South East Scotland Transport Partnership, Travel Planning, Strategy
We produce a wide range of publications relating to different transportation issues within South East Scotland. To access a list of current publications, and downloadable pdfs, please consult the subject classification area to the left of this text.
SEStran is pleased to present three strategic studies, which were recently conducted through the Transport Scotland Low Emission Zone (LEZ) Public Transport Provision Fund:
The P&R Strategic Study is an evidence based review of current P&R provision in the South East of Scotland. It helps inform future investment priorities for the enhancement of P&R facilities and will feed into the emerging rewrite of the SEStran Regional Transport Strategy. The final report can be viewed here: SEStran Park and Ride Strategic Study – Final Report
The Mobility Hub Strategic Study scopes out the potential role of Mobility Hubs within the specific regional context of the SEStran area, and provides a framework for their implementation across the South East of Scotland. For the purpose of the study, a Mobility Hub has been identified as “a recognisable and easily accessible place which integrates different transport modes and supplements them with enhanced facilities, services and information aimed at encouraging more sustainable travel, creating a sense of place and improving journeys and travel choices”. The final report can be viewed here: SEStran Mobility Hubs Strategic Study – Final Report, SEStran_Mobility Hubs Strategic Study_Appendices
SEStran would like to thank the various people that were involved during the stakeholder engagement and for their input to these studies. SEStran is looking forward to continuing the discussions around promoting P&Rs, Mobility Hubs, and DRT in the region.
SEStran has now published the study undertaken to identify key issues affecting transport delivery throughout south east Scotland. The Main Issues Report will provide the basis for the future development of a new Regional Transport Strategy that will replace the current Regional Transport Strategy 2015-2025 Refresh.
The Main Issues Report is an evidence based review of the factors and issues which currently affect transport in the region and may affect it in the future. The study looks at the rationale for developing a new RTS, and investigates the people, society, environment and economy of the region along with the transport issues and challenges faced. The report identifies the 10 main issues considered most important for the region.
Due to the ongoing crisis, consultation was extended to allow a fuller response. The RTS that emerges from the research undertaken will also consider the short and long term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on transport in the region.
This report provides up to date information and audits of existing active travel networks and corridor proposals within the region. The report presents a proposal for investment in active travel infrastructure across the region, presented in a series of phases, to help guide potential future projects and funding bids.
The project builds on work already undertaken by the NTSG and focusses on improving links to and from Perth, Edinburgh and Fife. It follows the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG).
The first stage in the process was to prepare an evidence-based ‘Pre-Appraisal’ (Initial Appraisal: Case for Change). This collated relevant socio-demographic and transport information for the study area, developed specific Transport Planning Objectives (TPOs) for the wider study, and collated an initial list of potential interventions that might address the identified problems and opportunities.
The next stage of the STAG process the ‘Initial Appraisal’, which was completed in December 2020. This evaluated the potential interventions in more detail by qualitatively assessing them against the five STAG criteria of Environments, Economy, Safety, Integration and Accessibility/Social Inclusion. The appraisal also considers the options in the context of Feasibility, Affordability, and Public Acceptability.
The business plan will coordinate delivery of travel and transport projects over the next 12 months and work to get more partners “on board” with the proposed key priorities for the South East of Scotland’s transport network. Whether that’s walking, delivering goods, getting on your bus or bike, catching the train or driving your car and sharing your journey with others.
Over the next year, we are aiming to continue our journey towards making the South East of Scotland transport network as efficient, effective and equitable as possible and deliver a sustainable transport vision for the region. To do this SEStran will focus on our existing projects and partners including Transport Scotland, Sustrans, Cycling Scotland. The current focus does not preclude SEStran from exploring new opportunities and SEStran will always welcome discussions with new or returning partners.
This report sets out how SEStran is addressing its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. It summarises the progress made in mainstreaming equality and our progress in achieving the Equalities Outcome we identified in 2017 and demonstrates progress and continued commitment to developing and embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in culture and behaviours and as a fundamental part of our day to day business and decision making.