Edinburgh tops index for ease of travel

Edinburgh has held on to the top spot for ease of local travel in the UK for the third year in a row, according to a national survey.

The capital ranked number one in the Easy Travel Index, which explores how people view their transport and travel, its accessibility and their desires for the future.

Edinburgh’s success was largely attributed to strong integrated networks, providing stable bus and tram services, competitive prices and easy-to-use ticketing.

Transport and Environment Convener, Councillor Lesley Macinnes, said: “This is extremely welcome news. That we have once again topped the national list for ease of local travel is testament to the quality of our award-winning public transport system and demonstrates the value of investing in improved transport links across the city.

“In the coming years we will see a range of projects unfold which will enhance both public transport possibilities and walking and cycling facilities, from the Central Edinburgh Transformation project to the City Centre West to East Cycle Link, and I am confident that this will help make getting from A to B even more effortless. The more people who choose to leave their car behind and, where possible, walk, cycle and use public transport, the better the city will function, now and in the future.”

Find out more about the Easy Travel Index online.

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