Prof Adrian Davis has co-authored a paper with Bruce Whyte from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, ‘Making the shift to sustainable transport in Scotland.’ At a 2019 workshop on the co-benefits of active travel, attendees noted that sustainable transport is augmented by co-benefits of active travel itself through improvements in air quality, safety, and benefits across other sectors. Setting this in the context of the climate emergency can be a lever for changing how we travel and climate change targets will fundamentally change how all organisations operate. The changes necessitated by COVID-19 provide further impetus to adapt how we work, to reduce the necessity to travel and to use less carbon intensive forms of travel. The Spaces for People programme funding temporary active travel infrastructure in Scotland is a good example of what can be achieved in a short space of time.
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