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Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

Edinburgh sets out bold vision for 2030 mobility

The 10-year draft plan aims to respond to the city’s evolving demands as well as reinforce the Council’s ambition of making the Scottish capital carbon-neutral by 2030.

Glasgow increases proportion of low-emission bus journeys

Glasgow increases proportion of low-emission bus journeys

At least 40 per cent of bus journeys through the city centre will now be made by buses that meet the city’s low emission zone standards.

Glasgow aims to phase out single-use plastics by 2022

Glasgow aims to phase out single-use plastics by 2022

The Council’s Plastics Reduction Strategy has set out a 24-point action plan for preventing and reducing the amount of plastic used and then disposed of in the Scottish city.

Edinburgh and Glasgow IoT coverage approaches 100 per cent

Edinburgh and Glasgow IoT coverage approaches 100 per cent

Boston Networks claims that by the end of November, over 30 per cent of businesses, six local authorities and almost 1.4 million people will have access to affordable IoT connectivity across Scotland.

Where does micro-mobility have most potential?

Where does micro-mobility have most potential?

The high proportion of short-distance trips – independent of a city’s density or public transit network – highlights the universal potential for shared scooters and bikes in a new report.

Glasgow unveils high-tech tower blocks

Glasgow unveils high-tech tower blocks

A public-private project has equipped the 20-storey building in the Scottish city with IoT technology, free fibre-optic broadband and will provide digital inclusion classes.

Glasgow trials car free zones outside of schools

Glasgow trials car free zones outside of schools

Schools chosen for the pilot have a history of complaints and concerns from parent councils, community council and elected members about pupil safety on the school run.

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Seventy cities were judged on 24 criteria across the four categories of environment and urbanisation, family and society, experience and economics.

Itron announces smart city challenge winners

Itron announces smart city challenge winners

IoT solution providers were invited to compete for the chance to work with Glasgow and London to deploy breakthrough solutions to address specific challenges.

Glasgow bids to become UK's first net zero city

Glasgow bids to become UK's first net zero city

The city council and ScottishPower say they will work together towards achieving net zero carbon emissions ahead of Scotland’s 2045 nationwide target.