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Publications

Our campaigns communicate the sustainable transport agenda to the media, politicians at the Scottish Parliament, local government, businesses and the general public, promoting the benefits of sustainable transport to all sectors of our society. To do this, we publish materials on a broad range of transport topics.

Below is a list of a few of our most recent publications. Alternatively, please use the search facility on the right to help you find what you’re looking for.

For information on travelling in Scotland see our Sustainable Travel Information page, which includes details of transport operators in Scotland as well as providing some useful links for planning trips within Scotland, and information on travel between Scotland and the rest of the world.

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COVID-19 – impact on Scotland’s businesses, workers and economy response

Our response to the EEFW Committee's inquiry on 'COVID-19 – impact on Scotland’s businesses, workers and economy response'.

29 Jun 2020

Transport & the Economy, Transport expenditure

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Transport recovery: Rebuilding public transport patronage

This report sets out transport investment priorities to rebuild public transport patronage post-lockdown.

25 Jun 2020

Buses, Public Transport, Rail, Urban transport

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Connected Recovery: Enabling the digital commute

This report sets out recommendations for making ‘the digital commute’ the norm post-lockdown.

18 Jun 2020

Smarter Choices, Traffic Reduction

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Active Recovery: Locking-in the active travel benefits

This report sets out recommendations for locking-in the active travel benefits from the Coronavirus lockdown

11 Jun 2020

Active Travel, Cycling, Streets, Urban transport, Walking

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Just Recovery: reversing the lockdown inequalities

The report sets out a series of recommendations for the Scottish Government in designing its transport response to coronavirus so that the negative impacts of the lockdown are not “prolonged indefinitely” for the Scottish households whose mobility has been most severely curtailed during the lockdown.

04 Jun 2020

Social Justice, Transport Policy

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‘Berryden corridor improvement’ — Transform Scotland objection

We have submitted our objection to Aberdeen City Council's proposed new £26 million urban road-building scheme.

14 Apr 2020

Roads

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Presentation to Scottish Renewables conference

Transform Scotland external affairs manager Jess Pepper's presentation to Scottish Renewables transport conference held on 19 February.

19 Feb 2020

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Sherrifhall Roundabout — Transform Scotland objection

Our objection to the road orders for the proposed new Sherrifhall Roundabout on the Edinburgh City Bypass.

29 Jan 2020

Roads

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Queensferry Crossing Public Transport Strategy parliamentary briefing

Briefing paper sent to the Scottish Parliament's Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee prior to its 08/01/20 evidence session on the Queensferry Crossing Public Transport Strategy.

08 Jan 2020

Buses, Public Transport, Rail, Roads

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The Tourist Duty Presentation

Presentation on The Tourist Duty by Poppy Marples, Transport and Tourism Researcher for Transform Scotland.

12 Dec 2019

Tourism, Urban transport

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The Tourist Duty

In this report, we explore the rationale for introducing a Transient Visitor Levy (TVL), present case studies of TVL schemes across Europe, set out results of a survey of Edinburgh residents’ views on how TVL revenue should be invested, and make policy recommendations for the Scottish Government and Scottish Local Authorities.

02 Dec 2019

Active Travel, Buses, Cycling, Fiscal & Pricing, Public Transport, Tourism, Traffic Reduction, Urban transport, Walking

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National Transport Strategy consultation response

Our response to the Scottish Government's NTS2 consultation.

23 Oct 2019

Fiscal & Pricing, Transport expenditure, Transport Policy

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Annual Report 2019

Our Annual Report for the past year.

20 Oct 2019

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Transform Scotland annual accounts 2018-19

Our accounts for the past year.

20 Oct 2019

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‘Vision 2030: Clean Rail’

Briefing on the decarbonisation of Scotland's railways, launched in advance of September 2019 Programme for Government.

02 Sep 2019

Climate Change, Public Transport, Rail

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Choosing bus, for our health

Essential evidence prepared for the #lovemybus campaign on the health benefits that come from bus use.

29 Jul 2019

Buses, Public Transport, Smarter Choices

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Evidence to the Williams Rail Review

Transform Scotland's written evidence to the DfT Williams Rail Review

31 May 2019

Freight, Rail, Transport Policy

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Evidence to the Just Transition Commission

Transform Scotland's submitted evidence to the Just Transition Commission.

29 May 2019

Active Travel, Buses, Climate Change, Public Transport, Rail, Transport Policy, Walking

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#lovemybus campaign Members’ Briefing

Briefing prepared for Transform Scotland members on our #lovemybus campaign.

21 May 2019

Buses, Public Transport, Traffic Reduction

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Evidence to the REC Committee on Workplace Parking Levy

Transform Scotland's submission to the REC Committee on amendments to the Transport Bill related to Workplace Parking Levy

15 May 2019

Cars, Roads, Traffic Reduction, Transport Policy

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Response to the UK CCC advice

Transform Scotland's written response to the UK CCC advice on Net Zero.

14 May 2019

Climate Change, Transport Policy

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Air Passenger Duty — parliamentary briefing from SCCS & Transform

Parliamentary briefing issued jointly by Stop Climate Choas Scotland & Transform Scotland ahead of the 08/05/19 parliamentary debate on Air Departure Tax (ADT) / Air Passenger Duty (APD).

08 May 2019

Aviation, Climate Change

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The Progress of the Climate Bill

Briefing from Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

06 May 2019

Climate Change

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Infrastructure Commission for Scotland evidence

Our response to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland's call for evidence.

03 May 2019

Transport expenditure, Transport Policy

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An update on the Transport Bill

Briefing from Chris Day, Policy Advisor for Transform Scotland

26 Mar 2019

Active Travel, Buses, Cars, Cycling, Public Transport, Roads, Traffic Reduction, Transport Policy

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