January 11th, 2012
Cyclists in Scotland have gathered outside a Government building to call members of the Scottish Parliament to invest in low-carbon transport as a way of helping to meet the country’s climate change targets.
The collection of pedal-pushers who were organised by Stop Climate Chaos Scotland met outside St Andrews House in Edinburgh to try and urge the Government to encourage environmentally friendly modes of transport such as cycling and walking.
The campaign is currently being backed by Olympic Gold Medal Cyclist Chris Boardman.
Boardman, who was unable to attend the event told press: “It’s great to see that so many people in Scotland are enthusiastic about cycling as a low-carbon form of transport.
“We all have a responsibility to help tackle global warming and this is a clean, healthy way to help reduce our carbon emissions.”
Tom Ballantine, who is head of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said: “The Government must now step up and fully fund all of the measures set out in its own plans to meet our climate change targets, the Low Carbon Scotland Report on Proposals and Policies.”
The meeting forms part of a week long campaign which aims to get the Scottish Government to fund walking and cycling in this year’s budget.