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.
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 STAG Case for Change Report has been completed and assessed to ensure that full account is being taken of an Environmental Duties and Issues during its development. The RTS Case for Change SEA Environmental Report can be downloaded here.
South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) has a statutory duty under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to produce a Regional Transport Strategy (RTS). A new RTS is being developed, which will set out a strategy to improve transport networks and services and to influence travel behaviour in south east of Scotland.
SEStran has prepared a draft STAG Case for Change Report to seek views and feedback from our partners and stakeholders on the key outputs of this strategy development process to date.
The STAG Case for Change 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 report identifies 29 transport problems from a user’s perspective as the basis for developing the RTS together with high level options to tackle these problems. Four RTS Strategy Objectives have also been developed in response to the problems.
This report sets out how SEStran is addressing its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. It summarises the progress made in mainstreaming equality and sets out our new Equalities Outcomes for the reporting period 2021-2025. This report demonstrates the 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.
As part of the development of the new Regional Transport Strategy, SEStran 2035, there is a requirement to undertake an Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA). The assessment will ensure that equalities issues are considered in the ongoing development of the new strategy. To meet this requirement an Equalities Duties Assessment Framing Note has been produced for SEStran by Stantec Ltd consultants, setting out the approach to be taken. The framing note can be viewed here.
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 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.