Transport Secretary comments on weekly transport trends data

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Commenting on the publication of the transport trends weekly data, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure & Connectivity Michael Matheson said:

“The latest figures show that travel behaviour remains similar to last week. On average people are making 1.8 trips per person per day. This compares to a typical average of 2.7 trips per person per day. Travel remains down across all modes apart from cycling which is higher compared to last year.

“Even though more businesses begin to open, in order to help manage demand on public transport and to keep people safe, our guidance on transport remains the same.

“If you can work from home, please continue to do so. Stay local and walk, wheel or cycle where you can. If you do need to use public transport, please plan ahead and try to avoid peak times where that is possible. Let’s try to leave space on public transport for those that need it most – but know that operators are working tirelessly with enhanced cleaning measures to keep Scotland moving, and I thank them for all their hard work.

“It is still vitally important  to practice good hand and respiratory hygiene and if you are using public transport, please remember that the use of a face covering is now mandatory.

“Thank you to everyone who continues to follow our transport guidance. You are helping to keep the country moving and helping to 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.