As part of the development of the new Regional Transport Strategy, SEStran 2035, there is a requirement to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in support of the development of the new strategy. The first stage of this work is complete and a scoping report has been submit to the SEA Gateway team via The Scottish Government’s SEA Gateway. The scoping report can be viewed here.
SEStran, Sustrans, City of Edinburgh Council and East Lothian Council investigated the feasibility of creating an upgraded cycle link between Musselburgh and Portobello. In 2015 the Strategic Cross Boundary Cycle Development Report identified the B6415/ A199 Musselburgh Harbour as a “missing link” in the active travel opportunities within the Edinburgh area.
The full report and appendices can be downloaded by following the below links.
A study jointly commissioned and funded by SEStran, City of Edinburgh Council and West Lothian Council in 2016 exploring the feasibility of improved active travel infrastructure along the A71 corridor from West Calder to Calder Road in Edinburgh (excluding the urban area of Livingston). Appendices available on request.
This report aims to guide investment in cross-local authority boundary sections of the cycling network, with particular focus on routes suitable for commuters. The approach adopted involves the following key stages: Best Practice Review, Desktop Study and Initial Consultation, Site Audits, Developing of Recommendations and Stakeholder Workshops.
This report summarises the steps that have been taken to develop the Guidance on planning and providing sustainable transport to new developments in the SEStran area. The aim of the Guidance is to inform the Regional Transport Strategy and the Strategic Development Plan as well as local authority planners and transport planners. It sets out the key issues relating to sustainable development in this context and gives practical examples that could be transferred to the SEStran area.
SEStran’s Sustainable Development Guidance supports a number of policies, including: climate change; transport;planning, economy and sustainable development as well as the National Strategic Objectives and Single Outcome Agreements.It aims to assist local authority planners and transport planners as well as developers to deliver strategic objectives through on the ground sustainable solutions, by offering effective advice and guidance at strategic, local and development management levels.
The development of urban cycle networks that facilitate commuter cycling in the urbanised SEStran area is a high priority of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS).
Safe and direct cycle routes should be parallel to the main traffic flows. This study focuses on cycle routes and facilities that are in parallel with the Regional Transport Commuter Corridors as defined in the RTS.
Within those corridors, urban areas deemed to be relevant for investigation were those with a population greater than 10,000 people.