Active Travel

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 23 January 2019.

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Photo of Michael Matheson Michael Matheson Scottish National Party

When Annie Wells said “239 years”, I thought that she was talking about the Brexit negotiations, given that state of affairs.

We have an ambitious programme for driving up active travel. We set an ambitious stretch target and we are seeing progress being made towards it. However, progress is clearly not being made at the speed that we would all like. That is why we doubled the budget in order to drive progress forward in the coming years. I am committed to doing everything that we can do to increase the number of people who choose active travel options when making journeys.