Earlier today (Thursday, 20 January 2022), the Scottish Government announced the publication of their Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2). As the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, Nestrans has welcomes the findings:
Chair of Nestrans Councillor Sandra Macdonald said, “Along with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, Nestrans has significantly contributed to the STPR2 process, promoting the regional interests of the North East. The themes of the national document align with our own Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), and they provide a strong basis for progressing what we want to achieve here over the next 20 years.
“To reduce car kilometres, improve air quality and work towards Net Zero, we need to have sustainable alternatives to car travel which are attractive, accessible and efficient. I am particularly pleased to see two projects highlighted which will directly support public transport and active travel in the North East.
“The Aberdeen Rapid Transit (ART) scheme is a flagship project from the North East Regional Transport Strategy. In the coming years, it will deliver transformational public transport, linking key routes with high-frequency ultra-modern vehicles that are efficient and competitive compared to a car journey. This will help deliver positive social, environment and economic benefits for the region.
“The development of an active travel freeway network along key routes in Aberdeen underpins the development of active travel across the region, by offering a safe dedicated space for walking and cycling across the city with connections to an extended network of links to the wider North East region.”
For more details on STPR2