Active travel campaign welcomed

Iain Gray MSP has welcomed the launch of a new campaign seeking to build on the rise in walking, cycling and other forms of active local travel that has occurred since the start of the pandemic.

The #WheelsinMotion campaign has been developed by a group of active travel organisations comprising Sustrans Scotland, Public Health Scotland, Paths for All, Cycling Scotland, Cycling UK and Scottish Cycling, with funding from Transport Scotland, with the aim of encouraging people to stay active over lockdown and beyond.

Welcoming the campaign, Iain Gray MSP said:

“Over the last year, and especially during lockdown restrictions, more of us have started walking, cycling, and exploring what’s available in our own local area, with many being pleasantly surprised by the results.

“This increase in activity has a variety of benefits including improving mental health and wellbeing, fostering family bonding, supporting local businesses and connecting more with local communities and the environment. 

“It is certainly something positive and worth encouraging, so I’m pleased that this new campaign has been launched to help build on the progress that’s been made and encourage people to continue with their increased activity levels after the pandemic.”

Find out more about the Wheels in Motion campaign at www.sustrans.org.uk/about-us/our-work-in-scotland/how-we-can-keep-the-wheels-in-motion