Are we on the cusp of a cycling revolution in Scotland? That’s the topic we explored in our cycling survey.
Since the coronavirus crisis struck, we have witnessed huge changes in how people are moving around our towns and cities. Car journeys are dramatically down on normal. Use of public transport has plummeted.
With gyms and other leisure and entertainment options closed down, it seems like our streets and other public areas are being used for recreation and exercise more than at any other time in living memory. Bike shops are doing record business.
It’s a picture being repeated across the country and wider world — forcing authorities to react quickly to provide new safe options for those returning to cycling or giving it a go for the first time.
Lots of families cycling in Kingston earlier today. Even more of them than of signs 😉 pic.twitter.com/LvgXQJNjde
— John Dales 🌍 (@johnstreetdales) June 7, 2020
However, as lockdown measures are eased and Scotland moves from Phase One into Phase Two – allowing limited car travel – are we heading back to the old normal and passing up a unique opportunity to reshape local transport?
Survey now closed
To gauge the potential for cycling in Tayside and Fife, we launched a cycling survey on June 18.
We received over 1000 responses and will bring you the results soon.
The survey is now closed but if you have anything further you’d like to contribute on the subject of cycling, email email@example.com with pictures, videos and anything else you’d be happy to share.
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