Pledge 45

Spend 5% of the transport budget on provision for cyclists

This is where we are now

The 5% commitment has been increased by 1% per annum since 2012/13 and for 2014/15 is 7%. Programmes of £1,276,000 capital and of £591,505 revenue expenditure on cycling have been developed to meet this spending commitment.

Revenue projects

£305,000 of maintenance expenditure is expected to benefit cyclists including the winter gritting, lighting, pot-hole fixing and renewal of markings on cycle lanes / paths.

A £130K ‘project bank’ of revenue cycle schemes is being delivered that includes small scale improvements to cycle paths and maintenance works.

Capital projects

The Council continues to deliver, in partnership with Sustrans and the Scottish Government, a programme of cycle infrastructure projects across the city. These are part of the Council’s Active Travel Action Plan that aims to increase cycling levels significantly by 2020.

Recently completed projects include the delivery of Section 5 of the Roseburn – Forth Bridge route, the surfacing and lighting of the Corstorphine rail path and the first phase of the Loanhead – Gilmerton route.

In 2014/15 we expect to deliver the final phases of the Roseburn – Forth Bridge route (Sections 2 and 3) and Loanhead – Gilmerton route as well as the implementation of the Meadows – Innocent cycle route improvements (NCN1) and a further phase of the Leith – Portobello route upgrade.

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