Compare the congested street scene in Edinburgh (left) with Bern (right).
Bus deregulation makes it difficult to plan transport in Scottish town and city centres to cut congestion and pollution.
Scotland’s capital city centre.
Traffic chokes Princes Street.
People are crowded onto pavements.
Switzerland’s capital city centre.
Pleasant environment for people,
with extensive tram and train networks
Local bus services in rural areas have been in decline, with car travel becoming predominant. Combining the needs for local travel for shopping, employment and entertainment with other services including school and hospital bus services helps where this is practical. Development of leisure travel by bus is an opportunity in many areas.
SAPT believes that transport integration, including co-
Development of leisure traffic (“bus, boot and bike” on Loch Lomondside, left) is a boost to tourism and helps cut car traffic.
Full bus/train co-
A Tale of Two Cities
High quality, co-