National Transport Strategy: Promotes Equality

This is an excerpt from Scotland's draft National Transport Strategyproviding an overview of one of the four priorities of NTS2. 

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Everyone in Scotland will share in the benefits of a modern and accessible transport system.

Transport plays an important part in delivering the fully inclusive society we want – outcomes are as important as opportunities. While we promote equality, our actions will simultaneously tackle inequalities and help reduce poverty, in particular child poverty.

Our transport system:

  • Will provide fair access to services we need: we have a duty to advance equality of opportunity and outcome, including the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We will ensure that our most disadvantaged communities and individuals have fair access to the transport services they need. The transport system will enable everyone to access a wide range of facilities and services.
  • Will be easy to use for all: people have different needs and capabilities. Our transport system will recognise these and work to ensure that everyone can use the system with as little effort as possible.
  • Will be affordable for all: people have different incomes and our transport system will not exclude people from mobility by making it unaffordable. We will target action to deliver the Strategy towards those needing most help.

    View more National Transport Strategy priorities: 
  • Takes Climate Action
  • Helps our economy prosper
  • Improves our health and wellbeing