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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00668: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what progress it is making in achieving its target for 10% of journeys to be taken by bike.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 9 February 2017

The proportion of everyday journeys made by bike has risen since 2011 but there is still a long way to go in achieving our vision. The vision is important as it focusses minds and that is why we have reaffirmed it in our 3rd Cycling Action Plan for Scotland, published in January.

That's also why our Programme for Government commits us to maintain recent, record levels of funding for active travel for the rest of this Parliamentary term. This funding commitment is unique; and we look forward to working with local authorities and third sector organisations both to secure continued match-funding and to make further progress towards our vision.