Transport Secretary comments on weekly transport trends data

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

Travel has increased from an average of 1.8 trips per person per day to 2.2 trips per person per day. This is still lower than the typical average of 2.7 trips per person per day prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Travel remains down across all modes, with the exception of cycling, which has seen a 40% increase compared to this time last year.

“As more businesses begin to open back up, we still need your help to continue managing demand on our public transport network. While operators are working hard to maintain clean and efficient services, let’s continue to leave space on public transport for those that need it most and plan ahead where possible.

“If you can work from home, please continue to do so. Stay local and walk, wheel or cycle for those shorter everyday journeys. If you do need to use public transport, please plan ahead and try to avoid peak times if you can.

“The use of a face covering remains mandatory on public transport – and to keep yourself and others safe, please continue to practice good hand hygiene at all times.”

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.