Make Scotland a cycle-friendly nation
  • Petitioned Scottish MSPs and local councillors

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Scottish MSPs and local councillors

Make Scotland a cycle-friendly nation

    1. Petition by

      Sally Hinchcliffe

      Dumfries, United Kingdom

Cycling should be the obvious solution to many of Scotland’s ills. It is cheap, healthy, democratic and convivial, benefits local economies and makes the streets a safer place for all. And yet bikes barely seem to be taken seriously as a mode of transport while the majority of Scots don’t cycle, simply because they feel it is too risky. Making Scotland safe for cycling and walking, and – more importantly – making it feel safe, could transform our cities and villages and the lives of the people who live in them.

On 28th April, 2012 we're calling on everyone: whether they cycle now, or would like to but just don't because of the conditions on the roads to join us in Edinburgh to Pedal on Parliament in support of our 8-point manifesto:

 

1. Proper funding for cycling.

2. Design cycling into Scotland’s roads.

3. Slower speeds where people live, work and play

4. Integrate cycling into local transport strategies

5. Improved road traffic law and enforcement

6. Reduce the risk of HGVs to cyclists and pedestrians

7. A strategic and joined-up programme of road user training

8. Improved statistics supporting decision-making and policy

 

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    • bill sturrock GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      educate learner drivers and their attitude towards cyclists

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    • Malc Webb WINCHBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I've commuted by bike for over 20 years, and although cycling is now considered an appropriate option to a car, the roads are a lot busier now.

      I reckon awareness and education for all road users (cyclists inculded) the highest priority, I'd like to live in a country where using a bicycle to get around isn't considered abnormal.

      I own a fuel efficient car, but choose to cycle passed it when I leave for work in the morning.

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    • Peter Wiegand EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      To support a good cause, and a friend's good efforts.

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    • Elizabeth Morton EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      I always cycle to work and whenever else I can. I appreciate sensible provision of cycle paths of all kinds for cyclists enormously. I am frustrated by poorly designed cycle paths (e.g. cycle paths which have to give way at every road crossing them - this might be every 25yards or so) and the rapidly worsening state of the roads which is making cycling increasingly hazardous. I live in hope that MSPs will recognize the importance of helping people to cycle more both for environmental and health reasons.

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    • Cat Gunn LOWER MITCHAM, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I ride a tricycle. Many more people with disabilities and many more elderly could use tricycles for exercise if some sensible adjustments were made. These would benefit everyone else as well.

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