Improve Scotland’s health

We have seen a dramatic reduction in the use of cars which has increased the air quality in our built up areas. More bikes have been sold , people are walking, let’s build on this. People who are overweight are more vulnerable to the coronavirus, and at all times cost the nhs vast sums of money . We need to help people get fitter. This is an opportunity to make our roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians , stop the cars in the city, provide better cycle lanes, safe and secure parking for bikes. Make Scotland a leader in this area and do something positive for the nation.

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We can make people fitter , this makes them happier it helps the eco and the nhs.

by Poppy on May 09, 2020 at 08:06PM

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  • Posted by Kirstymac74 May 09, 2020 at 21:20

    I appreciate your comment but what about people with physical disabilities that can't walk far without a break or can't ride a bike?
  • Posted by linzason May 10, 2020 at 08:28

    My observation is that there are more runners ,cyclists , walkers ,dog walkers and I agree grab this opportunity and develop it.
  • Posted by JohnED May 11, 2020 at 19:19

    The risk we have is that as people shun public transport they move to the motor vehicle. The numbers will be significant and will result in an increase in air pollution in our towns and cities. Air pollution kills thousands each year in Scotland. There needs to be significant investment in active travel. The current Scottish Government budget of £51 million for Active Travel would not have paid for half a mile of the M74 extension. With regards to KirstyMacs comment, this is where out streets scapes must be designed to accommodate all abilities. they must be decluttered, but also provide resting points for those that require it. Also cycle lanes must be designed to accommodate non standard bikes such as trikes.
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