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Fourth year in a row road traffic emissions rise

The Committee on Climate Change has today published the Reducing emissions in Scotland – 2019 Progress Report to Parliament. The report concludes that unless emission reductions are delivered ‘economy-wide’ then Scotland is at serious risk of missing more targets. While introducing the 2045 net-zero target is welcome, the Scottish Government must now take action that…

Britain’s biggest bus manufacturer joins Scotland’s campaign for sustainable transport

We are proud to announce that Alexander Dennis Limited, Britain’s biggest bus manufacturer, has decided to join Transform Scotland. Falkirk-based Alexander Dennis Limited is one of Scotland’s major manufacturing businesses. They are an industry-leader in the design of low and zero-emission buses and coaches, and involved in the development of Europe’s first full-sized autonomous (driverless)…

Sunday parking restriction should go ahead as planned

We have today published our response to suggested changes to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Parking Action Plan Traffic Regulation Order 19/29 in relation to item 1 – Sunday parking. We fully support the proposal to extend the operating hours of parking controls in the city centre so that parking restrictions and parking places operate…

Extending bus lane hours better for bus users, cyclists, and pedestrians

We have today published our response to The City of Edinburgh Council’s consultation on bus lane operational hours. We fully support the proposal that peak hour bus lanes are changed to operate between the hours of 7am and 7pm, seven days a week. Bus lanes improve bus passenger journey times, increase bus service reliability, encourage…

New transport strategy continues 20 years of prevarication on demand management from Scottish governments

We have published our response to the Scottish Government’s National Transport Strategy consultation (which closed for comments on 23 October). While we welcome the Government’s recognition that demand management must play a central role in the Scottish Government’s transport policy, we are critical of the continued prevarication from Scottish Ministers in taking concrete action on…

Car-free cities — Lessons from Vienna for Scotland’s cities

Transform Scotland welcomed Maria Vassilakou, to Glasgow City Chambers on Thursday 10 October to deliver a talk on: ‘Car-Free Cities’. Maria’s talk reflected on her experiences as deputy mayor of the city of Vienna from 2010-2019 and how she contributed to the continued development of Vienna as the world’s most livable city.

Transform Scotland Annual Report 2019

We are delighted to publish our 2019 Annual Report. It has been a busy year for Transform Scotland and for transport in Scotland. Our Annual Report highlights some of the successes of Transform Scotland in influencing, leadership, partnership working, and enterprise across the last year. Transform’s chair, Phil Matthews said: “This year’s school strikes for…

Glasgow City Council welcomed as newest members of Transform Scotland

 We’re delighted to announce that Glasgow City Council have become the newest member of Transform Scotland. Glasgow aims to become the UK’s first net-zero city for greenhouse emissions, including plans for electric buses and high-quality, segregated cycle routes, and we’ll be supporting them every step of the way. Councillor Anna Richardson, the City Convener for…