Date lodged: 11 August 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many of its civil servants deal with cycling policy.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 7 September 2016
There are 49 staff members of the Transport Policy Directorate in Transport Scotland working on various policy areas including cycling policy. In addition, a number of staff within other Transport Scotland Directorates deal with cycling issues in relation to public transport and trunk road policy to ensure cycling is considered across all transport areas. Furthermore, in the wider Scottish Government, a number of civil servants in Health, Education, Planning, and Environment Directorates deal with aspects of cycling and active travel.