Water Taxis? In Glasgow? That’s right, Glasgow City Council is planning to transform the city centre for new ‘transport decision-making’ and offer better quality seating for Parks and event spaces. As many people have been talking about water buses for years, our dreams could finally come true. Locals are called to have a say in the plan, so you can let Glasgow City Council know if you’d like there to be water taxis swiftly transporting you via the gorgeous river banks.
As Glasgow is set to double in population and is continuously expanding as a city, the council are looking for solutions on how to best tackle the ongoing challenges that the public spaces present. Local governments plan to reduce emissions and Glasgow is set to become carbon neutral by 2030. This means water taxis could be beneficial for the reduction of carbon emissions, and the goal for the near future is to reduce private transport emissions during peak times by 30 to 40 per cent.
With this comes plans to improve Glasgow’s public transport as it is, and convert the city’s streets into green spaces or roads for sustainable transport, such as public transport and cycling. Hopefully, this will encourage more people to travel more sustainably, and not to mention, have more fun while sailing away on a water taxi. The concept already work well in other parts of Scotland, so why not bring them to Glasgow.