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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-09467
Asked by: Sarah Boyack, Lothian, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 29 June 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to increase spending on active travel in Edinburgh.

Current status: Answered by Patrick Harvie on 26 July 2022


Spending on active travel will increase throughout Scotland as we realise the Programme for Government commitment to increase the active travel budget to at least £320 million or 10% of the transport budget from 2024-25 onwards. The detail of how that significant increase in investment will apply in different local authority areas is still to be determined.

The Scottish Government supports all local authorities to deliver active travel through a variety of programmes including several run by third sector partners which local authorities can bid into and two direct funds – a LA resource fund of £2 million and a capital fund of £35 million (Cycling Walking and Safer Streets) both distributed pro rata this year across all 32 local authorities.