Monthly Archives: August 2017

Queensferry Crossing: Now time for public transport to take priority

Commenting on the opening of the Queensferry Crossing, Colin Howden, Director of Transform Scotland, said: “The Government stated that an additional crossing was needed because of concerns over the structural integrity of the existing bridge. As part of the decision to go ahead with the Queensferry Crossing, there was a specific commitment that the Forth…

New research shows shift from air to rail has cut carbon in Scotland-London travel market

Transform Scotland has today published its new report ‘A Green Journey to Growth’. The report looks at the carbon savings already achieved by shifting travel from air to rail between Central Scotland and London, and highlights the additional emissions that would be saved should rail continue its progress towards a 50% share of the travel…

Priority for private cars is major barrier to clean air: Evidence to the ECCLR Committee on air quality

Transform Scotland has recently responded to the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee’s call for evidence on air quality in Scotland. Our response highlights the failings of the Scottish Government and Local Authorities to improve air quality. Despite positive messages from all levels of government on the need to improve air quality, this has to…

New urban speed limit would offer huge opportunities for safer, healthier streets

Transform Scotland has today responded the Scottish Parliament’s consultation on the Proposed Restricted Roads (20mph Limit) (Scotland) Bill. The Bill, proposed by Mark Ruskell MSP, sets out proposals to implement a new default 20 mph speed limit in urban areas in Scotland. The benefits of 20 mph limits are clear: reduced casualties and injuries for pedestrians,…