Green MSP: momentum needed after cycle meeting

After today’s cycle safety meeting, Green MSP Alison Johnstone has urged all stakeholders to keep up the momentum and work to increase levels of cycle training and to review speed limits. 

Lothian Green MSP Alison Johnstone said:

“Today’s meeting touched on all the right issues, so let’s ensure we keep up the momentum to get consensus and make some real changes.

“Around 30% of schoolchildren in Scotland currently receive road-based cycle training, compared to 60% in England. If we want to grow our cycling culture then we should be aiming to get 100% of the next generation trained up now.

“Edinburgh’s 20mph pilot zone comes into force this week, and I hope that it will provide useful evidence and impetus for other towns and cities to look at reducing speed limits in the near future.”