Transport Secretary comments on weekly transport trends data
Commenting on the publication of the weekly transport trends data, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said:
“On average people are typically continuing to make 1.8 trips per person per day in comparison to the typical average of 2.7 trips per person per day before COVID-19. Travel remains down across all modes, despite more of our economy opening back up, and so thank you to everyone who continues to follow our transport guidance. Collectively, we are helping to keep the country moving and helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“If you can work from home, please continue to do so. Stay local and walk, wheel or cycle where you can. The £30 million Spaces for People initiative is helping local authorities to deliver pop-up walking and cycling infrastructure across the country. If you do need to use public transport, please plan ahead and try to avoid peak times where that is possible.
“Please remember that the use of a face covering is now mandatory on public transport. To protect yourself and others it is as important as ever to practice good hand and respiratory hygiene.”
“If you need to use public transport, know that it is there for you and with enhanced cleaning measures in place – but I would ask everyone to think about how and when they travel, so that we can leave space on public transport for those that need it most.”
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.