Pledge 45

Spend 5% of the transport budget on provision for cyclists

In 2013/14, we set a target of 6% of the transport budget to be spent on cycling provision. This budget is divided into capital projects and revenue projects.

In 2014/15 we aim to spend 7% of the transport budget on cycling. This is equivalent to £1,276,000 capital and £591,505 revenue. 

Revenue projects

6% revenue expenditure is equivalent to £556,050. With this, we have been able to

  • improve maintenance of cycle facilities, including off-road cycle paths
  • promote cycling and encourage people to drive and cycle safely. 

Capital projects

6% capital expenditure is equivalent to £1,933,000. With this, we have

  • renewed and widened North Meadow Walk
  • put tarmac surfacing on the Corstorphine rail path to Balgreen tram stop
  • extended the solar LED lights along the canal from Slateford to Wester Hailes
  • added route signs to several 'Family Network' cycle routes
  • improved  the Leith - Portobello cycle route
  • provided more on-street cycle parking, including George Street.

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