The Annual Cycling Monitoring Report 2019 builds on previous editions and delivers Action 18 of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS).
We welcome the vision set out in the National Transport Strategy. We welcome the inclusion of the Sustainable Transport Hierarchy and the focus to embed this in decision-making within the Strategy. It is important that the transport system meets the needs of everyone who needs to use it, while at the same time addressing some of the major challenges facing society, such as climate change, poor(er) health and wellbeing outcomes, and issues of equality.
As a member of the Road Maintenance Stakeholder Group we welcome the opportunity to contribute to the views on pre-budget/financial scrutiny on roads maintenance in Scotland.
Cycling Scotland believes adults should be free to decide whether to wear a helmet whilst cycling and that parents or guardians are responsible for deciding if their children wear helmets.
The campaign aimed to educate drivers about giving more space to people cycling, using research to explore what would have the biggest impact on behaviour - in partnership with Police Scotland.
The objectives in the consultation conflict with each other. We welcome that the key objective is safety and a focus on criminal and legal clarity. However, to “wish to remove any unnecessary blocks which might delay the benefits of driving automation to mobility and productivity” assumes that there are only benefits to automated vehicles when the potential downsides, such as inefficient use of road space from more vehicles, compared to public transport, should also be taken into account.
Traffic speed and concerns over safety are two of the main barriers to people cycling. 20 mph can help to improve safety for people cycling and all road users. The Bill must be supported by effective enforcement and driver education and awareness raising, as well as speed reduction, to achieve the required level of culture and behaviour change whereby 20 mph becomes the norm in built-up areas.
Our Pedal for Scotland 2018 souvenir issue, including winter cycling tips, picture special and much more.
Here you will find the full results of our research into attitudes and behaviours towards cycling from across Scotland.
We asked people across Scotland about their attitudes and behaviours towards cycling. Here you will find a summary of our research results.
We welcome the prohibition of parking on pavements and double parking, and, through associated secondary legislation, of dropped kerb parking, recognising the important contribution this will have on improving the safety of vulnerable road users, particularly people cycling and walking. Enforcement of parking restrictions must be thorough across the country.
We welcome the ambition in the Bill to work towards net-zero emissions. The role of cycling and active travel should be recognised as zero-carbon option to help deliver the current targets and the aspiration for a net-zero emissions future.