Scottish roads are considered to be amongst the worst in the UK. Road markings are deteriorating, pavements are damaged, and potholes are all too common. This often results in pedestrian, cyclist and motorist accidents as well as expensive repair costs.
There’s certainly no shortage of money in the Government’s roads budget, it’s just being spent on the wrong thing. All of Scotland’s roads could be fixed for £2.25 billion. That’s a lot of money -- but it’s only a small share of the £9 billion it plans to spend on new roads.
We want to see investment focused on fixing our existing roads, cycle paths and pavements ahead of building more roads. And it’s not just us: 84% of Scots agree that priority should be given to fixing the existing road network. Scotland is calling on its Government to ‘Fix It First!’