Cycling Scotland has released its latest research results New research from Cycling Scotland has revealed that saving money is a key driving factor in people taking up cycling.
The fourth wave of Cycling Scotland’s longitudinal study has explored how attitudes towards cycling in Scotland have changed since 2017.
In the research involving 1,037 participants, 29% said low cost was a reason to cycle, compared to 17% who said the same in 2021.
More than two thirds (69%) of participants in the survey said that saving money is one of their main motivations for cycling more often, an increase from 58% last year.
Laura Bouch, 34, a social worker from Glasgow who started cycling while roads were quieter during the pandemic, has kept it as part of her travel routine as a way of saving money and getting exercise. She said: “I’ve discovered that cycling is so much cheaper than driving. I save loads, and although I don’t cycle every day, it’s saving me £40 to £50 a month on fuel. I also feel better that by cycling, I’m helping to travel in a more environmentally friendly way.”
“I’m often at a computer all day and it’s hard to be active. If I’ve cycled to work, I feel that it reduces my stress and benefits my mental health. When I’ve cycled to work in the morning it also makes me want to be more active during the day.”
Cycling Scotland’s longitudinal study was previously released every two years, but now the independent research, funded by Transport […]
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