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:
“This week’s transport data shows the average daily trip rate has fallen slightly to 1.6 trips per day, which is largely accounted for by a decrease in walking due to the poorer weather conditions. Overall travel demand across all modes is higher compared to before we entered Phase 1 of easing of the lockdown restrictions.
“We have to do everything we can to minimise the risk of this virus spreading and so are asking people to only travel if essential, and to walk, wheel and cycle where possible. If you have to use public transport it is important that you wear a face covering and continue to apply the two metres of physical distancing from others where possible.
“I would like to thank everyone who is following the Government guidance and playing their part to help the NHS, from our public transport workers who continue to keep the country to those ensuring they only make necessary trips.”
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 at www.bit.ly/2VPuo31.