Here’s the text of Sandra White’s statement on active travel:
Sandra White MSP, SNP Candidate for Glasgow Kelvin Constituency
“The SNP are firmly committed to supporting active and sustainable travel. The SNP Scottish Government are committed to a vision of 10% of everyday journeys being undertaken by bike by 2020, which is set out in the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland.
In Government we are investing more than £1 billion each year to encourage people out of their cars. We are proud to be delivering the largest ever investment in cycling and walking in Scotland. Since 2011, we have built 190kms of cycling and walking paths.
The SNP in Government will continue to support the development of the National Cycle Network and its eventual completion in the years to come. When new trunk road schemes are introduced and improvements made to existing trunk roads, there is now special consideration for cyclists which the
We believe active travel should be part of our everyday life from the earliest years. We are pleased to see an increasing number of primary schools offering Bikeability Scotland on-road cycle training, which is achieved through Scottish Government funding and support from Cycling Scotland.
Recent investment also includes the launch of the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Development Fund in November last year, which provides £700,000 to projects that support trees, woodlands and green infrastructure, encourage community growing or promote active travel.
We are proud of our investments to infrastructure and active travel and wewill continue to support developments to achieve our vision in the nextparliament.”
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