|Clean Cities Ranking Feb 22||Cities hold the key to leading Europe towards healthy and climate-friendly mobility. Not only do almost 3 in 4 Europeans live in urban areas8, mobility in cities is also responsible for 23% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions from transport – the only sector that has seen its emissions rise since 1990.9 Many urban areas also remain hotspots of toxic air pollution, with EU air quality limits still being breached in more than 100 cities across the continent||Centre for Cities|
|Building Car Dependency Feb 22 ||We very much wanted to see
new development pinned
on trams and light rail as we
had seen in other parts of
Europe. However, we were
disappointed to find that none
of the large-scale housing
developments outside our very
largest metropolitan areas
were close to a tram or light rail network. A
number of areas are becoming urbanised and seeing
a very large amount of development. Here there is
a real opportunity for new light rail networks using
new technologies, integrated with modern buses at||Political Reports|
|Clyde Metro Proposals Jan 2022||Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of the Glasgow City Region cabinet said the development was “a major step forward in our commitment to creating a modern, sustainable, integrated public transport system for the city of Glasgow and its surrounding metropolitan region”.
She added: “Metro will be transformational - reducing social and economic inequalities, delivering on economic growth, better connecting outlying and poorly served communities and incentivising large-scale modal shift from private car to public transport
||Glasgow and District|
|Scottish Government NTS 2||Ministerial Foreword
In February of this year I set out Scotland’s new National
Transport Strategy (NTS2). This Delivery Plan brings
together for the first time the actions across Scottish
Government to support delivery of the Strategy to help to realise our vision for transport and support the transformation to more sustainable options. It sets out the actions we will take over the next couple of years, as part of delivering on our 20 year vision we committed to in our Strategy – to deliver a transport system that is sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible.||Scottish National Strategy Feb 2022|
|Presentation: Let Glasgow Flourish Mar 21||There is no alternative to having a 21st century integrated, accessible and sustainable public transport system with a tram network as a major component - needed to deal with pollution, congestion and inefficient travel patterns and encourage active, healthy travel.
•Brings more measurable benefits to passengers including cleaner air, improved connectivity, regeneration, employment opportunities etc, achieving wider economic and social objectives of regeneration, employment, inclusion, and accessibility in the communities served Trams to assist in Local Climate where the rails are located||Glasgow and District|
|Pollution: Buses, A modern myth Jan 2022||Today 2021, buses carry about 5bn passengers a year or 7% of all trips made in Britain, compared to 1.4bn by rail (1.7%). When car ownership was much lower, until the 1960’s most people in towns only had the choice of walking or cycling instead of buses or trams. Municipal operators saw buses as a low cost replacement for trams wearing out and for which no financial contingency had been made. Bus use peaked in 1955 at about 15bn trips pa (London had 5bn), although there were still tramways in Aberdeen, Blackpool, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, and Sheffield. ||Pollution|
|Presentation; Urbanism||The Academy of Urbanism is a politically independent,
not-for-profit organisation that brings together both the
current and next generation of urban leaders, thinkers
We embrace city management and policy making, academic research and teaching, development planning and design, community leadership and urban change-making, arts and cultural development, infrastructure and engineering, property law and management, politics and media.||Media|
|Media: Light Rail Analysis Jan 21||An analysis of Light Rail
CLIVE KESSELL of Light Rail MALCOLM DOBELL
The term light rail covers many facets. To many, it means a tram system or a network such as Docklands Light Railway, but in fact it covers much more and will even impact on traditional heavy rail.
|CPPG:Scotland Inaugural Minutes||The chair noted that this initial meeting had been convened in order to establish a new CPG in Session 6. The invitation to join had been issued to all MSPs as well as members of the
Session 5 CPGs on Rail and on Cycling, Walking & Buses. The new CPG still has to be approved by the Parliament, but he was confident that it would be confirmed. The chair was
keen that this should not be a ‘talking shop’ as there was considerable concern about lack of progress in previous groups.
The chair proposed the following Purpose for the CPG:
“To raise the profile of sustainable transport, with a particular focus on cross-modal issues, within the Scottish Parliament, and to promote policies and priorities relating to sustainable
transport.”||Cppg Sustainable Transport|
|CPPG:Scotland Inaugural Minutes||Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Sustainable Transport
Transform Scotland provides the secretariat for the Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Sustainable Transport.
The purpose of this group is ‘to raise the profile of sustainable transport’, with a particular focus on cross-modal issues, within the Scottish Parliament, and to promote policies and priorities relating to sustainable transport.
||Cppg Sustainable Transport|