Socially Distanced, Socially Conscious POP2021 — 24th April

#POP2021 #PedalOnParliament #LightTheWay #TheTimeIsNow

Get ready to light the way with POP across Scotland on the 24th April 2021.

Continuing restrictions mean we can’t Pedal on Parliament this year but instead we are asking our all our supporters to join us in a day (or rather night) of individual action using light and projections to shine a light on cycling and climate change. With Holyrood elections due in May and COP26 coming to Glasgow in November it’s more important than ever to remind our politicians that we need Scotland to be a cycle-friendly country. The climate crisis hasn’t gone away and NOW is the time for action. We have to take steps to cut emissions using the tools we already have. Active travel, and especially cycling, has to be a key part of getting our carbon emissions down. So let’s light up Scotland with a simple message:

Polar bear with bike




Here is how you can get involved.

Pedal on Parliament 2018    Photo: Iona Shepherd

Who are we?

Pedal on Parliament is a grassroots volunteer-led campaign pushing for better, safer and more inclusive cycling conditions for everyone of all ages and abilities in Scotland. We run an annual nationwide weekend of action aimed at policy makers, asking for better investment, design and policy for sustainable transport.
Our manifesto asks politicians to agree to:

  • Proper funding for active travel – starting at 10% of the transport budget and rising to 20% by the end of the parliamentary term.
  • Design cycling for all ages and abilities into Scotland’s roads.
  • Implement and enforce safer speeds where people live, work and play.

“The measure of a good city is one where a child on a tricycle or bicycle can safely go anywhere. If a city is good for children, it will be good for everybody else.”

Enrique Peñalosa

Pedal on Parliament: That's Mr Beaumont to you
The first PoP in 2012 © Richard Cross

Want to help? Find out how to get involved. Or you can support us financially – we are funded entirely through individual donations and the sale of POP t-shirts. 

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