“The nation’s cycling infrastructure is in line for a real boost with a new Scottish Government competition designed to encourage more people to cycle for short journeys” Transport Minister Derek Mackay said in Edinburgh today (Thursday 12 November).
The Minister was speaking to over 200 delegates at the Cycling Scotland conference in Edinburgh as he announced details of the new ‘Community Links Plus’ competition for the design and construction of exemplar, on-road, segregated cycle lanes.
Cycling Scotland today (30 October) launched its brand new Cycle Friendly Community Award with an award first for Neilston Development Trust.
Primary 7 pupils from Livingston’s Williamston Primary School have won an activity fuelled day out at the Low Port Centre after clocking up an impressive 84 cycle trips to school during a week-long cycle to school competition run by Cycling Scotland. The competition was part of Cycling Scotland’s Give Everyone Cycle Space campaign which asked drivers to give those travelling by bike enough space when passing.
“The Scottish Government is meeting its commitment to continue record levels of active travel funding through a cash injection of £3.3m for cycling and walking infrastructure.” Transport Minister Derek Mackay announced today in Inverness.
Communities can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 from Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Communities Fund to deliver local cycling projects.
Cycling Scotland has launched the Cycle Friendly Community Award, which recognises the efforts of communities and community groups in promoting cycling as an accessible and convenient travel choice.
Cycling Scotland has launched the Cycle Friendly Campus Award, which recognises the efforts of colleges and universities in encouraging more of Scotland’s 280,000 students to travel by bicycle.
The Royal Bank of Scotland’s Gogarburn headquarters has become the latest Scottish employer to become a Cycle Friendly Employer.
Around 1000 people showed their pedal power today (5 Sept) as they took part in the Wee Jaunt Glasgow bike ride, organised by Cycling Scotland.
Bike hire scheme Bike & Go is to drop bike hire charges for 24-hours in order to help ScotRail users to take part in Cycle to Work Day.