Traffic Reduction commitments in Scotland & Edinburgh

21feb7:30 pm9:30 pmVirtual EventTraffic Reduction commitments in Scotland & Edinburgh OrganiserSpokes7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & Talks

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The Scottish Government has made a remarkable “commitment” to reducing car-kilometres by 20% over the 2019 pre-covid figures, by year 2030 – primarily as a response to the climate crisis, although with many additional side-benefits for public health and community. Edinburgh City Council has followed this up with a 30% ambition – albeit a “target” rather than a commitment.

Our online public meeting on Monday 21 February brings together Scottish Government Minister Patrick Harvie MSP, responsible for active travel policies and Cllr Lesley Macinnes, the City’s Transport Convener, to explain, debate and be challenged on the route to achieving these very tough ambitions.

Dr Caroline Brown, member of Spokes and of the Transform Scotland policy forum, will critique the government and council approaches; and this will be followed by our usual hour of debate between the panel members, prompted by your questions. The QA/debate will be chaired by Dr Sam Gardner, head of the Edinburgh Climate Commission.

Register (free) for the meeting here. Register now, in advance, so that you don’t miss the start of the meeting.



(Monday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT+00:00)