Scottish vs European Cities

Walking and cycling levels in a selection of Scottish and European cities
Walking and Cycling in selected Scottish and European Cities
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The comparison made in the graph above shows the estimated modal share of walking and cycling in a selection of Scottish and European cities. Levels of cycling in Scottish cities are in general much lower than in the selected European cities shown.  


These data are taken from Civilising the Streets (Transform Scotland, 2010), which investigated sustainable transport in 13 European cities similar to the size and geographies of Scotland.  The report explores how social, political, geographical and cultural conditions have led to 'best practice' and brought about high rates of walking and cycling.

The walking and cycling rates quoted for Scottish cities were sourced from the Scottish Household Survey in 2007/08.  The rates quoted for the European cities come from a range of sources.

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