This briefing sets out why Friends of the Earth Scotland supports the workplace parking levy, ahead of the stage two proceedings of the Transport (Scotland) Bill – which has potential to introduce the WPL. The briefing also addresses some of the amendments which have been brought forward, which risk weakening the implementation of the WPL.
The summary of the briefing sets out how FoES believes that the workplace parking levy would contribute to:
- Tackling the public health problems associated with air pollution, and bringing Scotland into compliance with its European legal obligations on air quality
- Reducing carbon emissions from the transport sector, contributing to efforts to tackle climate change
- Generating funding to make Scotland’s transport system more equitable, and work for everyone