Date lodged: 21 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors the (a) state of disrepair and (b) level of maintenance of cycle paths, and whether it will publish the results of any recent monitoring exercise.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 4 October 2017
Maintenance of cycle paths is largely the responsibility of local authorities or other bodies. Any audit or monitoring programme would be the responsibility of each of these bodies. The Scottish Government does not collate this data nationally. However, some routes falling within the trunk road corridor will be the responsibility of the trunk roads contractor and data may be available for those specific routes.
Sustrans recently carried out a network audit of the National Cycle Network in Scotland, which determined the current condition of the route but not the level of maintenance activity. This data is for NCN routes only and does not cover the wide range of local cycle paths across Scotland. This information will be published in due course.