Analysis: The workplace parking levy is well meaning - but is it well thought through?
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray takes a look at the Workplace Parking Levy, a rushed policy supposed to be about fairness and sustainability but which could anger low-income earners
THE Scottish right-wing press think they have found an issue which they can really hurt the SNP with.
The Daily Mail is running daily front pages on the workplace car levy, claiming that “the great car park tax revolt” is underway.
Proposals to transform Edinburgh's local transport system could make it 'among the greatest cities in Europe', environmentalists say
Plans to prioritise walking and cycling could put Edinburgh “amongst the greatest cities in Europe,” say Friends of the Earth Scotland
PROPOSALS under consideration to radically transform the transport system of Edinburgh have been welcomed by environmentalists and the Scottish Greens.
Claudia Beamish MSP: It's long past time for urgency on tackling air pollution in Scotland
Claudia Beamish, Labour South of Scotland MSP, argues that the resignation of two experts from the Scottish Government Clean Air Strategy Group should be a wake up call on air pollution
IT CAN sometimes take a resignation – or two – to throw things into sharp focus.
Scotland's first Low Emission Zone slammed as 'no ambition zone'
The new proposals for Glasgow have been labelled a 'no ambition zone' by Friends of the Earth Scotland
GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL has published proposals to introduce a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Glasgow, but campaigners have criticised the proposals which will only crack down on bus pollution in the initial phase.
Announced earlier in 2018, the city centre zone will come into effect at midnight on 1 January 2019, with bus companies expected to use government funding to ensure their vehicles are compliant with emissions targets.
.@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.
Edinburgh progressive alliance backs action to reduce toxic air pollution
New Tory councillors oppose clean air action in first Edinburgh council policy vote
NEW COUNCILLORS in Scotland’s capital hit the ground running after overwhelmingly passing a motion to seek a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) to reduce city pollution levels.
The urgent motion, brought forward for the first post-election full meeting of the council today (Thursday 18 May) by Scottish Green Chas Booth, sought a cross-party coalition to move forward with plans for Scotland’s first LEZ.
“Improving air quality is a social justice issue”, public health experts say
Experts and campaigners say Low Emission Zones must be part of wider strategy to address air pollution “health crisis”
A SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT consultation on Low Emission Zones closed this week, and environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth (FOE) Scotland have been joined by Health Protection Scotland and Glasgow Centre for Population Health in backing the policy as part of a broader, comprehensive approach to reducing air pollution.
Charities hold SNP and Green councillors to 'green pledges' as new era dawns in Glasgow
Glasgow could be on track to welcome Scotland's first Low Emission Zone, after voters elected a clear majority of councillors in favour
SCOTLAND’S ENVIRONMENTAL CHARITIES have called on both SNP and Scottish Green councillors elected to Glasgow’s city council to fulfil their manifesto promises for making the city Scotland’s first ‘Low Emission Zone’ (LEZ).
News in 5 Minutes: Liberal Democrats proclaim by-election victory over hard brexit, major world cities gear up for diesel ban, and the end of Goldsmiths career
CommonSpace brings you the news so you don’t have to go looking for it
TODAY’S INSTALMENT (2 December) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes the Liberal Democrat’s victory over hard brexit, the world cities banning diesel and the end of a promising career.
Politics: Lib Dems oust Zac Goldsmith over “hard Brexit”