This document sets out a number of Friends of the Earth Scotland’s proposals for achieving the kind of transport system Scotland needs to tackle climate change, and reduce the health impacts of pollution. While not a definitive list, these are tangible changes that politicians in Scotland can, and should, make in the near-term.

We recommend that our politicians should:

  • Legislate for an end date for the sale of fossil fuel vehicles in Scotland of 2030, backed up by supporting measures.
  • Increase the active travel budget year-on-year, while reducing spend on new roads.
  • Take a cross-party approach to improving transport, instead of making politicised attacks on proposals which reduce car use.