Pedal on Parliament are calling all Scottish cyclists to get involved
There is an online petition lobbying MSPs and local councillors to help make Scotland a cycle-friendly nation.
We call on all Scotland’s politicians, of all parties, to sign up to the following eight point manifesto in order to make cycling a realistic choice for everyone, from eight to eighty – and show the rest of the UK that cycling doesn’t just belong on continental Europe, but in the country where it all began:
1) Proper funding for cycling.
2) Design cycling into Scotland’s roads.
3) Safer speeds where people live, work and play
4) Integrate cycling into local transport strategies
5) Sensible road traffic law and enforcement
6) Reduce the risk of HGVs to cyclists and pedestrians
7) A strategic and joined-up programme of road user training
8) Solid research on cycling to support policy-making
Event in Edinburgh – 28th April 2012
There is an event in Edinburgh on Saturday 28th April 2012 where cyclists from across the country, including Mark Beaumont, will cycle from the Meadows as a kind of ‘flash’ bike ride on Holyrood .
This is sure to be a fun day out for all the family as walkers, skate-boarders, roller-skaters and anyone else who enjoyes active travel are invited to join in. Everyone will gather from 2pm for a 3pm start.
Although POP are making a serious point about making cycling safer and easier, the day itself will be light-hearted, with a picnic at the end.
The pace will be slow and easy for people to keep up – however little their legs may be, making this a fun and family-friendly event. This is a peaceful bike ride and will be an approved route from the Meadows to the Scottish Parliament.
You can visit the Pedal on Parliament website for further information on the campaign and the event.
There is a Facebook event page to register you attendance.
You can sign the online petition here.