An SNP administration in Glasgow, with sustainability and promoting green initiative at the heart of its vision for Glasgow’s future, will ensure the implementation of a pilot cycle rental scheme in the city centre.
Cycling is a tried and tested method of urban transport, which is both healthy and contributes to reductions in harmful emissions. It is clean, green and affordable for local people. Responsible cycling can be both a relaxing and healthy way to get around a city.
Glasgow SNP will provide support to develop new cycle routes and increase the use of cycle-friendly measures across Glasgow. We will also ensure that, when roads and cycle paths are resurfaced or re-lined, cycle-friendly measures are installed.
Councillor Kenny McLean, the SNP’s Environment and Sustainability spokesperson, welcomed the pledge.
Cllr McLean said, “The SNP Government is already demonstrating the effectiveness of its world-leading, ambitious, commitment to reducing carbon emissions by 2020. An SNP administration in Glasgow will continue this work in Glasgow with initiatives like this cycle-rental pilot.”
“Not only will this help tackle inner-city emissions and the volume of traffic in our city centre, it provides opportunity for substantial knock-on health benefits.”
“Our commitment to increasing the number of cyclists in the city isn’t just about the cycle rental scheme, it is about making cycling safer and more accessible, that is why I welcome our pledge to extend the cycling network where an opportunity arises to do so. This is the kind of joined up thinking that an SNP-led council will bring to the people of this city”.