Locally, when I was the MSP, I intervened to secure support to deliver the Cycle path which is currently being built to connect Whitburn to Armadale and the rail station there. In Linlithgow I have been a keen supporter of the Cycle Circuit Plans for Kettil’Stoun Mains, convening a meeting of national funding bodies to help them see the great potential of this community led initiative.
If re-elected, the SNP will investing over £1 billion per year in public and sustainable transport to encourage people to use public transport and active travel modes.
The SNP Government increased the active travel budget for 2020-21 to a record £100.5 million, an increase of nearly £20 million over 2019-20 and which equates to an investment of over £18 per head of population.
By 2026, we will ensure 10% of the transport capital budget is spent on active travel schemes to encourage walking, cycling and wheeling.
Our new National Transport Strategy recognises our commitment to deliver existing projects so that we can future proof our roads for our sustainable and low carbon future.
Additionally, over the next Parliament, we will provide free bikes for all children of school age who cannot afford them.