caps_cover_imageTransport Scotland has launched the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland 2017-2020 – a refresh of the document that will outline how the Scottish Government, local authorities and all partners can help to achieve the challenging shared vision for cycling, in response to stakeholders’ calls for action.

CAPS 2017 represents six years of partnership working and remains committed to the shared vision that 10% of everyday journeys to be made by bike by 2020.

It outlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to maintaining the record levels of funding for active travel for the remainder of this Parliament, as stated in the Programme for Government.

The refresh features the introduction of the Active Travel Task Force which will tackle the practical barriers to the delivery of ambitious walking and cycling infrastructure projects in Scotland.

The Pedal On Parliament campaign have posted an initial analysis of the refreshed CAPS on their website.

The refreshed plan highlights integration with public transport, through partnership working with Scotrail, bus/coach operators and Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs).

Other actions include developing active travel hubs across Scotland by utilising European Regional Development Funding and continued support to educational campaigns aimed at all road users.

Cycling Scotland’s progress report on CAPS 2013 provided an evidence based assessment of CAPS progress to date. It also made recommendations for achieving rapid modal shift to cycling based on the most recent statistical data, examples of best practice in Scotland, stakeholder consultation and evidence of change taken from other European countries.

This new set of actions outlines how the Scottish Government, local authorities and all key partners will respond to the needs of stakeholders and how we will achieve our active travel commitments.