Increase safe cycling infrastructure

Government need to consider the complete redesign of key roads in and around cities to provide safe spaces for cycling and walking. Junctions should be redesigned in the "Dutch" approach to prioritise minimising of cycling and walking waiting to maintain social distancing.

Why the contribution is important

Active travel encourages healthy lifestyles and minimises pollution. Most importantly, redesigning our cities to support active travel will support safe social distancing and provide much more space for citizens through reduction of vehicle usage in city centres, reducing road space and increasing safe social spaces.

by GraemeBrown on May 09, 2020 at 08:55AM

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Comments

  • Posted by Anthonymcgale May 09, 2020 at 09:10

    There has definitely been an increase in active travel. There needs to be a real investment in how to continue this. It will benefit the health of the nation for years to come
  • Posted by waxwing May 09, 2020 at 10:10

    The Scottish Government is providing £10 million to support 'pop-up' active travel infrastructure, but this is a drop in the ocean and is largely being spent on temporary schemes. What is needed is some serious money for permanent infrastructure changes which will improve provision for cycling long-term.
  • Posted by Kittiwake May 10, 2020 at 08:40

    A radical shift to active travel is long overdue in the UK. Hopefully this will be a lasting legacy of the Covid crisis.
  • Posted by Longcroft May 11, 2020 at 12:28

    A radical shift in cycling and walking infrastructure on the lines of countries in the Netherlands is long and dangerously overdue in Scotland. Taking these travelling options has to be normalised mainly because of the climate emergency and if that is broken down the benefits include 1. social distancing in a COVID -19 world 2. Public health - obesity/diabetes/ heart and circulation/lung conditions 3. air and noise pollution 4. less space required for driving and parking cars and therefore for available for cycling/walking; green and built infrastructure plus loads more I am sure!
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