Transport Scotland is working with Deblur into finding technical solutions to help Blue Badge holders and their carers, particularly those in or near Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
These four Scottish cities are thinking about creating Low Emission Zones.
This means that older and more polluting vehicles would be charged to enter these city centres.
Transport Scotland has asked us to investigate affordable technology for giving Blue Badge holder exemptions from these charges (even if the holder is travelling in someone else’s car).
For more about the project and our sponsors please see https://news.gov.scot/news/support-for-innovation-projects-2.
Transport Scotland are starting a consultation on Low Emission Zones in the next few weeks, but we have very tight timescales and need to get consulting potential users now.
We would like to consult those who would be affected so we can tackle this in the most helpful way.
We can offer £20 for 30 minute interviews or focus groups with:
Blue Badge holders;
People who drive Blue Badge holders as passengers;
Organisational Blue Badge holders (such as charities/care homes).
We will try to come to somewhere that suits them to save them inconvenience and expense. We won’t be asking about anything particularly personal, just their car travel bugbears and tips.
We’re also going to hold consultation events in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen/Dundee in January.
We’ve created two surveys. One is for Blue Badge holders, and one is for anyone who supports Blue Badge holders.
Blue Badge holders: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MX3RT2D
People who drive with Blue Badge holders as passengers: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/M3Q6T8N