Monitoring Cycling in Scotland

Annual Cycling Monitoring Report

The Annual Cycling Monitoring Report reports annually on a suite of national indicators to inform the national picture of cycling participation in Scotland, fullfilling Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) Action 18.


Download the Annual Cycling Monitoring Report 2017

Download the Annual Cycling Monitoring Report 2016

Download the Annual Cycling Monitoring Report 2015

International Comparator Study

An International Comparator Study, commissioned by Cycling Scotland, and produced by Urban Movement and European Cyclists’ Federation, was published in late 2015 and aimed to identify:

  • progress over time that key European comparator countries (Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Austria) made to increase cycling mode share
  • the implementation of key plans, policies and programmes over those years and decades
  • precedents that can help Scotland achieve the vision of 10% of everyday journeys by bike

Download the full International Comparator Study

Measuring Outcomes – Robust methods for monitoring cycling in Scotland

In 2012, Cycling Scotland commissioned MVA Consultancy to help identify sources of data and forms of data collection which could be used to monitor levels of cycling in Scotland. You can read this report here.