This consultation response comments on City of Edinburgh Council’s draft Climate Strategy, which outlines how the council will work to deliver a net zero, climate ready capital city by 2030. In our submission, we comment on the overall vision, principles and actions of the draft strategy, as well on the proposals for net-zero emissions from transport.
This consultation response comments on proposed regulations and guidance for Workplace Parking Licensing (WPL) in Scotland, including the regulatory framework and supporting guidance which will underpin local authorities’ WPL schemes.
This report includes data from January 2011 to March 2021, providing a national picture of cycling behaviour, road safety, access to bikes and attitudes to cycling as well as snapshots of cycling at a local level.
This consultation response comments on proposed changes to Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) procedures in Scotland, including proposals on changes to procedures for Experiential TROs (ETROs), loading and loading restrictions, and redetermination orders.
This consultation response comments on proposals for regulations for Local Place Plans in Scotland. Local Place Plans offer the opportunity for a community-led, yet collaborative, approach to creating local places and are based on the Place Principle.
This consultation response comments on the SPT Regional Transport Strategy Case for Change report, which sets out a new Vision and proposed targets for the SPT region.
This consultation response comments on the Phase 1 report of the Strategic Transport Projects Review 2 (STPR2), and outlines a series of themes and recommendations, for transport infrastructure investment in Scotland.
This consultation response comments on the proposed recommended changes to the Highway Code for motorways and high speed roads. In our response, we note and comment on the proposed changes to the rules on tailgating, road works and approaching junctions.
We believe that automated vehicles should have as a minimum a user-in-charge at all times. The user-in-charge should be deemed an active user and should be held accountable, in the same way a driver would in a conventional vehicle. Automated vehicles pose significant negative safety risks for people cycling, and the safety concerns of people cycling, and other vulnerable road users, have not been considered with regards to automated vehicles.
A combined total of £1,795,136 has been awarded to 173 organisations across Scotland to improve facilities and support increased cycling and active travel.
We largely welcome the commitments outlined in the Position Statement. We welcome recognition of the importance of cycling and active travel, in preference to single occupancy private car use, for planning for net-zero, for resilient communities, for a wellbeing economy, and for creating greener and better places and spaces. Whilst recognition of this is important, questions remain on how such commitments will be implemented.
We are firmly opposed to any widespread roll-out of longer semi-trailer (LST) vehicles, as this would have a significant negative safety impact for vulnerable road users, including from kick-out or tail-swing from the vehicles. LST vehicles should not be allowed on local roads, which are the roads predominantly used by people cycling, and, if their use were to be permitted, should be restricted to motorways and the trunk road dual carriageway network.