A route map to achieve a 20% reduction in car kilometres by 2030

Organisation: Transport Scotland
Date of Publication: January 2022
Uploaded to Knowledge Centre: 19 January 2022

The Scottish Government has published its route map outlining steps needed to reduce car kilometres travelled by 20% by 2030.

The target was set out in the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Plan Update (CCPu), published in December 2020.

The route map sets out a range of sustainable travel behaviours grouped into four categories:

  • travel less: use online options where appropriate
  • stay local: chose a more local destination to meet your needs
  • switch mode: to walk, wheel, cycle, or use public transport where possible
  • combine a journey: where the other options are not feasible

Additionally, research will be commissioned to explore equitable options for demand management to discourage car use, to enable the development of a new Framework for Car Demand Management by 2025.

Access the route map via the Transport Scotland website: