Views sought on transport investment proposals

VIEWS are being sought on transport investment proposals which imagines, among other things, a new Glasgow metro system and an expansion to Edinburgh’s tram network.

According to Transport Scotland’s second Strategic Projects Review (STPR2), the Glasgow metro system would connect the city with surrounding areas in East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

Says the Scottish Government (here) of ‘STPR2’, it will ” inform transport investment in Scotland for the next 20 years.

“STPR2 is a Scotland-wide review of the strategic transport network across all transport modes, including walking, wheeling, cycling, bus, rail and car, as well as reviewing wider island and rural connectivity.”

The Edinburgh trams proposal is in the context of a possible wider transport programme that might include ‘bus rapid transit’.

Read the document, here.

Views are required by March 31, here.

In an parallel infrastructure-related announcement – here – the Scottish Government has identified £1.5 billion being spent over the next five years “towards transport, including £550 million for rail decarbonisation, over £500 million for ‘bus priority’, over £550 million for active travel infrastructure projects and £287 million for the Future Transport Fund”.

Pictured: An Edinburgh tram

Picture credit: PlaceDesignScotland