous subsidised taxi service for community members, and the current vehicle will soon be replaced by an electric minibus. The bus service is run by volunteers.

An electric car sharing club is also coming to Sleat. The first electric vehicle will be located at a new charging point planned for Sabhal Mor Ostaig Gaelic College. Initially, to comply with advice around COVID-19 the vehicle will only be available to students and staff at the college and will be booked through an innovative Well@Getting Around App, but in time (as COVID-19 restrictions ease) the opportunity to use the vehicle will be extended to the whole community. More information here.

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