£3.9 million Cycling Action Plan for Scotland unveiled

The Cycling Action Plan for Scotland has unveiled a £3.9 million plan to increase cycling numbers.

The plan also aims to have 10 per cent of all journeys by bike by 2020.

The plan includes a £2.5 million investment in cycling infrastructure, such as new paths, and a £150,000 loan support scheme to help business improve workplace cycling facilities.

Also, £500,000 to Glasgow City Council for its Connect2 project, allowing cyclists to travel between the city centre, the Clyde riverside promenades, Kelvingrove Park and the West End free of traffic and £300,000 on child cycle training.

Ttransport Minister Stewart Stevenson said: "Scotland has the toughest climate change legislation anywhere in the world and as our climate change delivery plan made clear we need to decarbonise almost all road transport by 2050. This means persuading more motorists to get out of their cars and getting more people to cycle."

"I am confident that as we improve the delivery of cycle training in our schools and construct new cycle routes like the one I've opened today in Fife that we will achieve our 2020 vision."

Further information:
The Scottish Government