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New group supporting active travel in Edinburgh

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A new group, Better Edinburgh for Sustainable Travel (BEST), has been formed from several other organisations to support healthier, safer and more inclusive streets in the capital.The organisation supports improved conditions for those wanting...

Promoting active travel – take a walk to school

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The Public Health Minister along with other active travel organisations is recommending that families use the journey to school as an opportunity to enjoy a walk.Schools are now largely filled with pupils once more...

Sustrans launches Scotland’s Manifesto Asks

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Sustrans Scotland is getting in early by publishing its 2021 manifesto which contains all the points they would like the new parliament to address.Ahead of the Scottish Parliamentary Election on 6 May 2021,...

Majority of young people in Scotland don’t know about Active Travel

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A report published today finds that over 75 per cent of young people in Scotland have never heard of the term ‘active travel’ (walking and cycling) and 24 per cent do not have access...

Improving Scotland’s health with active travel

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It is nothing new to be told that we should be exercising more, but with active travel at the front of your mind, you will be encouraged to walk or cycle rather than any...

Join the Active Travel Forum

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Following a decision by the Transport and Environment Committee earlier this week, a recruitment drive is now under way for members of two groups involved in developing active travel policy for Edinburgh. And despite...

Council to increase spending on cycling

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Hot on the heels of today's cycling event in the city, the council has announced that it will spend £1.4m on improving cycling in the capital. Initiatives to make Edinburgh a better city for ‘active...

Labour Transport Convener’s thoughts on Cycling in Edinburgh

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by Councillor Lesley Hinds, Labour spokesperson on Transport and Labour candidate for Inverleith Ward. Cycling in Edinburgh is increasingly popular, as a recreation and as a way of getting to work or just getting around...

Active Transport in Edinburgh

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by Councillor Gordon Mackenzie, Convener of the Transport, Infrastructure and Environment Committee, The City of Edinburgh Council. The recent announcement that City of Edinburgh Council has committed to spend a minimum of 5% of its roads...

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