The top priorities for STPR2 should include: creating coherent networks of safe, easy to access dedicated cycling infrastructure; improving both walking and cycling access to rail stations and key bus modes to improve connectivity and public transport integration; end the expansion of trunk road capacity and prioritise active and sustainable travel in budget allocations, spending at least 10% of transport budgets on active travel; increasing access to bikes; and long-term, planned funding for pedestrian and toucan crossings, footway and cycleway maintenance to improve local access for all.
Full results of our tracker research into attitudes and behaviours towards cycling from across Scotland in 2019.
A souvenir magazine to celebrate Pedal for Scotland's 20th anniversary event and the amazing achievements of 8,000 people taking to their bikes together.
This is a joined reponse with partner organisations. The six priorities for Scotland's National Transport Strategy should be: give more space to walking and segregated cycling; end new road building and prioritise active and sustainable travel; deliver affordable and integrated public transport; planning for better land use; support behaviour change; and improve access to bikes.
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.