Dundee councillor gets on her bike for work to promote benefits of cycling

Councillor Lynne Short

A Dundee councillor has teamed up with an electric bike retailer to highlight the benefits of cycling.

Lynne Short, convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee, and Hawkhill-based EBS Cycle Centre are plugging fitness, clean air and reduced congestion.

Councillor Short said: “It’s all very well me going on about the benefits of cycling and other forms of healthy and sustainable travel, but the best way of really showing what it’s all about is to get out there and do it myself.

“I must admit there are a few second and even third thoughts, but the guys at EBS assure me that I’ll be safe and putting it on the line rather than just sitting in my car or on the bus talking about how great cycling is.

“I’ve been using the bike to go to and from work and if I can do it anybody can!”

In June the council approved more than £200,000 worth of improvements to the city’s infrastructure for cycling and walking.

The cycling strategy for the city expressed a number of ambitions that this money will help to achieve including filling in some of the missing links in the network.

Dundee City Council approved its cycling strategy for the city in 2016.