Date: 18 Jul 2017
Transport Scotland has now launched its ‘Call for Evidence’ on behalf of the Nation Transport Strategy Review Research and Evidence Working Group. The Research and Evidence Group comprises of independent academic experts and Transport Scotland officials. The Group’s remit is to ensure the wider National Transport Strategy review process is informed by best practice and detailed evidence.
To influence strategic thinking on transport policy, the group are seeking evidence, including international research, on what transport policy, land use and technological or digital interventions would be most effective in supporting the Scottish Government’s Strategic Objectives; delivering a transport system that enables Scotland to be wealthier and fairer, smarter, healthier, safer & stronger, and greener.
The National Transport Strategy 2 (NTS2) will look at how Scotland can successfully address the strategic challenges facing the transport network and how it can make the most of the opportunities that present themselves. Transport Scotland has committed to delivering a collaborative co-design of NTS2 by giving individuals and communities across Scotland a greater say in influencing the development of transport policy at local, regional and national level.
SEStran welcomes this opportunity to support the development of the National Transport Strategy, and will continue to provide key evidence and best practice examples. Through reference of the SEStran Regional Transport Strategy and Delivery Plan 2017/18, we will highlight SEStran’s key priorities and projects.
We are happy to provide a copy of SEStran’s responses here. SEStran NTS2 Evidence