Cycle Paths and Pedestrian zones

Take this opportunity of reduced traffic and car use to pedestrianise and create cycle Paths and zones in our towns and cities.

Why the contribution is important

Reducing the carbon footprint of the nation has been a welcome side effect of the lockdown. Allow people to minimise their use of vehicles by creating safe cycling and walking zones especially in city centres. Park and rides can provide bike lockers or rental bikes to park and cycle rather than use buses.

by Drookit84 on May 08, 2020 at 04:59PM

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  • Posted by Rachel_T1502 May 08, 2020 at 22:22

  • Posted by JohnED May 11, 2020 at 17:59

    The new normal provides us with the opportunity to look again at how we use the space within our cities. Though it has only been around for just over 100 years the car has dominated the development and design of our street scapes. This is not sustainable with air pollution killing thousands of people every year and climate change a crisis looming on the horizon.

    By removing cars from areas of our towns and cities will make them more livable and encourage people to walk and cycle more. When the majority of motor vehicle journeys are between 1-5 miles we as a nation need to rethink what we are doing to ourselves and our communities.

    The Scottish Government however will need to properly invest in active travel if there is to be the shift that is required to take up the slack from those that will no longer use public transport. There also needs to be legislation that will enable Local Authorities to build new cycle infrastructure.
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