During the Scottish Government’s Draft spending and tax plans for 2019-20, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Derek Mackay MSP announced £80m for Active Travel
I’m delighted to learn the Scottish Government is continuing its investment in active travel and this announcement of £80m is to be welcomed.
Having recently met with both Community Tracks and Sustrans Scotland I know work is being undertaken to improve cycling links through Inverclyde. This is something I very much support and will be promoting both locally and at Westminster in my role on the Transport Select Committee, through our Active Travel inquiry.
I would encourage more people to take up, or start again, cycling as a leisure activity and also as a way of staying healthy. Inverclyde has some beautiful scenery to offer and this funding announcement should hopefully allow further investment in our cycling routes.