Help stop new road-building in Scotland. Transport is the biggest source of climate emissions in Scotland, yet the governments continue to pour money into destructive new road schemes. We will campaign to switch investment to low-carbon infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport instead.
Despite the climate emergency, Scottish transport spending remains massively skewed towards high-carbon road-building. The Scottish Government intends to double spending on new roads to £7 billion over the next decade, while local authorities are proposing a host of damaging new schemes. Meanwhile, investment in lowcarbon infrastructure for safe cycling routes, pedestrian-friendly streets and public transport still lags far behind. High-carbon spending today will lock in car use for decades — it’s essential to shift Scotland’s priorities today.
Help us campaign to stop road-building and switch investment to low-carbon infrastructure for walking, cycling and public transport, targeting proposals for damaging road projects such as: • Sheriffhall Roundabout in Edinburgh (£116 million) • Cross Tay Link Road in Perth (£120 million) • further dualling of the A9 and A96 (total £6 billion). Following the local authority elections on 5 May, we will scrutinise road-building budgets of the new administrations to uncover which are prioritising sustainable transport, and which still have their heads firmly stuck in the sand.