January 7th, 2007, 12:57 AM
Don't know if this has already been posted under another thread (I've not noticed it if it has), but SPT are currently doing a public consultation thingy on transport in and around Glasgow.
February 16th, 2007, 05:02 PM
Item 7 (http://www.glasgowcitycouncil.co.uk/committee_minutes/public/extdocviewtop.asp?CID=2362&DATE=16/02/2007&TIME=13:00&DAY=Friday&PAGE=1)
RESPONSE TO CONSULTATION ON THE REGIONAL TRANSPORT STRATEGY FOR THE WEST OF SCOTLAND 2007 – 2021
Purpose of Report
The purpose of this report is to advise Committee of consultation being undertaken by StrathclydePartnership for Transport (SPT) on ‘The Regional Transport Strategy for the West of Scotland 2007- 2021:
A Catalyst for Change; Consultative Draft’, dated December 2006, and ask Committee to approve theCouncil’s response for submission to SPT.
I recommend, therefore, that Committee:
i) notes the contents of this report; and
ii) approves submission of this report and appendices as comprising Glasgow City Council’s response to the consultation document entitled: ‘The Regional Transport Strategy for the West of Scotland 2007-2021: A Catalyst for Change; Consultative Draft’.
The strategy lists 74 interventions as constituting the best way to deliver the strategy.
From this list of 74 interventions SPT has prioritised the following 10 projects for delivery over the next 15 years:-
• Improving sustainable access to airports;
• Improving Cross-City rail links;
• Revitialising the Subway;
• Developing faster rail routes to Edinburgh and England;
• Completion of and access to the M74 (including the M8 corridor);
• Introducing new ticketing technologies (Smartcard);
• Meeting the transport needs of regeneration areas;
• Developing mass transit for the conurbation (Fastlink);
• Promoting sustainable transport initiatives; and
• Providing Strategic Park and Ride.
The following 5 priority measures are also considered crucial to delivery of the strategy:-
• Funding mechanisms;
• Structure of bus service delivery;
• Partnership Working;
• Demand Management;
• Review of legislative context for RTS (including roads powers).