East Renfrewshire council is currently run by a coalition of SNP, Labour and Independent councillors.
According to the 2020 Hands Up survey 44.3% of children in East Renfrewshire walked to school in 2020, 2.5% cycled and 1.5% scooted or skated. According to the 2021 Cycling Scotland annual monitoring report 2.5% of employees usually or regularly cycle to work and 10% of households have no access to a car. The council’s active travel budget for 2019/20 was £673,500 (capital) which works out as a total of £7.05 per person. It does not appear to have an active travel strategy.
Local groups: Go Bike
2022 local election
Parties standing (in alphabetical order)
- Alba: Twitter
- Freedom Alliance: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- Independence for Scotland Party: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national accounts)
- Scottish Conservative & Unionist: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Family Party: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- Scottish Greens: Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Labour: Facebook
- Scottish Liberal Democrats: Facebook ~ Twitter
- SNP: Facebook: Eastwood / Barrhead, Neilston, Uplawmoor ~ Twitter: Eastwood / Barrhead, Neilston, Uplawmoor
Endorsements of our three asks:
- David Tam McDonald, SNP candidate for Netherlee, Clarkston and Williamwood tweeted: “I’m signing up to @walkwheelcycle three pledges as part of my campaign to be elected in Netherlee, Clarkston and Williamwood Ward of East Renfrewshire Council”
- Annette Ireland, SNP candidate for Netherlee, Clarkston and Williamwood wrote on Facebook: “I’m signing up to Walk, Wheel, Cycle Vote’s three Asks for local council candidates. Sustainable and active travel has always been a priority for me and one of the main reasons I recently brought a Climate Change Emergency Motion before East Renfrewshire Council. Unlike local Tories, and other candidates, David Tam McDonald for Ward 4 and I fully support well designed segregated cycle lanes and will work hard to ensure better active travel for everyone here locally.”
- Carol McKenzie, Alba candidate for Newton Mearns and Nielston responded: My PhD focused on the impact of urban form, accessibility, equity in access to local services and preferences. I will definitely sign up.
- Colette Walker, Independence for Scotland Party candidate for Clarkston, Netherlee and Williamwood responded: It’s with pleasure to say I am signing up to the @walkwheelcycle three asks for active travel for all. Being registered blind , I do a lot of walking with my guide dog, accessibility has to improve the quality of pathways, making life safer when travelling.