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MORE than one million Scots are at risk of transport poverty

MORE than one million Scots are at risk of transport poverty, which would leave them without access to essential services or work, a study has shown.

A study by sustainable transport charity Sustrans Scotland found that up to 20 per cent of neighbourhoods studied were at risk of transport poverty occurring.

And the areas at higher risk were far more likely to be in accessible small towns (28 per cent) or accessible rural locations (30 per cent) than in remote parts of the country. Entitled Transport Poverty In Scotland the report was released at the start of Challenge Poverty Week.

The research used data on household income, access to cars and public transport, and allocated risk ratings accordingly.

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