Transport Secretary comments on weekly transport trends data
Commenting on the publication of Transport Scotland weekly transport trends weekly data, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said:
“Travel is now at an average of 2.3 trips per person per day, which is the highest recorded average trip rate since lockdown. This still remains lower than the typical average of 2.7 trips per person per day before COVID-19. Travel remains down across all modes with the exception of cycling, which is welcome news.
“We all expect that the trip rate will continue to increase in future weeks as schools return and more businesses continue to open back up. To help manage demand on public transport it remains important that we all think about the reasons why and how we travel.
“Please continue to work from home if you can. Stay local and walk, wheel or cycle for those local trips where possible. If you do need to use public transport, please plan ahead and try to avoid peak times.
“Let’s leave space on public transport for those that need it most, practice good hand hygiene and remember that face coverings are now mandatory on public transport in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19.”
Advice on how to travel safely is available on the Transport Scotland website.
Full COVID-19 transport trend data and methodology is available on the Transport Scotland website.