Glasgow City council is currently run by an SNP minority administration.
According to the 2020 Hands Up survey 46.7% of children in Glasgow walked to school in 2020, 2.7% cycled and 1.4% scooted or skated. According to the 2021 Cycling Scotland annual monitoring report 7.6% of employees usually or regularly cycle to work and 47% of households have no access to a car. The council provided no data on its active travel spend. It is delivering an Active Travel Strategy in 2022 to supersede its existing strategic plan for cycling.
2022 local election
Parties standing (in alphabetical order)
- Alba: Facebook ~ Twitter
- Freedom Alliance: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- Scottish Conservative & Unionist: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Family Party: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- Scottish Greens: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Labour: Facebook ~ Twitter: Glasgow / Kelvin
- Scottish Liberal Democrats: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter
- Scottish Libertarian Party: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- Scottish Socialist Party: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- Scottish Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter (national party accounts)
- SNP: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter: Maryhill / Kelvin / Southside / Glasgow
- Volt UK: Website ~ Facebook
Endorsements of our three asks:
- Christy Mearns, Scottish Green Party candidate for Anderston, City and Yorkhill responded: “Fully support the asks of @walkwheelcycle. If re-elected I’ll continue to make it a priority to ensure inclusive active travel infrastructure that works for all – & to expand on the work I’ve done to bring forward a new Accessible Design Forum so it applies to all future designs”
- Iain McClarty, Scottish Green Party candidate for North East Ward responded: “As an active active travel campaigner I’m delighted to support this pledge!”
- Martha Wardrop, Scottish Green Party candidate for Hillhead responded: “As @scottishgreens candidate for Hillhead, I fully support the asks of @walkwheelcycle. If re-elected I’ll make it a priority to secure investment in inclusive active travel infrastructure that works for all”
- John Hamelink, Scottish Green Party candidate for Garscadden / Scotstounhill responded: “I’d like to confirm my whole-hearted support for your campaign”.
- Dan Hutchison, Scottish Green Party candidate for Govan responded: “As the @glasgowgreens candidate for #Govan – I’m committed to supporting accessible active travel, reshifting the focus of travel planning from Cars to more Walking, Wheeling and Cycling.”
- Lana Reid-McConnell, Scottish Green Party candidate for Victoria Park responded: “Thanks to @walkwheelcycle for their 3 asks from candidates on accessibility, infrastructure and investment – which I absolutely support! Accessibility must be at the heart of all future design to help make the city safer, more affordable to get around”
- Seonad Hoy, Scottish Green Party candidate for Canal ward responded: “As @scottishgreens candidate for Canal Ward, and as a mother of 2 young children with concerns about air pollution in Glasgow, I am delighted to support the @walkwheelcycle pledges”.
- Anthony Carroll, Scottish Green Party candidate for Royston, Germiston, Sighthill, Haghill, Dennistoun & Drygate responded: “So many folk have been crying out for accessible active travel infrastructure: getting about in the public realm by wheel or walking must truly be accessible to all members of the public. More than happy to endorse @walkwheelcycle’s agenda for the Council Elections.”
- Hugh Southall, Lib Dem candidate for Newlands / Auldburn responded: “I’m the Lib Dem candidate for Newlands/Auldburn and I’d like to endorse your pledges. As a civil engineering student, I’ve been taught to follow these principles for better streets”
- Holly Bruce, Scottish Green Party candidate for Langside responded: “As an avid cyclist and advocate of accessibility for all, I support @walkwheelcycle ‘s pledge. We need to get rid of the multiple barriers, like affordability and poor infrastructure, to folks’ mobility.”
- All Scottish Green Party candidates have confirmed their support: “We recently published our local manifesto A Greener Glasgow is a Fairer Glasgow (greens.scot/glasgow/scotti…), and our policies outlined in the Delivering a Transport Revolution section align well with your aims. Green councillors in Glasgow have already secured the review that led to all 40km of Spaces for People cycle lanes being made permanent and we’ve won funding for 30 permanent car free schools, as well as support for walking and cycling buses, and a funding for a city wide 20mph zone. We hope that with more Greens elected we will be able to make an even bigger difference for active travel.