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See below for a list of consultations, campaigns and online actions.

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See Scottish Government, Transport Scotland,  UK Department for Transport and European Commission websites for details of other current consultations.

European Commission consultation on multimodal passenger rights

25 May 2017

There is an ongoing consultation on multimodal passenger rights (until 25th May 2017). The Commission are considering to create legislation that would protect passengers when shifting between modes of transport. The European Commission wants to examine options to better protect passengers in the EU when using multimodal transport. ...

Scottish Energy Strategy

30 May 2017

The Scottish Government are consulting on their draft Energy Strategy. The Strategy sets out targets for decarbonising energy supply in Scotland, including a target of 50% of energy for heat, electricity and transport to be sourced from renewables by 2030. The deadline for responding to the consultation is 30 May. To read th...

Edinburgh Council — Consultation on Age Limitation of Taxis (Air Quality)

02 June 2017

In recent months there has been significant media coverage about pollution levels in the UK. The main causes of pollution in towns and cities are Nitrogen Oxide and Nitrogen Dioxide (referred to as Nitrogen Oxides), which are produced in the emissions from petrol and diesel vehicles. Air quality in city centres is a major public health concern.

Edinburgh Council — Town Centre Guidance on Nicolson Street/Clerk Street

02 June 2017

Edinburgh Council are consulting on improving the guidance for development on Nicolson Street/Clerk Street. Although not all of this consultation is relevant to transport, we would encourage people to make the case for higher quality conditions for pedestrians, safer cycle routes and greater priority for buses on this street. To r...

DEFRA air quality consultation

15 June 2017

The Scottish Government,  alongside the UK, Wales & NI administrations, are consulting on air quality plans. The consultation closes on 15 June. ...

City of Edinburgh Council — Cycling and walking improvements from Holyrood Park to Ratcliffe Terrace

30 June 2017

This consultation gives people the opportunity to express their views about initial proposed designs for a cycle route and walking improvements between Holyrood Park and Ratcliffe Terrace. The route, called QuietRoute 30, will form part of the QuietRoutes Network which is being implemented across Edinburgh. The aim of the network is to pr...

Scottish Government – Improving Parking in Scotland consultation

30 June 2017

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on responsible parking. It invites views on how to provide greater clarity of the laws on parking, what restrictions that should be applied, the exceptions that should be granted, how the Government should tackle displacement of vehicles and support town centre regeneration whilst impro...

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Partnership Plan 2018-2023 consultation

03 July 2017

Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park are consulting on their new draft Partnership Plan 2018-2023. The Partnership Plan sets out how the National Park Authority and other organisations can work together over the next five years to look after, enhance and make the most of the of...

HITRANS Regional Transport Strategy consultation

07 July 2017

The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) have launched a consultation on their refreshed Regional Transport Strategy. The Strategy was approved by Scottish Ministers in July 2008.  The HITRANS Board agreed to carry out a review and refresh of the RTS to take account of a number of changes in policy and to align with the present...

National Transport Strategy — Call for Evidence

14 July 2017

A Call for Evidence published by the Research and Evidence Working Group of the National Transport Strategy Review. Its purpose is to gather re...

Consultation on default 20mph speed limit in urban areas

07 August 2017

Mark Ruskell MSP is proposing a Bill to be put forward in the Scottish Parliament to make 20mph the default speed limit in urban areas. The benefits to 20mph zones are clear. There are fewer deaths and injuries; cycling and walking become easier due to reduced traffic speeds; and air pollution tends to be lower. There is now a cons...

Shut the M8 to traffic for a day and let us have a party!

31 December 2017

Campaign by Carfree Glasgow: ...