Whilst travel is restricted during Scotland’s lockdown, we still need to consider the wider impact of different types of travel on the environment.
We should get back on public transport only when coronavirus travel restrictions ease. And there are a great many reasons why. First and foremost, more people using public transport decreases the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that enter the atmosphere, helping tackle climate change and getting Scotland closer to its target of net zero emissions.
Net zero means the amount of greenhouse gas emissions we put into the atmosphere and the amount we’re able to take out will add up to zero.
Find out more about current coronavirus travel rules and restrictions
Consider your transport choices and your need to travel on a daily basis. Try to leave the car at home for your journeys when you can, for example when traveling to work or school, and use public transport, or walk, wheel or cycle instead. Replacing car journeys with public transport can help reduce CO2 emissions by 42% if using the bus and 73% if using the train. It all helps with creating a cleaner, greener Scotland.
Replacing car journeys with public transport can help reduce CO2 emissions if using the bus
Take Action Starting Now
To achieve net zero by 2045, we must take action now. Start here to find ways that you can make changes in your life at home and on the go.