Lee has agreed to continue to support the transformation of active travel for the next 15 months through her new role.
As part of an expansion of investment in walking, wheeling and cycling, the Scottish government is reviewing how its programmes are planned and delivered. Lee will be focusing on public engagement, access to bikes and providing an independent perspective on progress.
Minister for Active Travel Patrick Harvie said:
“I’m pleased that we’ve been able to appoint Lee Craigie as our Ambassador for Active Travel. Our ambitions to revolutionise active travel in Scotland have never been greater, and retaining Lee’s experience and approach will help us deliver great results in the years ahead.
“We’ve committed to investing over £320 million, equating to 10% of the transport budget, on active travel by 2024/25. That sustained investment is important, but how we invest is crucial. Scotland’s new Ambassador for Active Travel will help us in this journey.
“Even with one eye on how we transform our wider delivery, we cannot slow down in what we know can work to transform our communities. I’m pleased that we’re offering fresh funding for our popular e-bike grant fund programme, in addition to supporting local authorities develop safer routes to school. All of this will help build a more active nation, where more people can choose to walk, wheel and cycle for those shorter everyday journeys.”