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Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: delivery plan

A plan setting out timelines, milestones and responsible organisations for delivering the actions in Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: towards a better place for everyone.

Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: delivery plan
Transport

Transport

Priority Actions Delivery Organisation (Lead) Delivery Organisation(s) (Support) Short Term Medium Term Long Term
Low Emissions Zones Transport Scotland will work with local authorities and SEPA to introduce LEZs into Scotland's four largest cities Transport Scotland Local Authorities    
Low Emissions Zones Transport Scotland will provide financial support to businesses and individuals most affected by the implementation of LEZs through schemes such as the LEZ Support Fund and Scottish Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit (BEAR) Fund . Transport Scotland N/A    
Low Emissions Zones SEPA working with local authorities and Transport Scotland will provide updates on the performance of the LEZs and continue to update the LEZ models to reflect changes associated with projects such as Spaces for People fund. SEPA Transport Scotland    
Low Emissions Zones Local authorities working with Transport Scotland and SEPA will look at opportunities to promote zero-carbon city centers within the existing LEZs structure. Local Authorities Transport Scotland/ SEPA    
Avoiding Unnecessary Travel Transport Scotland will encourage all Scottish employers to apply the Acas homeworking principles (where possible) within their Carbon Management Plans. Transport Scotland N/A    
Avoiding Unnecessary Travel Public bodies will be exemplars in adopting this way of working, and should incorporate travel from employee commute as part of their corporate carbon footprint and will report these emissions via their public bodies duties reporting. Transport Scotland Public bodies    
Active Travel Transport Scotland will work with local authorities and delivery partners to make temporary active travel infrastructure, delivered under the Space for People fund during the COVID-19 outbreak, permanent in the medium to longer term. Where appropriate and with due process, for example, in taking account of the implications for disabled people Transport Scotland Local Authorities    
Active Travel Transport Scotland will work with local authorities and active travel partners to provide funding for permanent active travel infrastructure and behavioural change programmes, through grant funded programmes in line with the National Transport Strategy (NTS) Sustainable Travel Hierarchy and the Sustainable Investment Hierarchy and where the projects are clearly aligned to the active travel outcomes framework. Transport Scotland Local Authorities    
Active Travel Transport Scotland will work collaboratively with partners to deliver our Active Travel vision of enabling walking, cycling and wheeling to be the most popular mode of travel for short, everyday journeys in our towns and cities. Transport Scotland N/A    
Buses Transport Scotland will manage the Bus Partnership Fund to support local authorities to establish bus priority infrastructure and adapt the trunk road network to prioritise high occupancy vehicles. Transport Scotland N/A    
Buses Transport Scotland will support fleet renewal toward the purchase of new ultra-low and zero emission buses in tandem with preparing/retrofitting the applicable existing mid-life bus and coach fleet for LEZ compliance. Scottish Government will continue to support battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell buses through subsidy schemes, investing £120 million over 5 years from 2021/22 Transport Scotland N/A    
Taxi's Transport Scotland will continue to support cleaner taxis through provision of LEZ support funding. Transport Scotland N/A    
Taxi's Transport Scotland will ensure that taxi operations are incorporated into the drafting of 'LEZ Guidance', with cross reference to the 'Taxi and Private Hire Car Licensing' guidance Transport Scotland N/A    
Taxi's Transport Scotland will explore the merits of a national taxi and private hire licencing database in terms of supporting the LEZ enforcement regime. Transport Scotland N/A    
Rail Transport Scotland will ensure that the RSSB Air Quality Strategic Framework recommendations are supported and delivered where practicable in Scotland. Transport Scotland N/A    
Zero Tailpipe Emissions Transport Scotland will engage extensively on future financing and delivery models to support growth in the public electric vehicle charging, including ChargePlace Scotland. Transport Scotland N/A    
Zero Tailpipe Emissions Transport Scotland working with Scottish Procurement and Scottish Futures Trust will work across the public sector to accelerate the decarbonisation of vehicle fleets by establishing innovative ways to invest in zero emission vehicles at scale across the public sector, whilst maximising opportunities to leverage commercial investment through aggregated demand for new products, vehicles and infrastructure Transport Scotland Scottish Procurement/ Scottish Futures Trust    
Zero Tailpipe Emissions Transport Scotland will continue to support the uptake of zero emission vehicles by supporting local authorities to bring forward innovative projects to incentivise battery electric and hydrogen vehicles, including through Switched on Towns and Cities programme and the Scottish Cities Alliance Transport Scotland N/A    
Lower Carbon Fuels Transport Scotland will work to more fully understand the role of non-electrification routes to decarbonising transport – to lead to a better-defined wider policy position that complements existing electrification work streams. We will explore alternative fuels' potential to power certain vehicle types in the short, medium and long term, whilst still contributing to Scotland's statutory climate change targets. Transport Scotland N/A    
Freight Transport Scotland will collaborate and engage with the freight industry and retailers to explore the options for, and the associated logistics of, 'last/first mile' delivery approaches. Transport Scotland Industry    
Freight Transport Scotland will collaborate with the private sector to identify effective pragmatic solutions on the uptake of zero and ultra low emission vehicles Transport Scotland Private Sector    
Trunk Road Network and Demand Management Transport Scotland with support from SEPA and local authorities will work to revoke all Air Quality Management Areas where trunk roads are the primary contributor to air pollutants Transport Scotland Local Authorities/SEPA    
Trunk Road Network and Demand Management Transport Scotland with support from SEPA will ensure that all trunk will comply with European air quality Iimit values Transport Scotland SEPA    
Trunk Road Network and Demand Management Transport Scotland with support from local authorities will explore how we can reallocate road space to cycling and pedestrians following learning from COVID-19 Spaces for People programme Transport Scotland Local Authorities    
Workplace Parking Charges Transport Scotland will take forward a policy consultation in advance of drafting Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) regulations, and thereafter, take forward the regulations required to support the WPL provisions in the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 which require commencement and supporting regulations. Transport Scotland N/A    
Vehicle Disposal Schemes Transport Scotland will deliver a vehicle disposal programme in Scotland that is founded on the principle of emissions reduction. Transport Scotland N/A    

Contact

Email: andrew.taylor2@gov.scot