Green MSP pushes for bike carriers on buses

Green MSP, Alison Johnstone, is leading a new campaign to get buses to carry bikes on racks.  She has put forward a motion in the Scottish Parliament which already has the backing of other MSPs.  Read the full story in the Edinburgh Evening News.

Alison said:

“I was contacted by a constituent who said he wanted to use public transport to get to Glentress Mountain-biking centre in the Borders, but found it virtually impossible with his bike.

“Bicycle racks are used on buses in the United States, Australia, Wales and some big European cities.

“I just think that if we’re serious about encouraging cycling, then it’s the sort of thing we should be doing here.

“I’d like to see the city council speak to Lothian Buses about this. Putting bike racks on buses is not exactly radical, but if we’re serious about cycling, we have to start doing more to encourage cyclists.”