Formerly known as Bike Life, this is the UK's biggest ever study of walking, wheeling and cycling.
Every year, walking and cycling in Perth results in:
I’m a teacher who lives in Perth and works in Blairgowrie. I cycle to keep fit and get out into the countryside.
I usually go out on half-day rides on long routes. Almondbank and the National Cycle Network route 77 are my favourites.
I use the National Cycle Network a lot, whether it’s small sections or the longer ride out to Dunkeld. It feels like you’re immediately out in the countryside without having gone far.
In Perth, a lot of the painted on road cycle lanes tend to get parked in. The traffic is always busy. That’s why I wouldn’t feel confident cycling to work.
This compares to 41% of people who use a car, 7% who use public transport, and 5% who cycle at least five days a week.
The survey also found 51% of residents want to see more government spending on walking and wheeling, with 66% of respondents supporting building more cycle tracks along roads, physically separated from traffic and pedestrians.
Nearly two-thirds of residents (63%) said increasing space for people socialising, walking, and cycling on their local high street would improve their local area.
A total of 77% of Perth residents support the creation of more 20-minute neighbourhoods where amenities and services, such as shops, green space and GPs are located within a 20-minute return walk or wheel of where they live.
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