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Car Free Day: Campaigners call for action

Environmental campaigners say that all councils in Scotland should be working to reduce the numbers of cars on the road, as people across the country celebrate Car Free Day. Today…

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Programme for Government 2022-23 reaction

Commenting on the Scottish Programme for Government, Friends of the Earth Scotland’s head of campaigns Mary Church said: “There is a welcome recognition in the Programme for Government that the…

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New report shows link between air pollution and dementia

Campaigners say bold action to limit traffic is needed as a new report showing the links between air pollution and dementia is released.

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Climate emissions drop due to pandemic restrictions

The drop in greenhouse gas emissions in 2020, published by the Scottish Government today (7 June 2022), was due to reduced car traffic during lockdown, say campaigners. The statistics, which…

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Young cyclists take to their bikes to demand safer streets

Almost 500 young cyclists in Edinburgh and Inverness took to the streets this weekend to demand action is taken to make the streets safer for cycling.  The events, run by…

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Pandemic era sees huge rise in cycling, stats show

Official figures document the rise in cycling during the pandemic and the huge public handouts to bus companies.

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Scotland breached legal air quality limits in 2021 after a historic low in 2020 due to the pandemic. Hope Street in Glasgow recorded an annual average above the legal limit…

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Edinburgh Council confirms disappointing Low Emission Zone

Environmental campaigners have criticised City of Edinburgh Council’s Low Emission Zone which was formally passed by the council today (27 January). The Low Emission Zone was initially planned to be…

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Scottish Government route map for reducing car use lack any new measures

Environmental campaigners have slated the route map to reduce car use , calling it nothing more than a “rehash of existing policies”. 

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