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All across the Great Western territory => Looking forward - after Coronavirus to 2045 => Topic started by: grahame on January 21, 2022, 05:24:08 am



Title: New transport blueprint unveiled for Scotland
Post by: grahame on January 21, 2022, 05:24:08 am
From The BBC - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-60074377

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A mass transit network in Glasgow and bridges or tunnels to some of Scotland's islands are among the ideas in the Scottish government's new transport strategy.

Ministers have made 45 recommendations to guide transport investment decisions over the next 20 years.
Improving public transport links in the biggest city regions is at the heart of the blueprint.

Schemes to encourage more people to walk and cycle are also prioritised.

The Scottish government hopes that shifting the priorities of transport spending to greener projects will help tackle climate emissions in the coming years.

The strategy does not give timescales or funding commitments for its recommendations.

The ideas to be explored over the next two decades include:
* Introducing more 20mph speed limits and zones
* Creating networks of segregated freeways for cycling and walking
* Improved mass transit systems for Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow
* Electrifying more rail routes including the Fife Circle and Perth to Inverness route
* Improvements to the A75 and A77 road corridors in the south west of Scotland
* A feasibility study in replacing ferry routes with either bridges or tunnels at the Sound of Harris and Sound of Barra

What six ideas should be explored over the South West of England?


Title: Re: New transport blueprint unveiled for Scotland
Post by: CyclingSid on January 21, 2022, 06:54:44 am
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* Creating networks of segregated freeways for cycling and walking
But you would expect me to say that.

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* Introducing more 20mph speed limits and zones
Of little use unless somebody is going to enforce them.

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* Electrifying more rail routes including the Fife Circle and Perth to Inverness route
Salisbury westwards and other former GW routes to the peninsula

Dartmoor/Dawlish avoider, but I think the explorers have got lost on that one.


Title: Re: New transport blueprint unveiled for Scotland
Post by: grahame on January 21, 2022, 12:52:35 pm
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* Electrifying more rail routes including the Fife Circle and Perth to Inverness route
Salisbury westwards and other former GW routes to the peninsula

Dartmoor/Dawlish avoider, but I think the explorers have got lost on that one.

Can I put a strong case for Salisbury EASTwards to Worting Junction too, please!



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