Working to make cycling an everyday experience in Dundee
Hello! We aim to promote cycling as an everyday activity in Dundee. We are open to anyone who cycles regularly, cycles occasionally or would like to start cycling. Watch the "News" panel and page for events and issues. Also, follow our Facebook and Twitter for the very latest information and cycling-related posts from further afield that have caught our attention.
We are mainly thinking about cycling as transport for work and leisure. Anyone who has been to the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, or even some cities in the UK will know that cycling works great as basic transport - it is quick, cheap and good for you. Dundee is a compact city and reasonably dry and sunny (for Scotland!) so it is an ideal place to join this 21st century revolution. There is a lot of work to do to catch up with the best cycling cities. The Netherlands started in the 1970s and Copenhagen in the 1990s. If we learn from their experiences we can catch up. It means changing the roads and changing minds.
So that is why we are here - to help Dundee join this healthy, practical, enjoyable trend. Which is not to say we will ignore our more-sporty friends - we are all part of the big cycling picture that is the future for communities throughout the world.
We will be joining other Scottish cities in holding a Pedal On Parliament event in Dundee on 28th April at 1pm.
Click 'View more' to read our 'PoP Manifesto'. And join us on the day - see our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the details!
Why are we campaigning?
To ask Dundee politicians and members of the public to sign up to our manifesto to make Dundee a cycle friendly city by tackling the barriers that prevent people of all ages and abilities from cycling the sort of journeys that make sense by bike.
What are we asking for?
The winter may have been a mild one, but it has taken its toll on the road surfaces. National campaign group Cycling UK have set up a web page and a mobile phone app to make it easy to report them. The reports go to the appropriate local authority. Cycling UK say councils are generally quite quick to respond, probably because maintaining the safety of the road surface is legal requirement.https://www.fillthathole.org.uk/