Evaluate how to reduce the use of cars and keep emissions low once lockdown is relaxed / lifted

During lockdown traffic on the roads has greatly reduced. Emissions are lower, air quality has greatly improved and people have been motivated to walk or cycle for exercise.

This would be the ideal time to look at how the country can safely reduce traffic and pollution on a permanent basis.

Reduce traffic in cities by limiting the number of cars / vans via a permit system. Reduce parking spaces or use a booking system to limit the number of cars at beaches / tourist attractions and Improve public transport for out of city journeys so that people don’t have to go for a drive to reach beauty spots.

Provide safe public transport with less passengers to allow social distancing and provide sanitiser on all transport.

Why the contribution is important

We have an amazing opportunity to improve our environment and study the improvements that have happened during this very difficult time.
We should not go back to the way things were, we should try and continue to improve.

by deltakc on May 05, 2020 at 04:13PM

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  • Posted by Interfaithscotland May 05, 2020 at 18:47

    It is vital that we do this for the sake of our planet and our health
  • Posted by JMB May 09, 2020 at 16:22

    I’m not sure the Tourism industry ( big business in Scotland) would want to see parking reduced at attractions.
    But we should definitely look at the options for home working and virtual meetings to continue to reduce some unnecessary travel to work.
  • Posted by AMMAC May 11, 2020 at 12:41

    Totally disagree with this.
    We need to allow increased car use to allow people to travel to work safely. This should also mean reduced parking restrictions. It is doubtful that there is anybody, at the moment, who wants to use public transport and that is likely to continue for some time. The bits of the tourist industry that are able to reopen such as beaches, parks and possibly some museums do not need any further disincentives for visitors.
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