Tag Archives: Scottish Government

New scheme offering interest free loans to help people in Scotland buy bikes

A new scheme will offer interest free loans of up to £500 to help people in Scotland spread the cost of buying an adult bike. Cycling UK is working with Capital Credit Union and Scotwest Credit Union to offer 500 loans through the Access Bikes scheme, which aims to bring …

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Free bike pilots announced by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has announced the first six pilot projects selected to offer free bikes for school-age children who cannot afford one. As part of a series of commitments delivered by the Scottish Government within its first 100 days, the new pilots will test their approaches across the next 12 …

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Poll shows support for online system to report dangerous driving in Scotland

A poll of the Scottish public has shown strong support for the introduction of an online system that would allow people to upload and report footage of dangerous driving on Scottish roads. Carried out by YouGov on behalf of Cycling UK, the poll asked the Scottish public whether they would …

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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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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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Mobility hubs set to ‘revitalise’ city centres in Scotland

Scotland is set to introduce European-style mobility hubs that bring various forms of transport together in one place. The model has been identified as a strategic priority in a report for the Scottish Government. Mobility hubs are particularly common in Germany and Austria and other countries on the continent as …

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Scottish Government awards over £600,000 to e-bike projects

The Scottish Government has awarded over £633,000 to support 45 e-bike projects across the country. Through the latest round of the eBike Grant Fund, delivered through Energy Saving Trust, schools, hospitals and community groups will establish projects to adopt e-bikes, adaptive bikes and e-cargo bikes as an alternative to car …

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Scottish Government allocates £22 million for permanent active travel schemes

Over £22 million has been awarded to three permanent active travel schemes in Ayr, Hawick and Broughty Ferry. The money has been provided by the Scottish Government and allocated through the Sustrans Places for Everyone initiative. When complete, the projects will make it easier for people to walk, wheel and …

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Sport Aberdeen provides free bike maintenance with Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme funding

Sport Aberdeen has provided free maintenance to bikes belonging to a local children’s care home, free of charge, thanks to funding secured through the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme. A total of five bikes from Barnardo’s Linksfield Residential Service, a childcare service in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, were taken to …

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Scottish Government and sportscotland launch £8 million fund to improve cycling facilities

The Scottish Government and sportscotland have launched an £8 million fund to improve cycling facilities across the country. The national Cycling Facilities Fund will capitalise on the upsurge of interest in cycling by developing a network of accessible, inclusive and inspiring facilities that encourage people of all ages to ride …

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