Motion S5M-07786: World Car Free Day 2017

20 Sep 2017

That the Parliament welcomes World Car Free Day 2017, which will be marked on 22 September; understands that the event, which was first held in the UK in 1997, promotes public transport, cycling and walking and encourages the development of communities in which jobs are closer to home and shopping is within walking distance; understands that many organisations across Scotland will be celebrating the day, including the Parliament and Government, with the Parliament’s car park being closed to everyone except people with a specific access need; believes that an increased uptake of public transport is good for society as a whole, and hopes that members can lead by example and aim not to use a car on the day.