Date lodged: 9 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what specific consideration it gave to the support of cycling in Dumfries and Galloway before the recent transport summit that was held in Dumfries.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 20 September 2016
Transport Scotland, through grant funding to Sustrans and Cycling Scotland, has facilitated a range of support for cycling in Dumfries and Galloway. This includes advice on the development of the council’s active travel strategy (adopted in March 2015); funding for infrastructure for the period 2013-14 – 2015-16 of £829,912; provision of a dedicated i-bike officer to work in schools in the area and almost £14,475 in grants in 2015-16 and 2016-17 to community organisations through Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Communities Fund.