How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? Safe cycle lanes in all scottish cities; Inverness, ABERDEEN, Glasgow and Edinburgh like Denmark and the Netherlands will reduce pollution, reduce carbon footprint, allow citizens to save more and have more spending power, maintain a healthier population which will suppport the NHS. This is a wholesome idea that should be in place already. Please get this sorted by 2030 as a matter of urgency. Check out the Aberdeen Cycle Forum aberdeencycleforum.org.uk to learn more. Additional comment. Pedestrianise all city centres, it will make for happier people and allow local business to thrive. Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? Less pollution, lower carbon footprint, more spending power, supports health and reduces impact on health services.
This is a winner on so many levels.
Cycling will never be big in this climate. Money should be spent but not much. It is no more than a fad in 3 or 4 weeks of the summer.
Excellent idea and the single simplest, cheapest and most sustainable way our cities can be transformed. Examples exist all over NW Europe of good cycle infrastructure contributing to a better quality of life.
Please dont forget rural areas. Arran is crying out for a round and across island cycle network. Our roads are so narrow that most Islanders are feart to cycle on them, but many more of us would if proper cycle routes were installed. Sustrans are so strict about gradients and funding that much of Arran is then made unviable in their criteria. Visitors and tourists also come to Arran wishing to cycle but are put off by our terrible roads. Arran is ready for cycle network development.
The Clean Air for Scotland strategy highlights the need to improve our air quality, we also have a climate emergency due to Greenhouse gases. There has to be a change in how we work, live and move in our communities. Cycling is clean and efficient with a very low carbon footprint and produces no particulate matter or NO2. We also have a public health problem caused by sedentary lifestyles, we need to reduce health inequalities and work to towards more active lifestyles. cycling is the answer
Cycle Infrastructure is a really good idea
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