Cycling Scotland has responded to the Scottish Sentencing Council consultation on death by driving. We have made points related to categorisation of actions, sentencing and additional training that includes the awareness of the safety of vulnerable road users.
We have responded to the Tactran regional transport strategy for 2023-33. Our key points include the reduction of transport poverty is key, integrating cycling across different transport modes can help us achieve the needed modal shift, and to improve safety in the area, we should build a network of cycling infrastructure.
Cycling Scotland has responded to the SPT consultation
We welcome proposals for integrated ticketing, a modal shift to active travel, and a reduction of car kilometres. Changing the way we travel must be a priority focus across the SPT region; in 2019, 54% of car journeys were under three miles.
This consultation responds to Department for Transport proposals on driver licensing.
We are opposed to these proposals on the basis that removing the need for extra licensing and testing can have a big impact on road safety for vulnerable users, our environment and the enjoyment of people using the road for active travel.
On behalf of the Board and staff team, welcome to Cycling Scotland’s Annual Report 2021–22. This provides an overview of the organisation’s activity, progress and achievements through the many projects we have delivered, funded and supported during the year.
Find out more about the residential cycle storage fund which is one of Cycling Scotland's most requested development funds.
Cycling Scotland has commissioned this research from Pettycur Consulting Ltd to help understand the barriers to residential cycle storage in Scotland and what solutions might be implemented to improve and increase cycle storage provision.
Cycling Scotland has responded to the Permitted Development Rights review (phase 2) and has called for greater flexibility and ease of planning requests to install adequate cycle parking and storage, a focus on reducing car kilometres, and a need for greater connectivity between our communities through 20-minute neighbourhoods.
Access to suitable and affordable bikes is a priority to help more people cycle in Scotland, improving public health and helping us tackle the climate emergency. Bike reuse, repair and recycling creates skills and employment opportunities, as well as diverting waste from landfill and it can also generate income for social enterprises.
Cycling Scotland and partners, Scottish Enterprise and Zero Waste Scotland, commissioned research to explore bike reuse and circular business models across Europe and Scotland, outlining best practice and potential for growth.
We've responded to the Scottish Government's draft second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) for Scotland, which will inform Scottish Ministers decisions on transport investment in Scotland for 2022-2042.
This consultation response comments on the Scottish Government commitment to reduce car kilometres by 20% by 2030. Transport accounts for a quarter of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions, with cars making up almost 40% of transport emissions. In our response, we welcome and support the behaviour change steps: Scotland is facing a climate emergency and reducing car km is a key action in tackling this.
This consultation response comments on the Scottish Governments priorities and policies for the planning system up to 2045 and how our approach to planning and development will help to achieve a net zero, sustainable Scotland.
We call for cycle storage for every household and for Cycling by Design to be a formal requirement for street design.