More walking and cycling

Integrated transport plans covering all of, and the whole of, towns and cities that prioritise walkers and cyclists. There is not room for increased cycling and walking, and social distancing when so much of the road is taken up with lanes of traffic and parking on either side. Simple steps include: -only allow resident permit holders to park in city centres - introduce cul-de-sacs systematically to cut out through routes from non arterial roads -double road / pavement width for pedestrians and cyclists on all roads other than core arterial routes -timed delivery periods for trucks and vans in the city centre

Why the contribution is important

This is important for a number of reasons: -building on the increased walking and cycling people are doing in lockdown -green cities with better air quality -less demand on public transport to allow for social distancing -radically reducing car journeys

by wylieo on May 06, 2020 at 08:02PM

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  • Posted by globalgreaves May 07, 2020 at 08:20

    We should be encouraging cycling, walking etc which reduce our impacts on the climate and benefit health.
  • Posted by Covid May 10, 2020 at 08:45

    Encourage more cycling and walking with dedicated vehicle free streets so they are pollution free . Make sure bus routes are not blocked by parked cars Residential streets have traffic calming - not speed bumps they are noisy. At intervals, alternating sides, left right left right, along the roads build a small flower bed or just bit of pavement so only one car can pass. This will make these roads less attractive as rat runs when others are busy but also encourage the slower speed to stick to the 20 or even slower.
  • Posted by JohnED May 11, 2020 at 19:31

    The Scottish Government transport hierarchy has pedestrians and then cycles at the top, with the private motor vehicle at the bottom. However this is not how our towns and cities are designed. Our roads can not support the volume of cars that will be required to transport those that are no longer using public transport. While at the same time, almost 50% of households in Scotland do not have access to a motor vehicle. Only though enabling people to walk or cycle will we enable the citizens of Scotland to get back to work or school, go to the shops or get around. This will need significant investment. This is currently woeful, with the Scottish Government active travel budget at £51 million, less than the cost of half a mile of the M74 extension. We must move away from car centric policies and investment decisions and look to create livable cities. The footpaths need to be widened to enable safe social distancing. Alongside a joined up network of safe segregated cycling infrastructure should be built.
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