Low Carbon Travel & Transport Hubs. HITRANS are contributing £15k each year to each scheme for The Highland Council, Moray Council and Orkney Islands Council to deliver low carbon travel & transport hubs

Programme: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

Status: Ongoing

Timeline: 2018-2020


HITRANS activities:

Inverness LCTT – Hubs at Raigmore & Rose Street:

-        The Inverness Low Carbon and Active Travel Hub will be located within the Rose Street multi-storey carpark. The hub will establish an EV charging hub with 13 multi-use EV charge points capable of further expansion, and will trial innovative energy supply sources and storage that can act as a catalyst for encouraging the transition to ultra-low emission vehicles across the Highlands

-        The project will also develop an Active Travel Hub to provide walking and cycling advice, bike hire, cycling workshop and support outreach programmes.

-        A secondary multi-modal hub will be located at Raigmore Hospital, providing a large bike hub for staff and patients, EV rapid charge points, e-car club and provide improved public transport facilities and information


Orkney LCTT – Stromness Multi Modal Low Carbon & Active Travel Hub:

-        The Stromness Multi Modal Low Carbon and Active Travel Hub will provide a combination of transport decarbonising initiatives covering ferries, buses, cars and bicycles, utilising surplus electricity from Orkney’s renewable wind and tidal energy

-        The Stromness Ferry terminal has been chosen as it is where several modes of transport come together, with the mainland ferry sitting for up to 16 hours a day on diesel engines, and opportunity to electrify the arterial Stromness to Kirkwall bus route


Moray LCTT – Speyside Low Carbon Hub and Speyside Way Active Travel Path Development:

-        The Speyside Low Carbon Hub project includes the installation of EV charge points, incorporating 2 rapid chargers, one of which will be dedicated for charging public transport buses, and a fast charger for dedicated use of the local car club to support the introduction of a car & e-bike club for the Speyside area

-        The hub will also include open cycle storage and bike repair stations at strategic points on the Speyside Way, close to vehicle parking locations to encourage park & ride for those not confident to undertake longer journeys by bicycle