Getting started with cycling
Every journey taken by bike instead of car stops harmful greenhouse emissions entering the atmosphere, getting us closer to our net zero target.
It’s also easier than ever to cycle around towns as we’ve invested in more cycle lanes, off-road paths and advanced stop boxes at junctions.
The National Cycle Network has thousands of miles of dedicated cycling routes – and the good news is that 75% of us live within two miles of a route! There is the one-off expense of getting kitted out, but once that’s done, you could save on travel costs and have an enjoyable, healthy activity to take part in for years to come.
live within two miles of a route
Help with the cost of a bike
To help more people in Scotland choose cycling instead of the car for shorter journeys, the Scottish Government has made funding available.
Reducing your car journeys
By rethinking how you use your car and reducing the number of daily journeys you take, you can help make Scotland a healthier, fairer, greener place to live.
Making the most of your walk
Choosing to walk instead of taking the car for shorter journeys helps cut carbon emissions, reduces congestion and pollution.
TAKE ACTION STARTING NOW
To achieve net zero by 2045, we must take action now. Start here to find ways that you can make changes in your life at home and on the go.
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