Economics & benefits

Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP)


Transport Scotland

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The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) initiative.
Seven communities across Scotland undertook pilot schemes between 2008 and 2012 - you can read about these here. The results showed that changes in travel habits are possible.

Key statistics

Modal share
for walking increased between 0.3% and 21% points in Smarter Choices towns over four years of behaviour change, against a background increase of 1.6% points (SCSP 2013)
postively contributes to health, community cohesion and quality of life (SCSP 2013)
The Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (SCSP) initiative was developed to encourage more people to reduce their car use in favour of more sustainable alternatives such as walking, cycling and public transport. This supports many Scottish Government policies, including the Active Travel Vision, the Climate Change Plan and Cleaner Air for Scotland. SCSP is the Scottish Government's key travel behaviour change programme. SCSP was rolled out across Scotland in 2015/16, in partnership with local authorities.

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