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Boost for Scotland’s cycle infrastructure

cyclist on road

A new taskforce to push forward cycling infrastructure in Scotland has been announced.

Transport minister Humza Yousaf made the announcement at the Active Travel Summit in Sterling.

The task force will look at infrastructure such as designated cycle paths. It will be chaired by Transport Scotland.

“While the Scottish Government is investing record amounts, I want to be certain that public money is invested wisely and any barriers to effective delivery are understood and overcome,” said Yousaf.

He said that too often ‘bold visions get bogged down in the delivery’.

“Recently, I have been disappointed some decisions taken locally about cycling infrastructure which will hinder the achievement of our long term vision – in particular the installation of segregated cycle lanes on the streets of our towns and cities,” said Yousaf.

“That is why I am establishing this taskforce to look at how we can tackle the practical barriers to delivery of ambitious cycling and walking projects in Scotland.”

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