Scottish Local Elections 2022

On 5 May, there were elections for the local authorities of Scotland. Cycling UK asked council candidates to champion active travel, and enable local change

Cycling revolutions - make it happen

We called for cycling revolutions in local communities across Scotland to enable more people to cycle for pleasure and short local journeys, in attractive and safe urban and rural spaces.

We asked councils to make this happen by spending the record levels of funding now available for cycling, walking and wheeling on high-quality cycle routes and other projects which make neighbourhoods better for people.


Our manifesto for cycling

We asked political parties, councils and candidates to adopt the 10 asks in our election manifesto and make bold efforts to get there with cycling.  

Our key messages: 

  • It's time to create a network of safe cycling routes to enable short journeys by bike. 
  • Cycling infrastructure is good value for money and brings many benefits to communities and people.  
  • Make neighbourhoods better for people and cycling rather than cars in rural and urban communities. 

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