ScotRail presentation at Scottish Parliament in 2015
Our revelation that new and supposedly bike-friendly HST trains from Edinburgh & Glasgow to Inverness & Aberdeen will in fact cut available bike spaces from 4 to 2 at all intermediate stations has brought public anger and disappointment – and now a Scottish Parliament motion which highlights […]
Getting bikes from the central belt to Inverness and Aberdeen has always been a problem, both for individual commuters and holidaymakers, and for the tourist industry. Transport Scotland and ScotRail/Abellio had promised big improvements in 2018/19, with the introduction of refurbished 4-coach and 5-coach InterCity 125 High Speed Trains (HSTs). But the bike space […]
The Scottish Government’s third Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (2017-2020) follows the pattern of CAPS1 and CAPS2 – a collection of increasingly useful & positive initiatives, but not an evidence-based, costed and funded programme to achieve its “unshakeable” commitment to 10% of all trips being by bike in 2020.
Update 27.1.17: Scottish Parliament REC Committee report on the draft budget quotes our submission and asks ScotGov to set out plans to “increase funding for active travel in order to make tangible progress towards meeting its stated targets.”
The draft 17/18 budget just fulfils the SNP manifesto promise to maintain active travel investment at […]
Update 16.11.16: another holding reply from Scot Govt [this one to Alison Johnstone MSP] despite this being “accelerated funding” and needing “early action” Update 20.9.16: holding reply from Scot Govt
Spokes has written to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pointing out that cycling infrastructure would be a highly effective use for some of her promised £100m […]
The surprise Holyrood ‘no overall majority’ election result brings a glimmer of new hope for increased cycling investment and will make MSPs even more interested in listening to constituents…
No – we aren’t telling you who to vote for! But hopefully giving you some guidance how to use the somewhat complicated Holyrood voting system to vote for the result you’d like…
How we rate the manifestos on cycling, active travel and related transport issues…
1st Green 2nd= Labour/LibDem 4th= Conservative/SNP 6th UKIP
For detailed comments see our elections page and its manifestos/candidates section.
The biggest & best PoP ever … literally thousands of people, all calling for proper investment in cycling as an everyday means of transport …
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