In my nearly 20 years of policy work, I’ve never known a time where there have been so many major consultations live at the same time. It’s time to get busy – plus there’s the local elections on 5 May, now less than 100 days away.Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 10, 28 Jan 2022: The one with the carrots”
Consultation Digest (National) Issue 9, 10 Dec 2021: The one after the Budget
We are a few month’s into the current parliamentary term and here come the consultations on government policy. I expect quite a few over the coming months. The 4th National Planning Framework is the main focus of this digest with two live consultations – from the Government and from a Parliamentary Committee.Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 9, 10 Dec 2021: The one after the Budget”
Consultation Digest (National) Issue 7, 10 September 2021: New term and new Active Travel Minister
I’m sure by now you will have heard that Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvie has been appointed as the new Active Travel Minister in the Scottish Government – congratulations to Patrick. The new role was created after a deal was reached between the Scottish Greens and SNP on a form of power-sharing in Government. The agreement included a raft of measures which will benefit people who want to cycle including a commitment to boost funding for active travel to £320m by 2024/25, which is 10% of the transport budget.Continue reading “Consultation Digest (National) Issue 7, 10 September 2021: New term and new Active Travel Minister”
More evidence that improved cycling infrastructure is good for health.
We have recently linked to a new report published by the Department of Health and Social Care and the Scottish Government on our Evidence pages (see Health) called the UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines that provides a wealth of evidence to show just how valuable exercise such as active travel is, not just to ourselves personally, but also on a much wider scale. We believe this goes a long way to show just how much of a health issue active travel is and should be treated as, particularly when it comes to funding considerations.
Here are some key quotes and infographics pulled out by one of our members for us.Continue reading “More evidence that improved cycling infrastructure is good for health.”