Cycling plan for Scotland unveiled

Highways Reporters

Transport Scotland has refreshed its Cycling Action Plan with an aim of having 10% of everyday journeys made by bike by 2020.

CAPS 2017 represents six years of partnership working and outlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to maintaining funding for active travel for the remainder of this Parliament, as stated in the Programme for Government.

The refresh features the introduction of the Active Travel Task Force which will tackle the practical barriers to the delivery of ambitious walking and cycling infrastructure projects in Scotland.

It highlights integration with public transport, through partnership working with Scotrail, bus/coach operators and Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs).

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and The Islands said: “This revised Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) is the most progressive, representing six years of shared work by partners and an unshakable commitment to the 2020 vision. However, we cannot be complacent and reaching the vision will be challenging which is why we all need to re-double efforts in delivering the actions in this document.

“Over the next four years we look forward to developing more ambitious, innovative approaches underpinned by partnership working, to make Scotland a more active and safe nation. We will meet the Programme for Government commitment to maintain the budget for active travel at record levels with planned investment to 2021.”
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