November 2009

Spokes at Parliament Transport Committee – video

Spokes gave oral evidence on 24 November to the Inquiry into Active Travel (cycling and walking) by the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.

You can see a video of our evidence on the Transport Committee website – select 24 November – the video remains available for approximately one month.   The first hour and 12 minutes are evidence from Steer Davies Gleave consultants about their survey for CAPS into why people in Scotland don’t cycle.   To see the evidence from Spokes, Cycling Scotland, CTC and Scottish Cycling, slide the video along to 1 hour 12 mins.

Prior to the meeting, Spokes had submitted full written evidence – this link also gives some background to the Inquiry and the reasons why it was set up.

In addition to the video, the Transport Committee website includes the Official Report of the meeting – a complete transcript of the evidence session.  Please note that there may still be minor corrections to the content of this.

The Committee is taking further evidence on Tuesday 1 December at 2pm – from Sustrans, Transform Scotland, Living Streets and others.  You can watch this live online or you can attend the Committee and sit in the public gallery section.

We urge you to submit your views to the Inquiry.   A brief response giving your views is all that is needed, and can easily be made online €“ you don€™t need a major piece of work like ours!  The Committee has issued 6 questions €“ just submit your thoughts on any or all of these questions, or on anything you think has been missed out.  If you have time, have a look at the Spokes written and/or oral evidence to get ideas.  Full details of the questions and the email address for responses are on the Transport Committee pages of the Scottish Parliament website.   On that page you can also find a link to all submissions made so far. The final date for submissions is Friday 11 December.

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