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Friday 06th March 2015

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ONE in ten people in parts of Edinburgh now commute by bike amid a one third growth in cycle use across the country, Cycling Scotland revealed today.

Residents of the Meadows and Morningside are the most likely to pedal to work - 9.9 per cent - the Scottish Government-funded development agency said.

Ministers are attempting to increase cycling across the country to this level within five years.

Commuters in Newington and Southside were in second place, with 9.3 per cent going by bike.

City council wards in Edinburgh accounted for 12 of the top 20 highest cycle commuting areas, with Highland, Moray and Fife taking the other places.

The first Annual Cycling Monitoring Report 2015 said cycling across Scotland had increased by 32 per cent in the last 12 years.

Transport minister Derek Mackay said: “The increase in some figures is a positive sign but there is still work to be done to achieve our shared vision of 10 per cent of journeys by bike by 2020.”

Cycling Scotland chief executive Keith Irving said: “The report demonstrates how cycling is truly becoming an everyday activity for more people of all ages and abilities in many places across Scotland.

“We need action across Scotland to enable the vision of 10 per cent of journeys by bike to be reached, and today’s report helps demonstrate where we need to renew our efforts.”

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