"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
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.
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.
"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