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S5W-01896: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S4W-24381 by Derek Mackay on 19 February 2015, what percentage of journeys was made by bicycle in each of the last six years and whether it will provide an update on progress with meeting the target of at least 10% of journeys by 2020, including by what date it expects this to be achieved.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 2 September 2016

The following table, taken from the Transport and Travel in Scotland, Scottish Household Survey 2014 and published on the Transport Scotland website here http://www.transport.gov.scot/statistics/j389989-10.htm outlines cycling levels for the last six years. The figures for 2015 will be published later in 2016:

MODE SHARE - BICYCLE

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

ALL JOURNEYS

0.9

0.8

1.3

1.2

1.0

1.4

USUAL MODE OF TRAVEL TO WORK (ADULTS)

2.4

2.3

2.0

2.0

2.5

2.6

USUAL MODE OF TRAVEL TO SCHOOL (CHILDREN)

1.0

1.4

1.4

0.8

1.2

1.7

As stated in the answer to question S4W-24381 on 19 February 2015, the shared vision of 10% is for every day journeys which are functional trips to work, school, shopping and other places of interest that you might otherwise get to by motorised transport. The table above shows that we are making some progress and the next refresh of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland will further outline what we need to do to achieve this ambitious vision by 2020.

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