Scotland’s cycling infrastructure to receive £ 8million boost
CYCLING infrastructure is to be bolstered by a new Â£ 8million fund with the aim of making Scotland a leading European cycling nation.
Comprised of Â£ 4million in capital investment each from the Scottish Government and Sportscotland, the Cycling Facilities Fund will aim to improve conditions for cyclists over the next two years.
The money can be used to build new bike lanes or trails, create storage spaces, upgrade existing cycling facilities, or create more accessible spaces.
It is hoped that the fund will stimulate and increase the popularity of cycling before Glasgow hosts the UCI Cycling World Championships in 2023.
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said: âProjects supported by this fund will get more people to ride their bikes, bringing benefits to people across Scotland as an enjoyable leisure activity and effective way to ride. ‘improve their health.
âWe want to take advantage of the incredible growth in cycling this year and see even more people choosing to go to school or work on two wheels.
“Our overall goal is for Scotland to become one of the best cycling nations in Europe.”
Sportscotland Managing Director Stewart Harris said: âWith this new fund, we have a unique opportunity to harness the growing interest in cycling and promote health and wellness, taking an important step towards our vision of an active Scotland where everyone sees sport as a means. of life.”