Transport and Environment Convener Councillor Lesley Macinnes comments on the publication of the 20-year strategy, which envisions a sustainable, inclusive, safe and accessible transport system.
The strategy, which was published by Transport Scotland on Wednesday (5 February), aims to reduce inequalities and take climate action while helping deliver inclusive economic growth and improving health and wellbeing.
Councillor Macinnes highlights the strategy's alignment with the City of Edinburgh Council's City Mobility Plan, a ten-year vision for delivering sustainable. accessible and affordable transport in the Capital, which is currently under consultation.
She said: “We welcome this Scottish Government strategy, which fits well with our own draft City Mobility Plan that we’re currently consulting on with Edinburgh residents. It’s vital that strategies for transport and placemaking at a local and a national level prioritise tackling climate change, improving sustainability and promoting active travel and public transport over travel by private car so that we can safeguard the health and wellbeing of our people and our places. Making changes to how we travel is sometimes difficult but can deliver real change to our health, as individuals and as a society.”
Find out more about the National Transport Strategy on Transport Scotland's website.
A major, eight-week consultation on Edinburgh's City Mobility Plan is currently underway. Take part and find out more about a series of drop-in events where you can meet the project team on the Council website.