Remove Space for Motor Traffic

Give a more equitable share of public road space to people travelling by foot and bicycle. Make it safe for people to travel by foot and bicycle.

Why the contribution is important

Better for people's physical and mental health. Better for the environment and quality of life. Will lead to reduced demand on the emergency services and the NHS. Will save money (health benefits, low cost implementation, reduced expansion of road network).

by makesnodifference on May 10, 2020 at 06:42PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 2.6
Based on: 10 votes

Comments

  • Posted by jeniandtim May 10, 2020 at 18:48

    It has been liberating to be able to use our roads for cycling and longboarding (teenage son) in relative safety during lockdown. We should aim for this amount of freedom to exercise in safety and fresh air ALL THE TIME! (but fix the potholes!)
  • Posted by Dave_H May 10, 2020 at 19:26

    Cycling is indeed a good way to travel, but lets be honest it is only suitable for short journeys. It is never going to replace motorised transport for longer journeys. Nobody is going to cycle 10 or 20 miles to work every day.
  • Posted by hannah_smith May 10, 2020 at 19:36

    Scottish Government policy on active travel infrastructure is already well-set. We should not forget that many of us (such as the disabled) have to travel by car. 'removing space for motortraffic' risks being discriminatory if not done properly.
  • Posted by RuthSR May 10, 2020 at 22:00

    More space for walking and cycling, less for cars, is good during the virus and could be extended in the future. It would keep us healthier and reduce emissions.
  • Posted by monobloc May 11, 2020 at 08:00

    There are too many cyclists on the roads as it is. Just like motorists, they should be charged to use the roads that would go some way to pay for all these cyclist lanes that appear to be popping up all over the place and with the latest £2bn investment promised by the UK government it looks like we are going to get even more of these.
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