.@ScotGov urged to take stronger action on air pollution and active travel
Scottish Parliament environment committee report calls for a review of Scotland’s air quality strategy
A REPORT published on Wednesday (28 February) by the Scottish Parliament’s environment, climate change and land reform committee has said the Scottish Government must review and detail its plans for ensuring air pollution targets are achieved.
.@FoEScot warn that Scotland is motoring towards more air pollution
Record car journeys and static active travel raises health fears
A FAILURE to change Scotland's modes of transport is contributing to high toxic pollution and an unhealthy society, according to environmental campaigners.
Friends of the Earth Scotland have raised concerns over the latest transportation statistics, which found a record 44.8bn km of road travel in 2014 - enough to travel round the earth over one million times.
Ian Dunn: Oh helmet, where art thou?
A shocking accident has Commonspace columnist Ian Dunn pondering the safety of selfishness
A TRUCK hit my brother, Michael, last week. He was cycling up a steep hill in rural Wales, slowly. A mid size white lorry rumbled up behind him.
"I remembering thinking, 'He's very close," he said. "'He's really close, he's hit me!'"
The driver never saw him. He was lucky. A doctor was walking his dog 10 feet away and the first car that stopped contained two nurses.
Ian Dunn: First Minister, get on your bike!
Commonspace columnist Ian Dunn argues that if Scotland is to embrace cycling, Nicola Sturgeon should lead by example
ALMOST every morning I get up, leave the house and scare the breakfast out of myself.
As one of the two per cent of Glaswegians who usually cycles to work, my commute is filled with wheezes, gasps and the occasional expletive as buses and cars get a little bit too close for comfort.