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Webinar: Reducing Car Travel, Thursday 28 April 2022, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Join Disability Equality Scotland and Transport Scotland on Thursday 28 April 2022, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm as we host a webinar discussing the Scottish Government’s strategy to reduce car kilometres, and the needs of disabled people in supporting a national reduction in car travel.

In January 2022, Transport Scotland published a draft route map to achieve a 20% reduction in car kilometres by 2030The route map features four key behaviours that Transport Scotland want everyone in Scotland to consider when planning journeys:

  • make use of online options to reduce your need to travel;
  • choose local destinations to reduce the distance you travel;
  • switch to walking, wheeling, cycling or public transport where possible; and
  • combine a trip or share a journey to reduce the number of individual car trips you make, if car remains the only feasible option.

Through our Weekly Poll, respondents shared their thoughts on the strategy and discussed the barriers that disabled people face in following these behaviours to reduce their car travel, including inaccessible public transport and environments. You can read our summary report of this Weekly Poll here.

During this interactive webinar, we will be joined by representatives from Transport Scotland to discuss the points raised by our members and how disabled people can be empowered to support a national reduction in car use, including reducing their personal car use where possible. The findings from our discussions will feed into Transport Scotland’s public consultation for the route map.

Download the agenda in the Easy Read format: Easy Read Reducing Car Use Agenda 

Register to attend the webinar:

Feel free to submit questions to us in advance via the registration form or by emailing Alternatively, you can ask them live during the session via the chat box.

This webinar will be supported by live captioning, as well as a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. For information on Zoom’s accessibility features, as well as guidance on how to interact using Zoom Meetings, please visit our website on look forward to welcoming you on the day!

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