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Publications

Our campaigns communicate the sustainable transport agenda to the media, politicians at the Scottish Parliament, local government, businesses and the general public, promoting the benefits of sustainable transport to all sectors of our society. To do this, we publish materials on a broad range of transport topics.

Below is a list of a few of our most recent publications. Alternatively, please use the search facility on the right to help you find what you’re looking for.

For information on travelling in Scotland see our Sustainable Travel Information page, which includes details of transport operators in Scotland as well as providing some useful links for planning trips within Scotland, and information on travel between Scotland and the rest of the world.

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‘Strategic Transport Projects Review 2’ consultation response

Transform Scotland responds to STPR2, arguing that whilst the proposals have much to welcome, that the lack of demand management planning and sense of urgency spoils the infrastructure strategy.

14 Apr 2022

Transport Planning

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‘20% reduction in car kms route map’ consultation response

Transform Scotland responds to the Scottish Government's Traffic Reduction consultation, arguing that in order to reach their ambitious target of cutting car kilometres by 20% by 2030, that a clear and robust plan must be established and implemented.

06 Apr 2022

Traffic Reduction

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Fourth National Planning Framework consultation response

Transform Scotland responds to the Scottish Government's consultation on National Planning Framework 4, arguing that this plan will fail to deliver without a clear capital investment programme.

04 Apr 2022

Traffic Reduction, Transport Planning

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Whole Industry Strategic Plan consultation response

Transform's rail spokesperson responds to the governments consultation asking what is needed for a long-term, wide scale rail strategy.

01 Feb 2022

Air-Rail Substitution, Rail

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Aviation Strategy consultation response

Transform responds to Transport Scotland's Aviation Strategy consultation, noting how the proposal fails to take into account the role played by aviation on climate change.

27 Jan 2022

Aviation, Transport Policy

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Fit for the Future consultation response

Our response to ScotRail's ‘Fit for the Future’ consultation. In our response, we set out five key recommendations for the Scottish Government.

04 Nov 2021

Rail

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Putting Down Routes: Building Scotland’s Active Freeway Network

This report provides a blueprint for developing a strategic network of Active Freeways across Scotland, and draws on UK and European experience to identify how the network can be successfully designed and implemented.

07 Oct 2021

Active Travel, Cycling, Walking

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Annual Report 2021

Our 2021 Annual Report, setting out our activities in the year to September 2021.

29 Sep 2021

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Transform Scotland accounts 2020-21

Our annual accounts for the financial year ended 31 March 2021.

29 Sep 2021

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‘Roads to Ruin’ report

The report finds that despite promises that it will tackle the Climate Emergency, Scottish Ministers intend to nearly double their spending on new roads over the next decade.

10 Aug 2021

Climate Change, Roads, Transport expenditure

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East Main Line 2022 timetable consultation — response from Transform Scotland

Our response to LNER's 'East Main Line 2022 timetable' consultation.

05 Aug 2021

Rail

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Traffic Regulation Order Review Consultation — response from Transform Scotland

Our response to Transport Scotland's 'Traffic Regulation Order Review' consultation.

29 Jul 2021

Roads, Transport Policy

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‘Connected Recovery’ — one year on

This report assesses whether there has been progress made in embedding the benefits of distributed working necessitated by the pandemic lockdowns.

23 Jul 2021

Traffic Reduction

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A Just Recovery for Transport?

This discussion paper reflects on pandemic trends in transport, and the differing impacts that this has had on private and public transport use.

21 Jul 2021

Public Transport, Transport & the Economy, Transport Policy, Urban transport

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Open for Business: Gaining business support for transforming city centres

This report sets out how car-free city centres can be designed to better meet the needs and expectations of businesses, and demonstrates how Scottish cities can create sustainable, successful urban centres.

16 Jun 2021

Cars, Streets, Traffic Reduction, Transport & the Economy

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Moving the Vote: Sustainable transport in the party manifestos for the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections

Analysis of sustainable transport policy commitments in the party manifestos for the 2021 Scottish Parliament elections.

26 Apr 2021

Transport Policy

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‘STPR2 Update and Phase 1 Recommendations’ report — response from Transform Scotland

Our response to the Jacobs/Aecom ‘Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) Update and Phase 1 Recommendations' report.

06 Apr 2021

Transport expenditure

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Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Cycling, Walking & Buses — Legacy Report

Legacy report of the Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Cycling, Walking & Buses, which Transform Scotland provided the secretariat function for in Session 5 of the Parliament (2016-21).

25 Mar 2021

Active Travel, Buses, Cycling, Streets, Transport Policy, Walking

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What do transport groups want from the next Scottish Government?

Views from members of the Scottish Parliament's Cross-Party Group on Cycling, Walking & Buses at its final meeting held on 09/03/21.

25 Mar 2021

Active Travel, Buses, Cycling, Streets, Transport Policy, Walking

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Evidence to the UK Parliament Transport Committee on zero emissions vehicles and road pricing

Transform submitted evidence to the UK Parliament Transport Committee on zero emissions vehicles and road pricing.

17 Feb 2021

Cars, Fiscal & Pricing, Roads, Vehicles & Fuels

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Evidence to the Scottish Parliament ECCLR Committee on the Climate Change Plan update

Transform submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee on the Climate Change Plan update.

12 Jan 2021

Climate Change

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Evidence to the Scottish Parliament REC Committee on the Climate Change Plan update

Transform submitted evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee on the Climate Change Plan update.

12 Jan 2021

Climate Change

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Union Connectivity Review consultation response

We submitted our response to the UK Government's consultation on the 'Union Connectivity Review'.

30 Dec 2020

Buses, Ferries, Public Transport, Rail, Roads

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Free bus travel for under 19s consultation response

We submitted our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on 'Free bus travel for under 19s'.

07 Dec 2020

Buses, Public Transport

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Joint Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Transport on the Infrastructure Investment Plan

We submitted a joint letter to Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Michael Matheson on the Infrastructure Investment Plan alongside Paths for All, RSPB Scotland, Sustrans Scotland, & WWF Scotland

24 Nov 2020

Transport expenditure

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