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Delegates Pack for the First Scottish Cycling Summit On Tuesday 24 September At the City Chambers, City of Edinburgh

Council, 253 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ

Contents Programme Biographies List of Delegates Cycling Action Plan for Scotland 2013 background

PROGRAMME 0900 Arrival tea/coffee City Chambers, Edinburgh 0930 Background and outline of the day by Chair (Stuart Knowles ) 0935 Welcome by City of Edinburgh Council (Andrew Burns) 0940 Address by Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Veterans 0950 Address by Cllr Russell Imrie CoSLA Member and Midlothian Councillor 1000 Open discussion 1025 Ministers closing remarks 1030 Presentations from local authorities (8 mins) City of Edinburgh Council Jim Orr South Ayrshire Council George Fiddes Hitrans Regional Transport Partnership - Neil Macrae East Dunbartonshire Council - Thomas Glen Aberdeenshire Council - Chris Menzies

1110 Observations and Questions to presenters 1130 Tea/coffee break 1145 Support Available from National Delivery Bodies (15 mins each) Presentations from Paths for All access and behaviour change Cycling Scotland road safety campaigns and educational resources Sustrans community links and cycle commuting

1230 Observations and Questions to presenters 1245 Chair concludes the summit Lunch / networking

Keith Brown Keith Brown has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament since 2007 and is currently the constituency MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane. Before his election he served for eleven years as a councillor in Clackmannanshire, and held the post of Council Leader from 1999 to 2003. He was appointed Minister for Skills and Lifelong Learning in February 2009 and has since held a number of ministerial roles before becoming Minister for Transport and Veterans in September 2012. Mr Brown worked for 15 years as a local government professional in neighbouring Stirling, where he was also an active trade union representative with UNISON. He is a graduate of Dundee University and studied at the University of Prince Edward Island. Originally from Edinburgh, Keith now lives in Dollar with his three children. Stuart Knowles Stuart Knowles is an independent transport consultant with professional interests in sustainable transport including cycling development. Following four years at Leeds University studying Civil Engineering and Transportation he worked in consultancy with Atkins for three and a half years, moving to Scotland in 1981 to work for Strathclyde Regional Council, and then joining the then Fife Regional Council in 1990 until his retirement in 2012. He has been a Director of Cycling Scotland since 2009. Andrew Burns Andrew Burns was first elected to the Council in May 1999 and has represented the Fountainbridge / Craiglockhart ward since. He has previously had responsibility for the transport and education portfolios while in administration. Andrew gained his first degree from the University of Ulster in 1984 and has had a wide range of employment experience. He has a professional background in personnel and training, and worked for several years in a variety of personnel and training roles in both manufacturing industry and the service sector. Andrew became a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in 1990, gaining Full Member status of the CIPD in 2003. From 2008 to 2011 he was the chair of the Electoral Reform Society. His personal interests include walking, cycling, films, music and reading. He is 49 and lives in Edinburgh with his wife and son. Ian Aitken Ian Aitken began working for Cycling Scotland in 2004, shortly after its inception, in the role of Company Secretary. He moved into the role of Marketing Manager in 2005, managing the organisations communications including its Cycling to School

campaign, Give me Cycle Space. Ian has also handled the coordination of Bike Week in Scotland, and is a member of the UK Bike Week Board. Ian was responsible for organising Pedal for Scotland, the mass participation cycle rides with events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, overseeing an increase in participation from 1500 in 2005 to 12,000 in 2013, making it one of Scotlands largest participation events. In May 2009 Ian was appointed as Chief Executive of Cycling Scotland, and has worked closely with Transport Scotland and other partners on the drafting of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland (CAPS) and Cycling Scotlands progress report on CAPS published in November 2012. Ian chairs the CAPS Delivery Forum which has representatives from all organisations which have CAPS actions including all local authorities and regional transport partnerships. As one of Cycling Scotlands CAPS actions Ian has also overseen the establishment of Bikeability Scotland, the modern day cycle proficiency. Ian is now leading the organisation through the delivery of the actions set out for Cycling Scotland in CAPS. He lives in Machrihanish with his partner and unsurprisingly loves cycling, commuting to work by bike and taking part in cycling and running events always with an eye for borrowing ideas for Pedal for Scotland. John Lauder John is National Director for Sustrans in Scotland. John was born in Coldstream, Berwickshire where the cycling habit took hold. After working in academic and national libraries he took a change of career in 2005 and joined Sustrans Scotland. Since then the organisation has grown substantially, both operationally and in terms of the role it plays nationally. Sustrans mission is to enable people to travel by foot, bicycle or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. John is a regular contributor to policy development, a frequent attendee at Holyrood committees and commentator in the Scottish media. John lives in Portobello, is married with two daughters and, out of a morbid sense of curiosity, follows Hibernian FC. He owns five bikes but can only ride one at a time. Sustrans is the UKs leading sustainable transport charity, encouraging people to travel in ways that benefit their health and environment. Our principal objectives are to help reduce carbon emissions and to tackle health issues by enabling people to travel actively every day. Ian Findlay Ian is the Chief Officer of the Scottish Charity Paths for All, a post he has held since July 2003. Ian has an Honours Degree in Ecological Science and Wildlife Management from Edinburgh University and has worked in the environment and health sectors in

Scotland for the last 30 years. He has previously been employed by Clackmannanshire Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Ian is a voluntary Trustee of the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO), Scottish Environment LINK, Loch Lomond and Trossachs Countryside Trust and Comrie Community Centre. Previously he was a voluntary Trustee of Scottish Native Woods and Comrie Development Trust. In his spare time, Ian enjoys mountain biking, hill walking and sailing as well as attending outdoor music festivals with family and friends. Jim Orr Jim has been a City of Edinburgh councillor since May 2012. As vice convener of the Transport and Environment Committee he leads on cycling policy, as well as recycling and sustainability, for the capital coalition administration. Jims cycling priority is to support and implement the citys award winning Active Travel Action Plan which lays the groundwork for meeting Edinburghs ambitious targets for cycling (15% of journeys to work by 2020) mainly by expanding and joining up the cycle network. Jim is a fan of all forms of sustainable transport and goes everywhere on foot or by bike, bus or train. Prior to his election he split his time between working as a self-employed public sector auditor, running election campaigns and studying for a Masters degree in EU politics (graduated 2010).

Cycling Action Plan for Scotland 2013

Foreword by the Minister for Transport and Veterans and CoSLA Spokesperson for Development, Economy and Sustainability As we approach the third anniversary of the publication of the Cycling Action Plan Scotland (CAPS) in June 2010 1 this is a good time for the Scottish Government, Scottish local Government and key stakeholders to take stock of the steps we have taken towards what must be one of the most exciting and ambitious visions we have for Scotland, that by 2020, 10% of everyday journeys taken in Scotland will be by bike. The re-fresh exercise that has been undertaken in recent months, led by Transport Scotland, has been an opportunity to build on the strong foundations set out in the 2010 document, and re-state the underpinning strategy. The CAPS vision will only be achieved by strong leadership from national and local government and in partnership with key stakeholders working together to deliver the infrastructure improvements and behavioural change required. This update of the Cycling Action Plan for Scotland reviews the excellent work undertaken by the partners towards delivering the seventeen actions outlined three years ago and looks forward to consider what our future actions should be, how we will work together to deliver them and how we will measure our success. Reducing the large number of short car journeys and replacing them with journeys on bikes, or other forms of active transport, has the potential to both improve our fitness and health, benefitting health budgets in the longer-term. Cycling can also to improve our communities by reducing congestion, improving air quality and reducing the amount of carbon we produce. These are very positive steps to making all communities in Scotland healthier, greener, safer and stronger and in the longer term, supporting the sustainable economic growth we pursue as a nation. This updated CAPS sets out how we will continue our collective journey to support the delivery of the shared vision for cycling. All of our partners - those who are already heavily involved and those who will become involved in the future - are encouraged to support and take forward its actions. We look forward to working together in partnership to achieve this. Keith Brown MSP and Councillor Stephen Hagan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This updated Cycling Action Plan for Scotland is based on recommendations in the Cycling Scotland Progress Report on CAPS ( November 2012 2), and aims to be as up-to-date and effective as possible. The document draws on the experience of delivery since 2010 and takes account of the contributions received from stakeholders during the refresh exercise in 2013. It sets out what more needs to be done and the delivery roles sought. Scottish Government and Transport Scotland have obvious roles in providing resources and showing leadership; local authorities, communities, public, private and third sectors all need to participate too. The new set of 19 actions below outlines how we can work in partnership to achieve our shared vision that by 2020, 10% of everyday journeys taken in Scotland will be by bike. More detail is provided in the individual chapters and the table in Annex A sets out roles and resourcing. 1. Establish an annual national cycling summit involving the Minister for Transport and local authority Heads of Transportation and relevant Committee Convenors, to lead delivery and gauge progress. 2. Develop for each local area the strategic approach to supporting functional cycling (and active travel more broadly), mapping the appropriate infrastructure improvements required along with supporting promotional work to achieve tangible changes in travel choices. 3. Continue to promote a national training programme on cycling-integration design and best practice to planners, designers and engineers, through the delivery of accredited modules such as Making Cycling Mainstream, and promote the use of planning policy - Designing Streets, Cycling by Design cycle guidance and Smarter Choices, Smarter Places good practice. 4. Continue to develop and maintain community links i.e., high quality, local infrastructure to support active travel (routes and public realm improvements) particularly in urban areas where high levels of cycling can be achieved, along with associated infrastructure such as cycle parking facilities at key destinations including schools, bus and rail stations, shopping areas and workplaces 5. Continue to develop and maintain the National Cycle Network to provide long distance cycling routes, connecting rural communities and promoting tourism 6. Develop better integration with public transport, through partnership working with interests such as rail and bus/coach operators and RTPs 7. Establish the Cycle Hub at Stirling Station as a pilot and evaluate it pilot for potential wider roll-out at other railway stations

8. Promote the implementation of 20 mph schemes in all residential areas and share best practice across the country. 9. Develop and deliver a Mutual Respect Campaign for all road users (complementing the Give Me Cycle Space campaign aimed at drivers). 10. Continue the roll-out of Bikeability Scotland cycle training through schools, steadily expanding participation, particularly in on-road training (Bikeability level 2). Develop and promote support for this, including volunteer-led delivery and parental involvement. 11. Develop Adult Cycle Training resources, building on Bikeability Scotland standards, including an essential skills module as a pilot for potential roll-out nationwide. 12. Promote and support community-led cycling initiatives, through signposting resources and providing support for projects that will promote cycling participation in an inclusive, accessible way. Evaluate the delivery of the Cycle Friendly Communities Fund programme to date and promote the learning to further develop approaches to supporting communities. 13. Continue to promote projects which encourage primary school pupils to continue cycling when progressing to secondary schools, such as I-Bike and delivery of Bikeability Scotland level 3. 14. Promote cycling for young people more broadly, for leisure or travel, for fun, health and sport, through the promotion of cycling activities, events and led cycle rides 15. Develop approaches to promoting access to bikes e.g., develop Bike Library schemes for schools and communities to promote access to bikes in areas of low cycle use or deprivation, as taster cycling sessions. 16. Encourage all employers across all sectors to become Cycle Friendly (e.g., by offering support for workplace cycling facilities and promotional resources, active travel champions, travel planning) 17. Develop follow-up work from the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places evaluation report, applying learning to encourage active travel as part of community-based sustainable transport promotion. 18. Report annually on an appropriate suite of national indicators to inform the national picture of cycling participation 19. Develop local monitoring, using data from local cycle counts and surveys etc., with support from national delivery bodies to develop a coordinated approach to data collection.