Sustrans Scotland’s role in the new National Transport StrategyPublished 20 July 2018 by Transform Scotland
Transform Scotland are pleased to publish its Members’ Briefing ‘Sustrans Scotland’s role in the development of the new National Transport Strategy’, written by Sustrans Scotland’s director John Lauder.
John concludes the briefing as follows:
“We look forward to the conclusion of the National Transport Strategy (NTS) and a strategy that better integrates and prioritises active travel. In tandem, Transport Scotland have started preliminary work on the second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR), the government’s shopping list of potential transport infrastructure projects for the next decade. The first STPR delivered the Queensferry Crossing.
“One of the first tests of the new NTS will be the outputs of this STPR. The NTS intends to deliver a strategy to tackle the challenges of the next twenty years. Top of the list is undoubtedly the growing physical inactivity and public health crisis.
“The government is intent on making Scotland an active nation, and it is my expectation that the coming years see the delivery of strong strategies and projects that deliver Scotland’s wider needs and well as a transport system that works for everyone.”