POP-2015-3-smallerThis year’s Pedal On Parliament, which is the fourth year of the mass campaigning event, will take place on Saturday 25 April starting at 12 noon at the Meadows in Edinburgh.

Pedal On Parliament is a grass-roots group of people who want to see Scotland become a place where active travel is safe and enjoyable for everyone, whether they cycle or not.

“Cycling should be the obvious solution to many of Scotland’s ills. It is cheap, healthy, democratic and convivial, benefits local economies and makes the streets a safer place for all. Cyclist benefit themselves – physiologically their bodies are, on average, many years ‘younger’ than non-cyclists’, and they suffer less from the ‘western’ diseases that beset Scotland so – and  they benefit others, cutting congestion and improving air quality.”

You can find out more about how to get involved on the POP website and follow @POPScotland on Twitter!

This is the fourth Pedal On Parliament and you can see photos from last years event on their website.

What POP wants to achieve

  1. Proper funding for cycling (5% of the transport budget & 10% for active travel overall).
  2. Design cycling into Scotland’s roads.
  3. Slower speeds where people live, work and play
  4. Integrate cycling into local transport strategies
  5. Improved road traffic law and enforcement
  6. Reduce the risk of HGVs to cyclists and pedestrians
  7. A strategic and joined-up programme of road user training
  8. Improved statistics supporting decision-making and policy