The Scottish Government is providing additional funding to promote the uptake of e-bikes as lockdown restrictions ease and people begin to travel again.
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Temporary free access to bike-share services in Glasgow and Edinburgh has been put in place as COVID-19 lockdown measures ease.
Transport Scotland has produced new COVID-19 travel guidance for passengers and operators, as well as announcing an extra £20 million in funding for the ‘Spaces for People’ active travel initiative.
Over the coming weeks, Edinburgh City Council will be implementing several changes to help support pedestrians and cyclists adhere to physical distancing guidelines.
£10 million is being reallocated from an annual active infrastructure initiative so that participating local authorities do not have to match funding and can promote physical distancing with fast, pop-up solutions.
A collaborative approach has been taken to the development of the document, with more than 60 organisations and 6,500 people contributing.
The CAV Roadmap highlights how Scotland can best benefit from and contribute to the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) industry in the future.
The Plugged-In Households Grant Fund scheme is said to offer alternatives to car ownership and affordable access to ultra-low emission vehicles.
In a joint project between public transport operators, the National Entitlement Card Programme Office, Young Scot and Transport Scotland, all 16 types of public transport smartcards can now be used between transport modes.
A survey of Scotland’s transport and travel habits has found that satisfaction with public transport has dropped by 10 per cent.
A new National Transport Strategy for Scotland that presents a marked change in the approach to transport for the next 20 years has been published for public consultation.
Edinburgh is the first city in the UK to put forward such an ambitious and comprehensive electric vehicle infrastructure business case.
With the Intelligent Transport Conference quickly approaching, we sit down with one of its speakers, Gordon Hanning, Head of Concessionary Travel and Integrated Ticketing at Transport Scotland, on what he will be speaking about and what he’s looking forward to most at the event.