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Working From Home: increasing productivity while reducing travel

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to work from home and avoid all but essential travel. While working from home has become essential for many, if done effectively, it could lead to significant emission reductions from the transport sector in the longer-term future. As in waste, we are encouraged to reduce, reuse, recycle…

Walking and cycling key to staying healthy during Covid 19 crisis

The current Government guidelines on protecting yourself and others during Covid 19 advises that we can go outside for exercise once a day while remaining 2 metres (6 feet) away from other people. This leaves walking and cycling as the best methods for keeping healthy through daily exercise for many of us. Below is some…

Motherwell Station redevelopment plans welcomed

We’re pleased to see the announcement of the plans for the redevelopment of Motherwell Station. Transform Scotland rail spokesperson Paul Tetlaw said: “The £14.5m investment in Motherwell Station is very welcome as is the plan for more Anglo-Scottish trains to call there. “There is significant potential for rail to capture more of the Anglo-Scottish traffic…

Parliament seeking views on Climate Change Plan

The Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Committee (ECCLR) is scrutinising the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan. As part of this, the ECCLR Committee is seeking views on what people would be willing to do to reduce their own emissions and what the Scottish Government should be doing to support these changes. To submit your…

University of Strathclyde joins Transform Scotland

We are so pleased to welcome the University of Strathclyde into the membership of Transform Scotland. By joining us, the University demonstrates its commitment to pioneering the very best in active and sustainable travel for its staff and students. They will be particularly important partners in helping Glasgow to meet its aim of becoming carbon…

Scottish Budget: “This is in no way a Climate Emergency response”

Responding to the publication of the draft Scottish Budget for 2020-21, Colin Howden, director of Transform Scotland, said: “Existing Scottish Government capital expenditure plans systematically favour high-carbon over low-carbon infrastructure. [1] “Transport is the largest sector for climate emissions. Today’s announcement of an extra £500m on low-carbon spend will barely turn the dial. This is…

New transport strategy fails to set out concrete programme of action to tackle the Climate Emergency

NEW TRANSPORT STRATEGY FAILS TO SET OUT CONCRETE PROGRAMME OF ACTION TO TACKLE THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY: “Simple hypocrisy” to talk of global climate emergencies whilst prioritising new high-carbon infrastructure spend   Transform Scotland has today (Wednesday 5 February) responded to the publication of the Scottish Government’s new National Transport Strategy. [1] [2] Colin Howden, Director…

Scotland’s Bus industry gathers to set out Vision for 2030

Transform Scotland MEDIA RELEASE Scotland’s Bus industry gathers to set out Vision for 2030 Bus companies across Scotland are getting together to set out a Vision for 2030 for Bus highlighting the importance of buses in tackling the climate emergency. Bus is often overlooked as part of the solution to tackling the Climate Emergency. Yet…

Sheriffhall scheme at odds with Ministers’ Climate Emergency commitments

We have today submitted our objection to Transport Scotland’s proposal for a £120 million roundabout on the Edinburgh city bypass. Transform have objected to the proposals on the grounds that it will fail to reduce congestion, that the high cost could be better spent in sustainable transport investment, and that the scheme is incompatible with…

#lovemybus parliamentary reception

The #lovemybus campaign has held a well-received reception in the Scottish Parliament. The event, hosted by Kilmarnock and Loudoun MSP Willie Coffey, welcomed senior figures in the bus industry, representatives from across the sustainable transport sector, and a cross-party selection of MSPs, for an update on the progress of the #lovemybus campaign. Willie Coffey welcomed guests,…