walkcyclevoteIn the run up to the Scottish Local Government elections which will be held on Thursday 4 May we are once again supporting the We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign.

We Walk, We Cycle We Vote is a collaborative partnership of over 50 walking and cycling organisations across Scotland which have come together to put active travel on the agenda for the Scottish Local Government 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 asks:

  • Investment: Provide sustained, long term investment in both cycling and walking, reaching 10% of the transport budget
  • Infrastructure: Build and maintain dedicated cycling infrastructure suitable for people of all ages and abilities
  • Local action: To solve the main local barriers to active travel, as identified by residents and businesses

The #walkcyclevote website has a section with information on all the candidates seeking election across Scotland and this is being updated with feedback from the candidates in the run up to election day.

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.

You can also come along to the Pedal On Parliament Glasgow ride on Sunday 23 April and check out other #WalkCycleVote events.

Don’t forget – to be able to vote you need to be registered – the cut off date for registering to vote in the Scottish elections is midnight on Monday 17 April. You can register on line at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote