Highland Council and north transport group HiTrans have spoken out against the call from walking and cycling organisations to cease all new road building in Scotland.
Almost £2 million has been awarded to community groups, employers and social housing providers across Scotland to encourage more people to walk and cycle.
Motorists are being warned that they are breaking the law if they drive too close to cyclists on the road.
The majority of motorists are not aware that driving too close to cyclists can result in three penalty points, a survey suggests.
A north-east charity has secured funding to make sure that every child in Aberdeen will learn how to ride a bike.
Initiatives aimed at encouraging people in the north and north-east to get on their bikes have been given £64,000 of Scottish Government funding.
More people in Moray are getting on their bike than in most other parts of the country.