The 2012/13 Scottish Budget – Cycling Backwards

The 2012/13 Scottish Budget – Cycling Backwards

The words were good… The previous government had a CAPS (Cycling Action Plan for Scotland) with an ambitious target of 10% of
all journeys by bike by 2020
. During last years elections the SNP manifesto had the phrase ?increase the proportion
of transport spending on ?active and sustainable travel

Unfortunately the action is in the other direction. An independent analysis by
Spokes
has shown the the new government is to drastically CUT spending on active travel whilst increasing the total transport budget

Total transport spending rises from