Increased Cycle Paths

Increased bicycle access to all corners of the country through new routes, expanded cycleways and controlled areas to allow for a healthier method for people to get around.

Why the contribution is important

This will increase physical activity in the population as a whole, stimulate local spending which is the key to supporting local and smaller enterprises as well as encouraging more people to distance safely rather than use vehicles.
Determined approaches in the area will reap benefits for generations to come as well as attracting tourists back to many areas in Scotland as it will be seen as eco-friendly, as well as a beautiful way to travel and see the cities and countryside. It will so allow for social distancing and travel to happen simultaneously so people can travel for business and leisure locally in a safer and more deliberate way than at present on their bike.

by Tartanwonder on May 05, 2020 at 10:55PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.6
Based on: 36 votes


  • Posted by Crofter May 06, 2020 at 07:25

    I have had to stop using cycle paths for my daily exercise as cyclists are among the worse group who fail to respect social distancing. More cycle paths wil increase the R rate. It would be more effective to close all cycle paths as they are a source of infection.
  • Posted by pip May 06, 2020 at 08:05

    And the prevalence of electric bikes makes the transition to bike commuting more broadly achievable.
  • Posted by Practice2020 May 06, 2020 at 09:44

    Given lower level use of buses let cyclists use bus lanes for foreseeable future .
  • Posted by taysider May 06, 2020 at 10:13

    I think cyclists should be made to stay on mandatory controlled areas such as public roads and recognised core paths which exist already but unfortunately the few spoil it for everyone by their ‘invasion’ of people’s right to privacy and health. I live on a privately maintained road which does not form any recognised core path but cyclists in the current lockdown think it is time to ‘explore’ and cycle within a few feet of you whilst out gardening, exercising our dogs etc - social distancing doesn’t seem to apply to some cyclists ....please consider your actions and stick to signed recognised routes this is not the time to ‘explore’ areas.
  • Posted by BruceE2 May 08, 2020 at 15:56

    It would be interesting to collect statistics from people who test positive then we would have evidence if cycling increases or decreases the risk of infection
  • Posted by KateThomson May 08, 2020 at 17:16

    Cycle routes should be prioritised and funding needs to be made readily available to drastically increase the space available to cyclists. I understand the comments regarding concerns for pedestrians. The focus should be on creating options that allow enough space for all. I would advocate this space being taken from roads to allow safe, cycling for all. This could help towards reducing public transport overcrowding. It would of course also help towards building a zero carbon commute.
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