Edinburgh's views on cycling

Results of the Bike Life survey 2017

We are one of seven cities in the UK working with UK-based active travel charity, Sustrans, to report on the state of cycling in our city.

Bike Life began in 2015, and was inspired by work being undertaken in Copenhagen to continually improve cycling conditions.

In Edinburgh, the results showed that over half of those surveyed own at least one bicycle at home, that levels of cycling have risen significantly since 2010 and that a large proportion of people agree that more cycling is good for our city.

You may be surprised to hear that within Edinburgh, there are 192 miles of all bike routes, and 100 miles of traffic-free cycle routes.  For more information about travelling by bike where you live, read our Explore QuietRoutes pages.

You can find out more information about Sustrans Bike Life on their website.

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