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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01372: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 18 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the research by Sustrans, which suggests that around one million people in Scotland live in areas at risk of transport poverty.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 October 2017

Transport poverty is not acceptable in Scotland, which is why we invest over £1 billion annually in public and sustainable transport. We will take account of Sustrans research in our current review of the National Transport Strategy. In the Programme for Government, we have already announced our intention to double our annual spend on active travel to £80m per annum.