Tag Archives: Scotland

Scotland’s bike-sharing schemes sparked ‘huge’ rise in lockdown cycling, report finds

Thousands of people across Scotland’s two largest cities took up cycling during lockdown as a result of coordinated bike-sharing initiatives, funded by the Scottish Government, a new report has found. Shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said promotions in Glasgow and Edinburgh, which allowed users free time on a …

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Cycling UK launches Shift project to help Scots choose cycling for short journeys

Cycling UK is launching a new project, Shift, to get more people in Scotland cycling. The charity will provide funding and expert support to organisations so that they can deliver cycling activities that will help people jump on a bike instead of into their car. Scotland has seen a surge …

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Raiders Gravel Galloway presented by Canyon unveiled

A new gravel event in Scotland, Raiders Gravel Galloway presented by Canyon, has been officially unveiled. The four-day festival features three gravel riding stages where riders explore the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. The inaugural edition will take place from 7th-10th October 2021. “We’re stoked to bring this incredibly …

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Poll shows support for ‘record’ cycling and walking spend in Scotland

47% of people in Scotland support allocating at least 10% of the Scottish transport budget to cycling and walking, while just 20% oppose it, a YouGov poll has found. This would represent record spending on cycling and walking and an increase on the 3.5% of the 2021 transport budget allocation, …

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Free nextbike Stirling rides initiative extended to June

An initiative making nextbike journeys free for Stirling residents has been extended until June 2021. Since being introduced last summer to encourage safe active travel during the pandemic, locals have made over 20,000 trips and clocked up more than 38,000km around the city. Supported by Forth Environment Link and Cycling …

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Cycling up 47% in Scotland in year since first lockdown

Scotland has seen a surge in the number of people cycling in the past 12 months, according to data from the nation’s cycling organisation. Statistics released today, 6th April, by Cycling Scotland show 47% more cycling journeys were recorded between 23rd March 2020 and 22nd March 2021 compared to the …

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Police Scotland launches national bike theft campaign

Police Scotland has launched a national campaign to tackle the rising number of bike thefts taking place across the country and to raise awareness of bike security within the cycling community. Pedal Protect officially kicked off on 26th March to address the increasing trend in bike thefts, which has been …

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Open letter calls on Police Scotland to introduce camera footage submission system

A coalition of 33 organisations representing Scotland’s road users has called on Police Scotland to introduce a nationwide camera footage submission system to make Scotland’s roads safer. The organisations – including the AA, the RAC, Cycling UK, road safety charity Brake, British Motorcyclists Federation, British Horse Society Scotland and Living …

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£1.9 billion boost from Scotland’s National Walking and Cycling Network

Users of Scotland’s National Walking and Cycling Network (NWCN) spent £1.9 billion in the local economy in 2019, a new report from NatureScot, Sustrans and Scottish Canals has found. The NWCN includes Scotland’s Great Trails, the National Cycle Network and Scottish Canals towpaths and stretches 6,879 kilometres across the country. …

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Cycling UK calls for next Scottish Government to spend 10% of transport budget on active travel

Cycling UK is calling for the Scottish Government to invest at least 10% of its transport budget in cycling, walking and wheeling, as part of the charity’s manifesto for the Scottish Parliament election on 6th May. The manifesto also calls for more safe space for cycling and a focus on …

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