The 12 week consultation will give members of the public, local authorities and community groups with the opportunity to provide constructive feedback on how everyday cycling in Scotland can be best increased.
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With over 21 million free journeys having been made since January 2022, the Scottish government's new marketing campaign will encourage more young people under the age of 22 to make use of free bus travel.
Plans are well underway to see Stagecoach make its city bus networks in Inverness and Perth all-electric from the end of 2022 and early 2023 respectively.
In order to support the delivery of the plan, the Scottish government has launched a £500,000 scheme, with a key focus on helping small and medium sized bus operators, local authorities and community transport organisations.
By giving local authorities the flexible tools they need to respond to their own transport challenges, the Scottish government aims to make the country's transport network cleaner, smarter and more accessible.
With the additional £25.7 million funding, the Scottish government aims to support bus services and protect fares while patronage continues to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The updated Delivery Plan sets out the actions that are underway over the next year to take climate action, reduce inequalities, help deliver inclusive economic growth and improve wellbeing across Scotland's transport system.
The Scottish government's new funding will support a just transition to net zero by supporting zero-emission community transport schemes, as well as interest free loans for electric vehicles.
As part of the Scottish government’s continued efforts to tackle air pollution across the country, Low Emission Zones will be introduced across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.
First Bus’s completed depot will allow 150 electric vehicles to be charged at one time, supporting its growing electric fleet in Glasgow, as well as other businesses during the day when its buses are out on service.
As part of the first phase of the Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund, £62 million in government funding will support smaller bus operators and rural service providers across Scotland in making the shift to zero-emission buses.
As part of a series of measures to increase public transport use across the country, the Scottish government’s £800,000 funding will help bus operators and local authorities to improve services in their region.
The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has called for four tests to be applied when determining bus recovery funding in Scotland to enforce transparency and better protect vulnerable communities who depend on the bus network.
From 31 January 2022, under 22s living in Scotland can benefit from free bus travel, with the scheme set to tackle inequality, respond to the climate emergency and improve the lives of young people.
The Scottish government has published a draft vision statement for electric vehicle charging, which includes a new public EV charging fund that will provide up to £60 million over the next four years.