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Drivers turn to cycling due to traffic congestion

posted 23 Aug 2013, 11:58 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 23 Aug 2013, 12:33 ]

Commuters are turning to cycling and walking at record rates according to new figures – with levels of both booming as people become disillusioned with high car costs and traffic congestion.

Statistics released under the council’s Active Travel Action Plan show the number of people cycling into the city centre grew by a quarter between 2009 and last year.

This culminated in almost 1600 cyclists entering the inner city limits by bike between 8am and 9am last November, in a sign that commuters are increasingly turning away from cars and public transport to travel to work under their own steam.