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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.


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...


Transport Scotland — Borders Transport Corridors Study survey

11 August 2017

Transport Scotland are welcoming comments from members of the public and organisations on future transport developments in the Scottish Borders. Chief among the priorities for the Borders should be extending the Borders Railway beyond Tweedbank. The success of the Railways since its restoration has proven that rail re-openings deliver sig...


Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform Committee — Consultation on Air Quality in Scotland

18 August 2017

The Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee have launched a public consultation on air quality in Scotland. The Committee are keen to hear from members of the public and organisations alike on the following:   The Committee would like to hear your views on the following questions...


Scottish Government — Consultation on the Air Departure Tax Bill

15 September 2017

Air Departure Tax (ADT), a tax payable on commercial flights in Scotland, is expected to come into effect in Scotland from 1 April 2018, replacing UK Air Passenger Duty. The Scottish Government is proposing a 50% reduction in ADT by the end of the current session of the Scottish Parliament and also abolishing the tax in the future.


Scottish Government — Climate Change Bill consultation

22 September 2017

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on the new Climate Change Bill. Proposals include setting targets based on actual emissions, increasing the 2050 target to 90% emissions reduction, and making provisions for a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target to be set. The Bill itself makes technical changes, but does not...


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

31 December 2017

Campaign by Carfree Glasgow: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/shut-the-m8-to-traffic-for-a-day-and-let-us-have-a-party ...