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Infrastructure plans must prioritise climate, health and equalities

Published 03 May 2019 by Transform Scotland

We have today submitted our response to the Infrastructure Commission for Scotland’s consultation.

In our response, we make the case that it is imperative that the Commission takes as the centrepiece of its consideration the provision of infrastructure that:

  • Tackles the Climate Emergency declared by the First Minister.
  • Improves public health and reduces health inequalities.
  • Reduces Scotland’s persistent levels of poverty and inequality.
  • Prioritises the needs of children & the elderly — and not just the wants of the affluent and already highly-mobile.

Our response also gives some initial suggestions for focus for investment, including ‘Streets’, ‘Local transport’ and ‘Road maintenance’.