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Cycling sees “modal share” in Scotland increase five-fold
News / 20 July 2020

Cycling sees “modal share” in Scotland increase five-fold

Cycling Scotland’s twice-yearly nationwide monitoring survey across 97 locations shows the share of people cycling vs using other forms of transport increased to 3.44% in May 2020.

Organisation’s Scotland-wide network of automatic cycle counters reports continued lockdown-rise (62.75%) in people cycling in June compared with June last year.

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More than a third of people in Scotland don't leave 1.5 metres and 8 in 10 become frustrated when overtaking someone cycling.
News / 6 July 2020

More than a third of people in Scotland don't leave 1.5 metres and 8 in 10 become frustrated when overtaking someone cycling.

Two thirds (64%) of people in Scotland don’t know you can get three points on your licence for close-passing.

Findings revealed on the day the nation’s cycling organisation launches its annual TV/radio ad campaign to encourage drivers to give space to people on bikes. This year’s campaign more important than ever due to 77% increase in cycling during lockdown.

Press pics and people who have been close-passed available in Aberdeen, Aviemore, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.

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