Scotland has revealed its new National Transport Strategy for the next two decades.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson says that the Strategy set out the role of transport in delivering the priorities of reducing inequalities and taking climate action.
The Strategy details the actions that have to be taken to meet The Scottish Government’s ambitious climate change targets. It acknowledges that there needs to be a range of activity, including technological change to ultra-low emission vehicles, altering people’s travel behaviour through improved use of public and active travel modes, as well as a reduction in the demand for unsustainable transport.
More than 60 organisations and 6,500 people have contributed to the document with a consultation last year receiving 1,200 responses.
“The National Transport Strategy is for the whole of Scotland recognising the different needs of our cities, towns, remote and rural areas and islands,” Matheson.
“Our shared vision is for a sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible transport system, helping to deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland for communities, businesses and visitors. One where people choose walking and cycling or public transport over other modes and where our businesses make sustainable choices to support the reliable delivery of goods and services.”