Thousands sign Glasgow petition for London-style transport


Thousands of angry Glaswegians have signed up to a petition calling for improvements to the local transport system that would help bring Scotland’s largest city into line with London.

Created by 38 Degrees and launched just days ago as part of the Get Glasgow Moving campaign group, the petition has close to 3,000 signatures already and calls for a range of improvements including London-style ticketing and a ‘publicly owned bus company for the city.


The petition states: ‘Most people in Glasgow rely on public transport to get around (only 49% of households have cars), yet our public transport network is a total mess.

‘Bickering between political parties is letting Glasgow down. We are decades behind other cities in providing affordable and sustainable transport.’

It calls for:

  • a publicly-owned bus company for Glasgow
  • affordable, integrated ticketing with a city-wide smartcard
  • bike-hire stations across the city
  • a publicly-owned Transport Authority for Glasgow
  • a coordinated, long-term vision and investment in the city’s transport needs

The group added: ‘Investing in public transport is essential for expanding our city’s economy, addressing inequality and social isolation, reducing toxic levels of air pollution, and tackling climate change.’

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