Scottish Election: Cycling for everyone
It’s time for politicians to move up the gears and commit more funding and effort to promote cycling and active travel, so that more people can cycle for pleasure and everyday short journeys wherever they live.
In the run up to the election, we asked MSP candidates to pledge their support for three asks to make sure cycling is for everyone in Scotland:
- Increasing investment in active travel (cycling, walking and wheeling) to at least 10% of the transport budget.
- Creating an active travel network for Scotland based on a national plan, to ensure safe cycling and walking routes are accessible to all, and connect people with the places they need to go.
- Enabling people in rural communities to cycle as an alternative to using the car for everyday journeys.
Once results are released, we'll let you know which elected MSPs pledged their support, and we'll be reaching out to all newly elected politicians to bring cycling up their agenda as we look forward to the Covid-19 recovery.
The core message of our campaign was that cycling should be for everyone, not just for sport, for the fit, or for men, but action is needed from politicians to make that a reality everywhere. This is a message we'll be carrying forward and taking to the next Scottish Government.