Inverclyde council has a minority Labour administration.
According to the 2020 Hands Up survey 37.1% of children in Inverclyde walked to school in 2020, 2.2% cycled and 1.5% scooted or skated. According to the 2021 Cycling Scotland annual monitoring report 1.5% of employees usually or regularly cycle to work and 32% of households have no access to a car. The council’s active travel budget for 2019/20 was £118,012(capital) and £2,000 (revenue), which works out as a total of £1.54 per person. It adopted an Active Travel Strategy in 2018.
2022 local election
Parties standing (in alphabetical order)
- Alba: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national accounts)
- Pensioner’s Party: Twitter
- Scottish Conservative & Unionist: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Labour: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Liberal Democrats: Facebook ~ Twitter
- SNP: Facebook ~ Twitter
Endorsements of our three asks:
- Jacci Stoyle, Lib Dem candidate for Greenock West and Central responded: “I am in favour of your aims regarding walk, wheel, cycle and will support them in my manifesto. However, I think they should be carefully thought through when implementing them, as this is not always done well and has caused a lot of problems in Inverclyde. Equally, some cyclists on pedestrian shared paths can be inconsiderate and dangerous and have put people off using the mixed pathways that were created for them. I use the cycle track often myself, both as a cyclist and as a pedestrian, and have personal experience of this. However, the main principle is sound and good for the mental and physical health of our communities and for the environment.”
- Sandra Reynolds, SNP candidate for Inverclyde West supported our pledges and on behalf of all SNP candidates responded: “In our council manifesto we have a commitment to increasing active travel in Inverclyde. There has been a recent push for default 20mph speed limits and voting for retention of cycle lanes.”