walkcyclevoteIn the run up to the Holyrood elections to be held in May a new campaign has been launched called We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote.

We Walk, We Cycle We Vote is a collaborative partnership of walking and cycling organisations which have come together to put active travel on the agenda for the Scottish Parliamentary elections, which offers the chance to transform Scotland into a healthier, wealthier, happier country.

The campaign is asking all candidates if they will support the following three promises which we believe will bring about a transformation of our lives and those of our children

  • Investment: Provide sustained, long term investment in both cycling and walking, reaching 10% of the transport budget
  • Infrastructure: Build and maintain dedicated cycling infrastructure, enabling people aged 8-80 to cycle
  • Safety: Promote and deliver safer roads for both walking and cycling

You can keep up to date on the campaign on their websitelike them on Facebook, follow them on  twitter or use the hashtag #walkcyclevote to keep informed about the progress of the campaign.

We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote will also be holding a training event on Saturday 5 March to prepare for the campaign. The training day is an opportunity for anyone who wants to campaign for cycling, walking and more liveable towns and cities to meet, share ideas and learn about how we can work together to achieve the transformation that we want. The event is free but you need to book!