Transport Minister welcomes additional funding for active travel

Transport Minister Keith Brown said:

“I welcome today’s announcement by Mr Swinney to allocate an additional £20 million over the next two years, for investment in active travel. This funding is in addition to the £58m already allocated by SG to active travel since the 2011 Spending Review.

“The Scottish Government aims to get more people making active travel choices for their everyday journeys wherever possible, to improve health and the environment. That is why we have in recent years invested significantly in training, infrastructure and road safety campaigns for the benefit of cyclists through organisations such as Cycling Scotland, Sustrans and local authorities across Scotland.

"This funding will also help to deliver our commitment to the shared vision as outlined in the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland, that by 2020 10% of everyday journeys will be by bike.

“Further detail on how the new funding will be used will be given in due course. I will be meeting with local authority leads for the first national cycling summmit on 24 September, which will provide an opportunity for constructive discussion around how to take forward the CAPS and investment priorities.”


Published 11 Sep 2013