Statistics on cycling in Edinburgh

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 is a survey that 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
  • levels of cycling have risen significantly since 2010
  • a large proportion of people agree that more cycling is good for our city.

Within Edinburgh there are 192 miles of all bike routes and 100 miles of traffic-free cycle routes.

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