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Asking the candidates where they stand on Active Travel (updated)

…and active travel shrinks. While an MSP for Lothian, I lodged an amendment to a Government debate motion on Active Travel (a copy is included below) and I was pleased…

Manifesto suggestions for active travel revisited

With the Scottish elections coming up in May, I thought I would revamp my manifesto suggestions for active travel. Active travel is a great idea as it achieves so many…

A Quick chance for more cycle cash in Scotland?

active travel. I believe that making active travel options more accessible for everyone could help address the physical and mental health problems we face in Scotland. My party, Scottish Labour…

Open letter to MSPs on Active Travel

Having made suggestions as to how to include active travel in party manifestos (here and here) and the Scottish Budget coming up, I though it time to write to my…

Manifesto suggestions for active travel

…which the political parties might like to adopt for their Manifestos with regard to active travel. First off, what is active travel? Well, at its simplest it is making short…

An open letter to Alex Salmond MSP on active travel

travel. Active travel is a great idea, as it achieves so many policy objectives: it is clean, it is green, it reduces congestion in towns and cities, it can boost…

Pre budget letter to list MSPs and replies (updated)

…So please keep up the pressure on John Swinney to reverse the severe planned cuts to active travel, which also represent a breach of the promises in the SNP manifesto….

Your views wanted on Active Travel

The Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee is holding an inquiry into “Active Travel – walking and cycling”. The Committee is keen to hear your views on walking…

A proposed eight point manifesto for safer cycling

…healthy (active people, such as regular cyclists, live longer). In addition, people who use active ways of travel to get to work are more productive, and it is relatively cheap…

An open letter to Marco Biagi MSP

…election manifesto, promised to “increase the proportion of transport spending on … active and sustainable travel.” (see pages 8 and 37-39) and yet the current budget proposals will cut £15m…

A message to Edinburgh Councillors on 2012/13 transport budget [Final update]

…to at least a 15% of the modal split of all trips by the year 2020. Active travel is a great idea as it achieves so many policy objectives: it…

Reply from Marco Biagi MSP

…I want to see a healthy, active and sustainable Scotland. As I said in my original email I depend on active and sustainable travel myself as I do not drive….

An open letter to my MSPs

…a result of the UK Chancellor’s Spring Budget. The reasons for spending a significant proportion of this money on cycling infrastructure should be obvious: active travel is a great idea…

Thoughts on the Spokes Hustings

…be able to drive to their local Health Centre, have you talked to the doctors about this? Increasingly the medical profession is waking up to the benefits of active travel,…

Keep active, keep healthy

…corpore sano. These days there is plenty of advice on how to keep active. My personal preference is for active travel, as it is the easiest way to include regular…

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