Net zero measures announced for Transport Scotland

More investment will be made into transport infrastructure to cut carbon emissions and increase connectivity

Big Zero Report 2023

Transport Scotland has announced new measures to tackle climate change and reach net zero.

Scotland’s largest carbon emitter is transport and a large push from the government for the shift to zero-emission vehicles is deemed critical.

Heavy investment will be made to reduce the demand for private vehicles and strengthen transport connections to rural areas.

The Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) includes 45 recommendations to make Scottish transport more sustainable and lessen environmental impact.

These include more focus on net zero freight and logistics, improving infrastructure for active travel such as cycling and mass transit for Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, said: “The STPR2 recommendations represent a major piece of work by this government to make Scotland – all of Scotland – more sustainable.

“This review represents a repositioning of our transport investment priorities – the focus is firmly on how transport can help us protect our climate and improve lives. It takes a balanced and fair approach to all modes of transport and all areas of Scotland.”

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