Friends of the Earth Scotland welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Executive’s transport strategy ahead of the Executive debate this week. In particular we welcome the commitment set out in the SNP manifesto to tackle congestion through investment in railways, additional park and ride schemes and innovative solutions such as increased home working. However, we believe that if congestion and pollution are to be tackled, demand management measures need to be considered as part of a broader package of investment in cycling, walking and public transport.

Transport and Environmental Justice briefing paper