Pedal on Parliament 2
Look to make Scotland a cycle-friendly nation and make cycling safe for all.
Last year 3000 cyclists, young and old, pedalled on the Scottish Parliament to call for safer cycling for everyone. Despite plenty of warm words from politicians since then, nothing fundamental has changed so we’re doing it again
Sunday 19 May 2013, 3pm, The Meadows, Edinburgh
Join 1000’s of cyclists on this organised cycle run on closed roads from The Meadows to The Scottish Parliament. Bring the family and be a part of this momentous day.
POP2 8 point manifesto
Proper funding for cycling.
Design cycling into Scotland’s roads.
Slower speeds where people live, work and play
Integrate cycling into local transport strategies
Improved road traffic law and enforcement
Reduce the risk of HGVs to cyclists and pedestrians
A strategic and joined-up programme of road user training
Improved statistics supporting decision-making and policy
Visit www.pedalonparliament.org or follow @popscotland for more detail and updates
Speak to this chap on Twitter sometimes, very passionate about better infrastructure for cyclists. Great to see someone promote cycle safety. His methods can be somewhat excessive on occasion if you watch his videos.
If anyone else is thinking about going to this on the 19th I’m leaving my car at the park and ride at the north side of the Forth Bridge and riding in and back out. I also encourage you to wear ‘ordinary’ clothes, no hi viz and consider no helmet. The reasons for this are simple. It’s to show that cycling is not just for those that wear lycra, you don’t need fancy technical or cycling clothing to ride a bike and its generally a safe activity so why wear protective gear. The POP ride itself will be the slowest mile you’ll ever do because there will be 1000’s of others packing the closed road route down to the Parliament building, but that’s not the point of the event.
Who’s going? 6 or so and I’ll look at getting the council minibus?
Have the Thistle Stage Race that day, no can do.
Though a leisurely one mile cycle does sound appealling…