Delivery of Walking, Cycling, and Wheeling is Supported by a Range of Partners

This Active Travel outcome consist of four indicators, yet adequate tools to measure and report data on three out of four indicators are still being developed with a range of partners. The desired indicators are: (10) Level of inclusion of active travel in Local Development Plans; (11) Level of public sector spend on walking, cycling, and wheeling; (12) Perception of Community Involvement in walking, cycling, and wheeling initiatives; and (13) Proportion of primary schools delivering on-road cycle training.

10. Level of Inclusion of Active Travel in Local Development Plans

There is no data repository available for this indicator. For more information, please see Appendix B.

11. Level of Public Sector Spend on Walking, Cycling, and Wheeling

The dataset for this indicator is provided by the Active Travel Team in Transport Scotland. As indicated in the table below, the active travel funding is continuously, and relatively steadily, increasing since 2009/2010 with a slight drop only in year 2011/2012. However, it is also visible that the amount of money available almost doubled in 2014/2015, compared to the previous year, then stagnated until the end of fiscal year 2017/2018. Following that, it doubled again in 2018/2019 and kept growing in larger increments until 2022/2023, where it reached £150 million.

Table 1. Active Travel Funding (millions £)
Year Funding (millions)
2009/2010 £14.10
2010/2011 £18.10
2011/2012 £17.50
2012/2013 £20.10
2013/2014 £21.40
2014/2015 £39.20
2015/2016 £39.20
2016/2017 £39.20
2017/2018 £39.20
2018/2019 £80.00
2019/2020 £81.50
2020/2021 £100.50
2021/2022 £115.50
2022/2023 £150.00

12. Perception of Community Involvement in Walking, Cycling, and Wheeling Initiatives

No data available for this indicator. Please see Appendix B.

13. Proportion of Primary Schools Delivering On-Road Cycle Training

The percentage of primary schools delivering the pilot training activity on road cycling, Bikeability Scotland, increased from around 40% in the academic year 2014-15 to 47% in the year 2018-19, yet dropped to under 20% in year 2019-20 (see Figure 40). However, in year 2018-19, training was delivered in 29 out of 32 local authorities and two more starting delivery in 2019-20. Thus, the lower overall numbers for the latter year could be due to the impact of the pandemic and a shift to online learning in the latter half of that academic year.

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Figure 40. Percentage of primary schools delivering Bikeability Scotland Level 2 (on-road) cycle training (2014-2019)