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Bike Life Perth

"Perth aspires to be one of Europe’s great small cities, representing the best in small city living. 

"If we can encourage people to walk and cycle at least once a week, by providing better facilities, that would be a great achievement."

- Councillor Lewis Simpson, Member of Perth and Kinross Council’s Environment and Infrastructure Committee

Woman and child waiting at crossroads on their bikes. Photo John Linton
Bike Life highlights that 67% of Perth residents think more space for walking and cycling could help improve air quality

This is the first report from Perth, one of 15 UK cities participating in Bike Life. Our thanks to the people of Perth who took part in the survey and who told us their stories in this report.

Digital cyclist counter display board © Photos: John Linton/Sustrans

Monitoring of cycling Infrastructure

To help monitor cycling in Perth and Kinross, a number of cycle counters have been installed on existing and new routes.

Data from the counters are uploaded to an online portal, where officers from Perth and Kinross Council can monitor the number of cyclists using the network.

woman with electric bike on bridge. © Photos: John Linton/Sustrans

"Since getting my electric bike through the Cycle to Work Scheme, I have used it every day to cycle to work. 

"Like every city, Perth has positives and negatives but roads seem to be getting busier and if given the option, I would choose a segregated cycle route to being with cars."

- Mhari Watson, e-bike user

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Bike Life Perth has been funded by Transport Scotland. The project is co-ordinated by Sustrans.