Pedal on Parliament
That the Parliament supports Pedal on Parliament’s eight-point manifesto; notes that Pedal on Parliament plans to gather at the Meadows in Edinburgh at 2 pm on Saturday 28 April 2012 and cycle en masse to the Parliament; congratulates the organisers of the event, which, it understands, will gather cyclists from across the nation to tell politicians that cycling matters, that there is a need for safer cycling and to call for a Scotland that is fit for cycling; encourages everyone who cycles in Scotland, or who would like to cycle, to join the event, with or without their bikes; believes that this event will help boost safe cycling in Scotland; welcomes the Scottish Government’s target of 10% of journeys being made by bike by 2020; regrets that less than 1% of the transport budget in Scotland is allocated to cycling infrastructure; notes that the Scottish Government’s report, Low Carbon Scotland: Meeting the Emissions Reduction Targets 2010-22, The Report on Proposals and Policies, has proposed allocating £1.32 billion over 11 years for active travel, and believes that 10% of the transport budget should be spent on active travel.
So far this motion has been supported by: Kezia Dugdale (Labour), Neil Findlay (Labour), Helen Eadie (Labour), Patrick Harvie (Green), Malcolm Chisholm (Labour), Jim Hume (Liberal Democrat) and John Lamont (Conservative). As more MSPs sign up to support the Motion, we will add their names here.
We urge all of our supporters to write to their MSPs and ask them to support Motion S4M-02641: Pedal on Parliament. Writing to your MSPs is quick and easy, just follow this link, put in your post code and write your message. It takes just five minutes to do it, so do it now. Together we can make Scotland a cycle friendly nation!