Pedal on Parliament is an annual event that aims to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling and walking, and help make Scotland a cycle-friendly country. Scott Ferguson - council election candidate for Bearsden South - attended today's event at Glasgow green.
Scott said; 'It was great to be part of today's event. If elected I'm committed to our Green pledges on active travel - increased investment, improved infrastructure and support for local action. This must be council wide, but locally I will push for the design of the next phase Bear's Way to go ahead - and will work with cyclists, businesses and residents to look at how we can create a route that is fit for the cycle-friendly future that we need'.
The Green Party pledges on active travel are:
- Investment; Green Councillors will push for councils to allocate at least 10% of their transport budget to walking and cycling.
- Infrastructure; New and safer routes, including paths separated from roads, and 20mph speed limits in residential areas to improve road safety, reduce air pollution, and give streets back to communities.
- Local action; Increased powers for communities to make decisions about public spending, so that local barriers to walking and cycling can be overcome.