Transport now accounts for over 25% of Scotland’s emissions. Cycling has a major role to play, and it is time for decision-makers to take it seriously. Half of car trips in Scotland are under 3 miles, i.e. no more than 10-20 minutes by bike. And many city lorry trips could be abolished by using cargo bikes and electric vans to deliver from city-edge distribution centres.
Yet the Scottish Government plans to spend £6000m to dual just two roads (A96/A9) and to halve, then abolish, air passenger duty. At the same time as investing under 2% of transport spending in cycling (£39.5m in 2015/16).
- Our tweet of the march – please RT!
- Spokes Climate/Transport/Cycling public meeting
- Spokes Bulletin 123
- Bulletin supplement on Climate/Transport/Cycling
- Scotland’s Climate March tweets
- Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
- Video – spot the Spokes banner!
Edinburgh to Paris
Spokes was also pleased to be at this morning’s Bike Station send-off for 6 intrepid people, aged from 40s to 70s, including Spokes member Martyn Edelsten, who are cycling from Edinburgh to Paris for the Climate Summit.