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Transport habits headed for major change

Posted On: 3 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: Friends of the Earth Scotland

Transport habits headed for major change

The plan to allow free bus travel for under 19s means less congestion, less air pollution, less climate emissions and better access to education and jobs for young people, but more fundamentally it means an acceleration of the long-term decline in people who consider a car the best way to get about.
The free bus travel scheme, agreed as part of the deal between the Scottish Green Party and the SNP, make a difference in many practical ways. It will reduce school-run congestion in our towns and cities. It will mean the bus will look like a great option for a family trip into town, with the kids going free.
More people on the bus instead of in cars will make a big difference to climate change emissions, urban air pollution and overall congestion in our towns and cities. It also means more access to education and job opportunities for young people, where the cost of travel previously took a big bite out of low wages or limited budgets.
Helping create a cultural change in transport attitudes
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