Transport Secretary comments on weekly transport trends data
Commenting on the publication of the transport trends weekly data, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity Michael Matheson said:
“Our latest transport data shows that the majority of people in Scotland are continuing to follow Government guidance and limit travel for essential journeys only. I would once again like to thank everyone who is playing their part to help the NHS, from our public transport workers who continue to keep the country moving to those ensuring they only make necessary trips.
“The week on week average daily trip rate has shown a slight fall to 1.3 trips per day, largely accounted for by a decrease in walking due to the poorer weather conditions. Car use has increased however data shows this is mainly for local trips.
“This week in Parliament I outlined our Transport Transition Plan which advises passengers about when and how to safely access public transport through good hand hygiene, respecting physical distancing, using face coverings and avoiding busier times. While working from home where possible remains the default for now, it is important that businesses and transport users alike familiarise themselves with the guidance as we begin the move to ease lockdown”.