Doubling Transport Scotland investment will get more people cycling

news-imageToday’s announcement in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Scotland 2017-18, in which First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined plans to double investment in active travel from £40m to £80m, will help get more people in Scotland cycling.

Welcoming the doubling of investment in active travel, Keith Irving, Cycling Scotland chief executive, said:

“This investment in both cycling and walking will help improve people’s health, support local jobs and reduce climate change and other harmful emissions. The Cycling Scotland CAPS Progress Report in 2016 highlighted all the costs of failing to change how we travel. Today’s announcement recognises all the benefits of getting more people cycling.”

He added:

“The Transport Bill and Drug Driving offences should also make it easier for people of all abilities to get around safely, whether walking, cycling or going by bus. We look forward to working with partners to implement this massive new programme of investment to transform our communities and improve quality of life for all.”

The full Programme for Scotland 2017-18 can be found here.

 

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