Category: Transport


Can Edinburgh really deliver a breath of fresh air for its citizens? This says yes ..

THE first hint of something big to come emerged in June. Just a throwaway line, and an otherwise seemingly innocuous survey. But it raised the question – could Edinburgh city centre be destined for a car free future? And while…

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Edinburgh takes huge step towards a car free capital with clean-air pledge

SCOTLAND’S capital city could stage regular vehicle free days on Edinburgh’s streets as part of a bid to clean-up air quality. City of Edinburgh Council Transport Convener Lesley Macinnes announced the plans as it celebrated its first Clean Air Day….

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OPINION: Clean Air Day has potential to go further, says Paths for All chief

Ian Findlay is Chief Officer of Paths for All, Scotland’s walking charity which partners with 30 national organisations and aims to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland. Here he argues the case for Clean…

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Glasgow City Council challenged to stand up for citizen health with LEZ decision

GLASGOW could push ahead with plans for a ‘congestion charge’ as the city struggles to get to grips with its air pollution crisis, in a move environmental groups say they would support.  The idea – first floated by Glasgow City…

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Clean Air Day 2018 events in Glasgow and Edinburgh to include major road closures

GLASGOW and Edinburgh are to mark Clean Air Day later this month with a series of road closures and events designed to raise awareness and encourage people to ditch their cars. The date – Thursday, June 21 – is geared…

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Air pollution is creating a ‘public health emergency’, says FOE Scotland

SCOTLAND’S environmental ambitions will come under scrutiny at Holyrood today. Politicians will debate the nation’s air pollution problems following a recent report by the Environmental Climate Change and Land Reform Committee. It called into question the timescales proposed to alleviate…

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GlowRide marks Edinburgh’s new status as Scotland’s first 20mph city

A THREE mile glow in the dark bike ride has marked Edinburgh’s pioneering new speed limit roll-out being completed. The luminous procession of cycles took part in a celebratory ride around the heart of Edinburgh on Sunday to celebrate the…

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In Full: The Scottish Environment LINK resignation letter from CAFSGG

TWO leading experts have quit the Scottish government’s clean air strategy team over Glasgow’s low emission zone roll-out. They said they had suffered “disappointment in and frustration” around the Cleaner Air for Scotland Governance Group lack of progress in tackling…

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Urgent campaign launched by Friends of the Earth Scotland as country’s first LEZ falls-short

FRIENDS of the Earth Scotland have hit out at Glasgow City Council after it published plans for the roll-out of the nation’s first low emissions zone. Scotland’s largest city is the worst affected by filthy air pollution, and targeted for…

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CalMac latest to start phasing out single use plastics across its fleet

FERRY operators CalMac says it will review the use of disposable single use plastics and straws after being lobbied by school pupils and politicians.  It comes after a delegation of school children from Sunnyside Primary in Glasgow under the Ocean…

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CalMac urged to follow NorthLink plastic pledge on ferries as campaign rolls on

THEY sail some of the most beautiful waters in the world, island hopping from idyllic ports and all that makes Scotland great. A lifeline service for the communities who rely on them, work with them, wait for them, dodging in…

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DAMNED: New data shows ‘health crisis’ with street air pollution still at illegal levels

FRIENDS of the Earth Scotland have released new data showing how the public are being left at risk by a damning failure by government and local authorities to tackle street air pollution as the campaign group steps up calls for…

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Four experts give their view on what the Scottish Government needs to next on Low Emission Zones

AS the Scottish Government’s consultation over Low Emission Zones comes to a close. four experts from different fields offer their opinions on what needs done to ensure Scotland takes full advantage of them between 2018 and 2020. Glasgow will be…

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Scotland air pollution ‘crisis’ harming kids and elderly say campaigners as government ministers challenged to ‘get real’ over transport policies

SCOTLAND is in the grip of an “air pollution crisis” triggered by over reliance on cars, hard hitting new stats reveal. Green campaigners have seized on the figures as proof more needs to be done to tackle the problems urgently….

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Here’s a list of the 50 Scotrail Alliance train stations offering free charging points for electric vehicles

SCOTRAIL has unveiled a list of its first 50 free fast-charging facilities for electric vehicle owners being installed at stations across its network. Four have already gone live, with the operator saying the rest will follow in the coming weeks….

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Streets for People and Woodside Mini-Holland active travel projects among pioneering schemes to share £22.5m funding

INVERNESS, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh are to share in £22.5million of funding to pay for five so-called ‘active travel’ plans for everyday journeys. The projects were awarded the cash from final judging of Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) – a design…

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