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Glasgow's physical distancing initiative receives funding boost from Sustrans

Glasgow's physical distancing initiative receives funding boost from Sustrans

The city has been awarded £3.5m from Sustrans Scotland, which it will put towards temporary travel infrastructure to support safe distancing to help stifle the spread of Covid-19.

Glasgow acts to counter economic and social impact of flooding to homes

Glasgow acts to counter economic and social impact of flooding to homes

The Scottish city is launching a project designed to better manage rainwater in the Drumchapel area, as well as improve greenspace and protect waterways from pollution.

TerraGo and Urban Control partner for intelligent street lighting

TerraGo and Urban Control partner for intelligent street lighting

The official partnership comes after a series of successful collaborations in the UK with the City of London, City of Glasgow, London Borough of Brent and City of Westminster.

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.